CHESAPEAKE, Vir. — Jo-Kell recently announced the promotions of Kristin Parkinson and John Kelly to the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Corporate Officer, respectively.
Initially hired as the head of the company’s Jacksonville branch, Parkinson took charge immediately and led the Jacksonville team to more than 500% revenue growth over her tenure. Her operational excellence and team management skills led to her promotion to the company’s Executive Vice President of Operations in 2019, as she relocated to Jo-Kell’s corporate office in Chesapeake, Vir.
Parkinson has a reputation for getting things done quickly and efficiently, all while seeking to uplift those under her direction. With this prominent position in the company’s corporate office, she will expand on her proven track record of effectiveness and oversee Jo-Kell’s day-to-day operations.
“Kristin has proven repeatedly that she can manage any situation,” said Suzy Kelly, CEO of Jo-Kell. “We know that our business operations could not possibly be in better hands moving forward.”
Kelly has been with Jo-Kell for over 18 years and has proved integral in that time across a number of key roles. Kelly brings immense experience to this new position having previously held such titles as Channel Manager, Business Process Manager, and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, among others. He has created new departments in the company, led teams in times of emergency, and always brought clear guidance to every position he has held.
Moving forward, Kelly will continue to oversee all of Jo-Kell’s sales and marketing efforts as well as providing leadership in establishing the direction of the company in both the short and long term.
“John Kelly has been directly linked to so much of our success in the past two decades,” said Suzy Kelly. “We are thrilled to elevate John to the role of CCO so that he may provide even greater influence on our future.”Tagged with Jo-Kell