Spring 2018 Graphic Design Lecture Series: Kathy Kiely of Ad Club

Please join us for a lecture from Kathy Kiely, President of the Ad Club. Focused on networking, professional development, advocacy and diversity, The Ad Club is at the intersection of branding and technology.


Kathy Kiely has served as President of The Ad Club since 2005. She joined New England’s largest trade organization for communications professionals, following a 25-year career in marketing and advertising.

Throughout her career, Kiely has helped develop and leverage successful communications programs for some of the country’s most recognized and respected brands including Talbots, McDonald’s, Verizon, Century 21, Playskool, The Hartford, and Hershey’s Foods. Kiely most recently served as Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Bertucci’s Restaurants. From 2001 through 2003 Kiely served as Executive Vice President, General Manager of Deutsch Advertising, where she was responsible for launching the Boston office of the $1.5 billion agency.

At Deutsch Advertising, Kiely directed new business, client management and strategic development initiatives. From 1995-2000 Kiely served as Partner, Director of New Business Development and Executive Vice President, Creative Director for Arnold where she was responsible for developing strategy and overseeing execution for all of the agency’s fully integrated marketing campaign business pitches. Prior to joining Arnold, Kiely served as Executive Vice President, Creative Director for Pedone & Partners. Kiely graduated with a bachelors degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1978.

Kathy served on the Board of Directors of Mass College of Art as well as on The Board of The Big Sisters of Greater Boston. She lives in Boston with her 3 children, Caitlin, Emily and Ryan.


The MassArt Graphic Design lecture series features professionals in the field that represent the diversity of the medium and its practitioners. Our lecture series is particularly interested in speakers who align with the public and inclusive mission of MassArt. We are thrilled to expose our students to a range of disciplines that they will soon be contributing to. The lectures are free, open to all students at the college, and the surrounding communities.

Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kennedy, 2nd Floor Conference Room

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