Kelly McGrath

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

As the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at the American Endowment Foundation (AEF), Kelly McGrath brings a proven track record of strategic leadership. Her expertise in marketing and communications is key to the future of developing and retaining business.

With nearly 25 years of experience, Kelly specializes in internal and external communications, corporate communications, crisis communications, media relations and change management. She’s a growth-oriented collaborator with a high sense of urgency, adept at prioritizing and focusing an organization on its most significant areas of opportunity.

Prior to joining AEF, Kelly served as the Senior Manager of Internal Communications at The Lubrizol Corporation. In this role, she served as a strategic partner and communications leader, developing and executing a global internal communications strategy to optimize the engagement of 8,000+ employees. She built and maintained relationships with a diverse set of internal stakeholders to increase visibility and improve the quality of communications throughout the organization.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Walsh University and an MBA from Ashland University. Additional accolades include Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business.

Under Kelly’s leadership and strategic vision, AEF is poised to elevate its marketing and communications initiatives to new heights. Her wealth of experience and innovative approach will enable the organization to deepen audience engagement, differentiate themselves in the marketplace and expand philanthropy throughout the financial services industry. With her contributions, AEF continues to excel as one of the nation’s largest independent donor-advised fund sponsors.