Candice A. Kelly began her 20-year long marketing career, interning with the Small Business Administration and eventually becoming a Director of Sales & Marketing for several different Hilton, Marriot and IHG branded hotels.
Candice formed her own consulting firm in 2011 and has since guided marketing initiatives for companies of all sizes within various industries including healthcare, financial services, education and non-profit.
In addition to creating Anza Keita LLC, Candice Kelly, along with her aunt, co-founded Great Lakes Personal Care Services, which is a state licensed, in-home care company based in their hometown of Gary, Indiana. While simultaneously leading an independent marketing consultancy and providing eldercare services, Candice became an adjunct marketing professor at Cleveland State University in Ohio.
Candice is a proud alumna of Syracuse University in upstate New York, where she earned a bachelor’s of science degree in marketing; and she holds a master’s of business administration degree from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Candice currently resides in Oakland, California. She enjoys volunteering with Life Courses Inc., a locally-based non-profit, as well as, with the Oakland Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, also a non-profit, community service organization of which she is a member.