Written by Staff
The Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently announced the hiring of Mary Ann Kellam as President. Mary Ann Kellam has been in the financial industry for 13 years in the Dallas area. She has been active in leadership positions in the Dallas and Coppell, TX communities. She is Immediate State Past-Chair of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT), as well as past chair of the Dallas chapter. She is currently a mentor at the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School in Dallas and was selected as a member of Hispanic 100.
Kellam is past-Chairman of the Board of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce; a committee member of the Coppell Independent School District and a member of the City of Coppell Economic Development board.
She has provided seminars to the victims of domestic violence at Dallas Women’s shelters. She has also been involved with Girls, Inc.; The Dallas County Children’s Advocacy Center; Assistance League of Dallas; Wednesday’s Child Benefit Corporation and volunteered at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
In 1999, Kellam created the Coppell youth leadership (CYL) program for high school juniors, which she facilitated for 10 years. This program was created to help young teens develop or enhance their leadership skills. The program sessions focused on Cultural Diversity; Career Development; Social Services; Business; Government; Arts; Health/Wellness/Lifestyle; as well as community involvement and volunteerism.
Kellam has extensive experience in sales and management. She has owned and operated several businesses and is also certified as a Professional Image Consultant; Insurance benefits Consultant and a Self-Improvement/Development consultant. In her spare time, she is a jewelry designer. She also conducts team building workshops, personality assessments and etiquette training for corporations, as well as for organizations and schools. She is bilingual (English/Spanish).
Source: Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce