Vice President Marketing Operations
How long have you worked at New Path?
Since May 2022!
Where is your hometown?
Depends on how you define hometown. Where I was born and spent most of my childhood is Eielson, Alaska. I always think of that as where I’m from. But I live in Burlington, NC.
What was your dream job as a kid?
I don’t think I ever settled on just one. I wanted to do everything when I grew up.
What was your first job ever?
My first professional job was as a clerk/typist working for Lockheed Aircraft Service in California. I can type 112 words per minute. 😉
Mountains or Beach?
What’s a show you are currently binging?
What’s your favorite motto or personal mantra?
Hope for the best. Plan for the worst.
What’s your favorite ad campaign?
This is a hard one because there are SOOOOOOO many excellent campaigns out there. For an oldie, the Alka-Seltzer Newlywed ads from the 60s and 70s are an absolute hoot. For something more recent, the Organic Balance Real Morning Report hit the nail on the head for women — at least from my perspective. And for an overall campaign approach – GEICO. They cut through the noise and get attention, address a challenge with GEICO/GECKO pronunciation, speak to product and service, and are incredibly consistent.
If you could be guaranteed one thing in life (besides money), what would it be?
For my husband and I to be able to travel anywhere we want at any time. We love exploring new — and old — places. To be able to easily travel and have the time and resources to do it would be amazing.
Two truths and a lie, Go!
I have an irrational fear of bears.
I learned to program computers on a TRS-80.
I finished my bachelor’s degree in 2 years.
What are three words to describe working at New Path?
Collaborative. Engaging. Growth-minded.
Early bird or night owl?
How do you define success?
To me, it’s all about learning and growing.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
There are many things people don’t know about me, and I like that. 😉
Great Scott! Doc Brown gives you the DeLorean for one joy ride, what time period are you headed to?
I want to go back to the year I was 8 years old. That was a great year. Not because of things happening in the world, but where I was in life. I had a safe and loving home, and I was old enough to pick out my own clothes, to go outside and play without adult supervision, yet I had no great responsibilities (beyond a few chores). No one, as far as I knew, relied on me for anything. That was a great year. 🙂
Another spotlight in the books, who are we going to feature next time? Stay tuned to find!
Kelly Paul joined the New Path Digital team as our VP of Marketing Operations in May 2022. Prior to joining our team, Kelly worked in multiple leadership positions in higher education, financial services, and nonprofits.