Kelly A. Grant


e-mail: gkag413@outlook.com

Sacred Heart University 
Master's, Strategic Communication and Public Relations  2019
University of Connecticut 
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology 1994

International TEFL Academy
Certificate, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language 2022
  • Confident and Strategic Thinker

  • Strong Interpersonal Ability

  • Initiative and Creativity

  • Crisis Management

  • Results-oriented, Problem-solver and Decision-maker

  • Strong Attention to Detail

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communications Skills

  • Motivated to Achieve High Standards and Continuous Improvement

  • Excellent Planning, Organizational and Multi-tasking Skills

  • Over Eleven Years Public and Media Relations, Communications and Social Media Experience

  • Confidential Employee status 




Post University - 2022 to present

  • Associate Program Chair - Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice Professor


Eversource Energy - 2021 to 2022

  • Community Relations Specialist


CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police - 2001 to 2021

  • Recruiter, Community Engagement and Media Relations - 2018 to 2021

  • Public Information Officer and Spokesperson - 2009 to 2018

  • State Trooper - 2001 to 2021




  • Act as public information officer and spokesperson for the Connecticut State Police.

  • Developed and implemented integrated communications strategies that advanced the business objectives of the organization.

  • Build relationships and provided effective and efficient liaison efforts with news media representatives, community leaders and public.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with the news media, public and community through the use of social media and community engagement efforts.

  • Respond to oral and written requests for information, and prepare and disseminate news releases that reflect the official position of the organization.

  • Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of communication plans, and advise executive management if efforts should be discontinued, emphasis changed or coverage expanded.


  • Organize, conduct and coordinate with media on press conferences, informational presentations and public service announcements.


  • Provide on-air interviews to the television and radio media.

  • Media train and prepare executives and others for media interviews, and provide strategic communications and counsel to executive management.


  • Maintain and create content for organizations social media platforms.


  • Develop news releases and talking points, and aggressively pitch stories to the media.


  • Instruct public speaking, media relations and community engagement classes, and facilitated team-building exercises.

  • Direct and manage an office of staff.


  • 24 hour on-call status.