Kelly McLaughlan is the CEO and Co-Founder of KME. Digital – a digital marketing and technology agency. KME serves Northern Virginia and the entire DC region, having grown over the past 17 years with the help of the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC) business incubator and network. KME has benefited tremendously from the resources and location of the MEC – including access to a steady and growing pool of very talented, enthusiastic student interns and workforce from nearby George Mason University.
Kelly is a native resident of Northern Virginia, graduating high school, college (JMU - Finance) and building her professional career and businesses in this region. Prior to KME.Digital, Kelly has held previous professional positions as a certified Systems Engineer with EDS, and an IT Program and Engineering Manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Raising four children with her husband in the Dulles region of Northern Virginia, the McLaughlan family has been engaged in both the local and regional community, particularly with respect to challenges regarding STEM-centric education and the local economy.
In addition to KME, Kelly has been an active volunteer in groups including the JMU College of Business Marketing Executive Advisory Board (Chair), the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority (Commissioner), Loudoun County Joint BOS/School Board Committee Citizen’s Advisory Group, the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) College Counseling Center and Crew (Rowing) Team, the McLean (BNI) Business Forum (President), the Nysmith School for the Gifted Odyssey of the Mind Teams, and the 100 Women Strong Organization under the Community Foundation of Loudoun & Northern Fauquier. In addition, she has supported her husband in his recent roles as Commissioner on the Loudoun Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC) and Mason Enterprise Center (MEC)/SBDC IT/Digital Advisor, and has provided digital marketing strategy and technology assistance to the Loudoun Department of Economic Development.