Frank Kawecki

“Kelley has been a great influence on my career. I have had the pleasure of working with Kelley at 2 different companies and have watched him on numerous occasions conduct training sessions. To this day I use many “Kelleyisms” in my own hospitality seminars. His passion for the hospitality industry is certainly infectious to those around him. I would highly recommend Kelley to anyone needing to train or motivate their team.”
Frank Kawecki
Vice President
Kimpton Restaurants

Bradlee Bartram

“I have had the pleasure of working with Kelley on various projects over the years; including new openings. Kelley has consistently demonstrated his ability to deliver a compelling, tailored message to the group before him, whether line level, Director or in between… he knows how to make ideas stick. He does so via a set of customizable methods and materials that foster high performance teamwork.”
Bradlee Bartram
Chief Operating Officer
Cescaphe Event Group

Mary-Kate Dunphy

“I have worked with Kelley for a number of years as he has been a speaker or panelist at the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas for the past 4 years. Kelley’s knowledge and presentation style has made him a favorite speaker by our attendees. Because of his expertise, I have quoted him in a recent article I wrote on cocktail and food pairings. I recommend Kelley to anyone that wants a dynamic presenter at their event.”
Mary-Kate Dunphy
Content & Conference Coordinator
Nightclub&Bar Media Group

Francine McKanna, DMCP

“I’ve known and worked with Kelley Jones for more than 14 years and find his personal style extremely engaging. His charisma and friendly attitude can put anyone at ease and his vast experience working with corporations is a tremendous plus. Kelley is smart, professional and articulate and has no problem conveying thoughts and ideas to his audience.”

Francine McKanna, DMCP
President/Owner
AlliedPRA Las Vegas

Dan Abdalla

“Kelley has spoken to a number of classes at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). He has shared his insight on business and his experiences in the hospitality industry with our students at the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. Our students were captivated by Kelley’s enthusiasm and knowledge. We look forward to having Kelley back often to provide our students with the real-world view of life in the hospitality industry.”

Dan Abdalla
Associate Athletic Director for Development
UNLV Rebel Athletic Fund

David Rittvo

“Kelley was a speaker and panelist at both RD&E Conferences (Retail, Dining & Entertainment) in Las Vegas. Kelley’s experience and insight, from many years in various disciplines in the hospitality industry, has made him both informative and entertaining. He has partnered with some of the bigger names in the industry, at various times in his career, and he uses these experiences to tell some great stories.”

David Rittvo
Director Innovation Group
Innovation Food And Beverage

Donald P. Carlin

“I have watched Kelley perform training sessions on numerous occasions over the years and he is as entertaining as he is educational. He uses his personal stories and experiences to illustrate to his audience how hospitality can still be found in the hospitality industry.”

Donald P. Carlin
Senior Director, Restaurant & Bar Revenue
Host Hotels & Resort

Andrew L. Benioff

“Kelley was a panelist at my inaugural “Independent Lodging Congress” in Philadelphia, PA. Kelley’s insight as both a hotel food & beverage operator and an independent restaurant and bar operator was a great addition to a lively discussion. Kelley certainly understands the importance of a hotel’s F&B offerings and programming and why it is such an integral component to today’s traveler. “