Behind the Team

Kelly Borth, Chief Strategy Officer, CBC, APR

Kelly Borth With over 40 years of marketing experience, Kelly is known in the business community for her clever marketing strategy and her keen ability to listen and tune into an organization’s unique needs.

Continuously building relationships and transforming clients into market leaders, Kelly has received numerous honors for her business and community leadership. She serves on several local business and non-profit advisory boards and is one of 35 certified brand strategists in the U.S.

GREENCREST was inspired in 1990. Since then, GREENCREST had grown to become an integral part of the Columbus business community. As a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations, digital and social media agency, GREENCREST specializes in turning market players into industry leaders®.

Kelly has been recognized as one of Columbus’s “Forty under 40” up and coming leaders, a Smart Business Power 100 and Power Player. She is a 1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award finalist. Kelly was honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners with a Visionary Award in 2005 and that same year was named Ohio Women in Business Champion of the Year by the Small Business Administration. In 2010 GREENCREST was honored with a Corporate Caring Award and in 2011 a Smart Business Pillar Award. Kelly was honored with the 2011 Kent Clapp Leadership Award, Chief Executive Boards International Business Owner of the Year in 2022 and listed by Ohio Business Magazine as one of Ohio’s 500 Most Influential Leaders in 2022.

Kelly serves on the local advisory boards of the Columbus Chamber Small Business Council, the Ohio Chamber Small Business Council and Conway Center for Family Business and is a past advisory board member of numerous privately held businesses. She is a past board chair of numerous central Ohio trade and community boards. She is a charter member of the local chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). She is a member of Women Presidents Organization, , Chief Executive Boards International, Central Ohio Business Wealth Planning Council, a Certified Brand Strategist, an Accredited Public Relations Specialist, and a Certified Business Communicator. Kelly consults with numerous CEOs and COOs and her marketing insights can be viewed in her column, Ignite Your Business in Smart Business Magazine.

her marketing insights

Kelly is a featured columnist for Smart Business magazine. Read her articles or list to the GREENCREST podcast for monthly marketing advice!