You don’t get to 50 years in business without the contributions of many dedicated, over-achieving employees. To all of us at Williams Whittle, half a century isn’t a finish line; a time to rest on our laurels. It’s a legacy to build on – a time to position our agency for the next chapter. With that in mind, I am very pleased to announce that Williams Whittle Advertising has hired Kelly Callahan-Poe as our new President.

Kelly’s client and agency background focus on customer service and digital expertise will help provide our clients with innovative marketing solutions and help me set our strategic vision for the future.

I immediately saw in Kelly the depth of experience, energy, and drive to keep us moving forward. I am especially excited about her digital experience and her ability to articulate that experience into effective campaigns for our clients.

Kelly brings to Williams Whittle an extensive track record of successful marketing strategies for clients in the nonprofit, association, corporate, local, and federal government sectors – with a special emphasis on digital strategy. In previous roles as head of Client Services and Digital Strategy at Blue Water and Pulsar Advertising, her client range included Department of Defense, FEMA, L-3 Communications, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Audi of America, Goodwill, Mental Health America, American Lung Association, Capital Bikeshare, Arlington County Commuter Services, Amtrak Virginia, and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She has 25 years of experience on both the client and agency side working in three major market areas: Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Kelly has three sons ranging in ages from 9 to 12 who keep her busy between work and their extracurricular sports activities.  She is a long time runner and hatha yoga enthusiast.

Welcome to the team, Kelly!

Kelly can be contacted at 703.888.4146 or via email

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