The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
Software Engineering Institute Kelly Kimberland manages the SEI's media relations and analyst relations programs. In this role, she has successfully grown media coverage of the SEI, launched the Institute's first analyst relations program, developed and implemented PR campaigns, and is the project leader for this year's Annual Report. She provides consultation to senior executives on strategic messaging, facilitates press/analyst briefings, and conducts media relations training for new employees. Her professional background includes managing employee communications program, producing corporate magazines organizing events, and contributing articles to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and F.L. Primo Magazine.
She has served on the Public Relations Society of America Pittsburgh Chapter Board of Directors for five years, most recently as the chapter's treasurer and National Assembly delegate. She is an adjunct instructor in advanced public and media relations at Duquesne University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Jefferson College, a Master of Arts degree from Duquesne University, and most recently became Accredited in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America.