Team Member Profile
Kelly Irvine is a member of the Management Team and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Carlson Capital Management. She oversees the planning, development, and execution of the firm’s marketing strategies; client communications; brand management; event management; and community involvement all with an eye on keeping our clients’ experience at the forefront. She is also responsible for partnering with other leaders and human capital colleagues to nurture and support the firm’s keen focus on culture as expressed through its mission, vision, and values.
Kelly graduated with departmental distinction in Political Science from St. Olaf College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude. Her career took her to Montana, Idaho, and Wisconsin before returning to Minnesota. Kelly’s professional background spans both the corporate and non-profit sectors. She has held corporate management positions in community relations and human resources.
Kelly was selected as a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and served board tenures at both the Northfield Area Family YMCA and the Helena Education Foundation. Additional activities have included advisory committee service at St. Dominic School, co-chairing 5th Bridge-Feed My Starving Children Northfield meal-packing events, and many years organizing Northfield Jingle Bell Runs. Kelly, her husband Colin, and their two children spent the 2010-2011 school year living in and working from Oslo, Norway. She now telecommutes from Moorhead, Minnesota.