Kelly Knapp Blay | College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Kelly Knapp Blay

Kelly Knapp Blay

Kelly Blay

Kelly Blay recently retired from CenturyLink as Vice President and General Manager for the Ohio market where she spent more than 26 years as a telecommunication industry leader. Prior to her role at Centurylink, she was a Director of Call Center Operations for Embarq in Carlisle, PA and held several leadership roles at the Sprint Corporation in Overland Park, Kansas.
Blay holds several degrees including a Master of Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University, she is a graduate of the American Economic Development Institute from University of Oklahoma-College of Continuing Education and completed her undergraduate work at The Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration.
Blay is a recipient of the Mansfield, OH YWCA, TWIN (Tribute to Women in Industry) award. She is an active member of The Ohio State University – Mansfield, Board of Directors, the Ohio United Way Board of Directors, the Governing Council for Cleveland Plus, a former member of Ashland University’s College of Nursing Advisory Board and the Youngstown Regional Chamber Board of Directors. Blay resides in Mogadore, OH with her husband Doug and their three children.

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Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship