Staff Spotlight: Meet Kelly Flynn
With 13 years at JMFA, Kelly Flynn understands the challenges faced by banking and credit union professionals. As National Sales Director for JMFA’s Contract Optimizer program, Kelly leads a team focused on helping financial institutions evaluate and optimize the value of their third-party vendor contracts. Before joining JMFA, she held positions with Harland Clarke and Liberty Check Printers, and the Marketing Director for Bayou FCU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Q&A with Kelly Flynn
What do you find most rewarding about your role at JMFA?
Helping community banks and credit unions across the country find savings in their vendor expenses, which allows them to further their strategic plans. Knowing our team can directly impact their bottom line to ensure they can stay focused on their account holders and running their organization is fulfilling. Also, what I find rewarding is when I do multiple projects over a span of years with clients, this allows me to develop relationships with people all over the country.
What does your workspace look like right now?
My cubby is in my guest bedroom. You can always find a cup of coffee, pictures of my family and lots of blue ink pens.
What do you like to do when you aren’t assisting our clients?
I have a daughter in the 9th grade and a son in the 8th grade who keep me very busy juggling their sports and school schedules. I love to watch them play and cheer them on. My daughter plays on several junior golf tours in Louisiana and my son plays JV Baseball and Basketball for his school. When I’m not at a golf course or at baseball field, I love to travel and read good mystery novels.
What motivates you each day?
I love my job. I’m very lucky to work with great people at JMFA and our amazing clients. My job is challenging and dynamic. I like the fact that no project is ever the same.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
If I could go anywhere in the world right now, I’d travel to Greece and Italy to see the ancient ruins and civilizations of the past. Traveling abroad really puts into perspective how young our country really is and I think it’s fascinating to see how other people in the world live.