Kelli Betner


Kelli Betner is the Manager of Communications at Smyser Kaplan & Veselka L.L.P. where she focuses on building brand recognition, public relations outreach, and digital media for the firm.

She joined the Army in 2008 and spent four years on active duty as a Psychological Operations Specialist stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She was airborne qualified and attended the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School during her time on active duty, and in 2010, Kelli deployed to Afghanistan and served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XVI.

Kelli left active duty in 2012 and attended Baylor University where she obtained her BA in Public Relations. She then went on to attend New York University where she earned her MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communications.

She is a member of the American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, and the Legal Marketing Association. She also serves on the planning committee for Sky High for Kids and is a part of the Club PetSet Young Professionals group of Houston PetSet.

Kelli grew up in Midland, Texas and is married to Ben Betner. They have two pups and live in Houston, Texas.

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