People Update: Kelly Douglass

Agenda: USA has announced the immediate addition of hospitality and events professional Kelley Douglass as Director of Client Services. Douglass joins Agenda: USA from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she worked since 2008 as an event producer in one of the premier convention cities, working with leading destination management companies (DMCs) and corporate clients.

Douglass has served on the board of MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and was featured in their national magazine in December 2019. She is quickly becoming involved in the local hospitality industry, joining several organizations. Douglass owned her own event planning firm while negotiating a move to Kansas City, working with events in both locations as she transitioned. Prior to this, she was a sales manager for Audubon Nature Institute, the largest non-profit in Louisiana which represents the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium.

As Director of Client Services, Douglass will oversee sales, marketing and event production. “Agenda: USA is uniquely positioned to be a market leader in the event production space. I look forward to capitalizing on Agenda’s reputation for 30-plus years of exceptional service, while also bringing new and fresh ideas to our clients.”

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Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.