Holly Kelley joins the New Mexico Tourism Department as the Business Development Coordinator within the Tourism Development Division. Holly brings 25 years of experience in training, project and program management in the information technology industry. Most recently she was a Senior Program Analyst with Visa, Inc. From 2011-2014 Holly ran her own business, serving as co-owner of a specialty coffee and espresso bar.

New Mexico has been Holly's home-away-from home for more than 13 years. In 2018 she was able to make the Land of Enchantment her primary residence after moving from the California. She is excited to make a difference through her Business Development role with New Mexico Tourism and is looking forward to building new relationships with constituents while discovering new treasures throughout the state.  

She is a mother of three grown children, which she raised in Santa Clara, Calif. She enjoys travel and has a passion for exploring new places, reading and spending time with family, friends, and her dog "Gus".


Get to know Holly more though a Q&A:

Q: What do you like about working for the Tourism Department? 
A: The Tourism Department is clearly a collaborative team where everyone seems to have a great deal of respect for one another and is fully vested in the success of New Mexico Tourism. I am grateful to be a part of it!

Q: What do you hope to accomplish for the tourism industry as a member of Team True?
A: I am very much looking forward to driving engagement and significantly contributing to New Mexico Tourism and the New Mexico True brand.

Q: What is your favorite New Mexican dish? 
A: Chicken Enchiladas with green chile.

Q: What is your favorite thing about New Mexico?
A: The beauty of the landscape, the positive people and the Native American culture throughout.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Road trips, exploring new places, the Green Bay Packers, reading, my dog "Gus", family and friends.

Q: What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics?
A: Is sleeping a sport? If not, I think I would enjoy Mountain Bike Cycling.