Crawford Strategy Welcomes Mary Helen Kelly and Jalesa Cooley

Crawford Strategy Welcomes Mary Helen Kelly and Jalesa Cooley

GREENVILLE, S.C. – June 15th, 2018 – Crawford Strategy, a full-service agency committed to providing strategic and creative communications solutions to businesses, recently welcomed two new additions to the team. Mary Helen Kelly joins the Account Services Team as a marketing account coordinator and Jalesa Cooley joins the expanding Public Relations team as a PR account coordinator.

Mary Helen Kelly is a recent graduate of Furman University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications Studies and supports Crawford Strategy account managers through research, planning and client communication through her role as account coordinator. Her experience includes multiple internships in client services, event planning and marketing at places like Georgia Aquarium and with Greenville-based event-planning firm, Oliver Hooper Events.

“After completing my undergraduate degree at Furman University, I am thrilled to be staying in Greenville and starting my career at Crawford Strategy,” said Kelly. “This team has a passion for productivity, creativity, and generating company pride. They make you feel like family.”

As a PR account coordinator, Jalesa Cooley focuses her time on the public relations needs of Crawford’s key financial services client. Cooley is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Public Relations and participated in the USC PRSA Batement Team, during which time she successfully co-wrote an op-ed that was published in the Charleston Post & Courier newspaper. Cooley is also a former Mayor’s Fellow with the City of Columbia Office of the Mayor.

“The team at Crawford Strategy is full of driven, creative individuals and I am honored that I have been given the opportunity to work, and learn, alongside them,” said Cooley. “As a recent graduate, I’m both excited and nervous to begin my career, and I wouldn’t want to do that anywhere else but at Crawford Strategy.”

Crawford Strategy is thrilled to have these two “thinkers and doers” joining the team.

“We could not be more excited to expand the team with Jalesa and Mary Helen,” said Allison Mertens, Senior Vice President of Corporate Growth. “We are confident these fresh faces to both the marketing and public relations world will provide invaluable energy and passion while serving Crawford clients to the best of their abilities.”

About Crawford Strategy, LLC
Crawford Strategy is a full-service marketing and branding agency in Greenville, S.C. The agency provides a full range of services including advertising, SEO and SEM, video production, web design and digital marketing. Crawford Strategy is known for providing strategic and creative communications, highly responsive customer service and significant, award-winning results for its clients. Crawford has expertise in a variety of industries including healthcare, travel and tourism, education and financial services. For more information, please visit our website at