Meet Kelly Penzenik, Director of Marketing & Communications

January 15, 2019

On January 1, 2019, we welcomed Kelly Penzenik as our new Director of Marketing & Communications. We've hired Kelly to provide strategic leadership in cause-oriented marketing focused on member acquisition, retention, and product/program quality which tells the story of the Y as a charity.

Kelly is no stranger to the Y. She has been serving on the East End YMCA Branch Board since 2015, was board member of the year in 2017 and served on the Gala committee in 2017 and 2018.

Kelly was born and raised in Lake County and graduated from Mentor High School.  She has both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA from Cleveland State University. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and brand management, she has held several leadership roles with American Greetings and most recently has acted as a Product Manager with Our Pets Company in Fairport Harbor.

On a personal note, Kelly has been married for 11 years and has 3 kids- Olivia, Scarlett and Weston. In the family’s free time, they love to swim, travel the world and be active.  They can often be found at the Outdoor Y during the summer, on the slopes in the winter, and having bonfires in the fall after soccer practice.  Kelly has a passion for youth and giving back to her community.

Join us in welcoming Kelly! You can reach out to her at [email protected].