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Veteran Sales Leader, Ramel Kelly Joins PRA Global Sales Team

CHICAGO, IL.  June 14, 2022 – PRA, a leader in the Business Events industry, is pleased to announce accomplished sales professional, Ramel Kelly has joined PRA as Global Sales Director, according to Laurie Knapp, Chief Growth Officer.  As a vital member of the global sales team, Kelly is responsible for new business development, and fostering strong client relationships which establishes PRA as the ideal solution for DMC services in the US Business Events sector. In addition, Kelly will drive strategic sales efforts to the growing North American market, focusing on supporting client needs and expanding business opportunities into PRA’s vast destinations.

Kelly’s tenured career includes holding various management and sales leadership roles in the hotel hospitality space, most recently having served as Executive Director National Accounts, Northeast at Loews Hotels & Co. In her sales role, Kelly provided account leadership through direct sales efforts while spearheading strategic global expansion.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Ramel to the PRA Global Sales Team,” shared Knapp.  “She is a highly regarded leader and sales expert in our industry, known for her warm approach strong business acumen and innovative solutions-based style. She is highly skilled at evaluating business trends and implementing strategies to produce results for our valued clients.”

Kelly added: “PRA has a dynamic group of sales leaders who play a significant role in strategically planning and executing events. Through its unique, end to end integrated solutions, the company is solidly positioned as the leader in the DMC sector of the Business Events Industry and is known for its outstanding service delivery, results-oriented program management and creative meeting elements. I am thrilled to be associated with this extraordinary team of professionals.”

Kelly has been active in Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), Legal Marketing Association, as well as Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Greater New York Chapter. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College and resides in the New York Metropolitan area.  Connect with Ramel Kelly on LinkedIn or directly at

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