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Ginny KellySoutheast Director

Ginny grew up in Oxford, MS and graduated from the University of Mississippi. After spending 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Ginny made her way to Chattanooga in 2010 as a specialty representative with Johnson and Johnson before transitioning into the outdoor industry, first with The North Face, and then with Salomon. An avid trail runner, Ginny is a trail race director and is one of the founders of the Rock/Creek Women’s Trail Running Summit. She also runs competitively for the Rock/Creek All Mountain Team and Arcteryx.

Ginny currently sits on the boards of the Lookout Mountain Conservancy and Wild Trails and has served on the boards of Lula Lake Land Trust, Ivy Academy, and CHI Memorial Foundation. In 2013, she graduated from the Holmberg Arts Leadership Program and will graduate in the 2022 cohort of Leadership Chattanooga. Ginny is married to Mayor Tim Kelly, has two stepsons, Jack and Cannon, and many pets! In her spare time, you will find Ginny directing trail races for her company, Bad Beard Events, running on trail or road, or volunteering for anything and everything in Chattanooga.

It’s a true privilege to work with the team at The Land Trust for Tennessee to help preserve this incredible state for future generations. It’s a perfect fit for my passions and experience.