American Heart Association ( is pleased to announce that Kelly Morris is the newest addition to their team as development director! In this role, Kelly will be spearheading the Greater Omaha Heart & Stroke Walk.

Kelly has spent the past 20 years in the sales and marketing profession, but her persuasion skills really began as a Girl Scout. Her mother Teresa coached the little Brownie to ask, “How many cookies do you want?” instead of “Do you want any cookies?” Thus, a salesperson was created.

Kelly has worked in various industries throughout her career, including advertising sales (both online and print), trade shows, financial services, senior healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. Her previous role was with The Collective for Hope (Grief’s Journey, HEALing Embrace, and Ted E. Bear Hollow) as their director of philanthropy and marketing. The move to the American Heart Association is a culmination of an expanded education and skill set as well as the opportunity to make a greater impact.

American Heart Association believes every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality. To achieve this, they work by driving equitable health impact in our communities. For more information, visit