Meet A New Member

Kelly Untiet

Originally from: Grew up in Franklin, NH. Currently live in Alexandria, NH

Current PR Role: Director of Public Relations, Reaching Higher NH

Work History

Throughout my career, which has spanned government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations, I have remained committed to the idea that innovation, communication, and collaboration are the keys to success. Prior to RHNH, I Served as Director of Development at CATCH Neighborhood Housing, as Community Engagement Manager with the Unite Us in NH coordinated care network, and as the Administrator of the Office of Social and Emotional Wellness within the NH Department of Education assisting in the statewide expansion of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavioral Health and Wellness (MTSS-B), Trauma Responsive School initiatives, and prevention efforts focused on bullying, substance use, and suicide.

I joined PRSA because…

I joined PRSA because I love to learn and grow. As an embedded PR or communications professional, it is easy to remain up-to-date and connected with the latest advancements within our organizations and the sectors they represent. My participation in PRSA is meant to couple that “content-based” exposure with support for and connections to my chosen craft.

Yankee Chapter Involvement

I don’t believe I am “officially” a member of any committees yet, but I am open to it!

Most challenging PR situation I have ever faced

When I served at the NH Department of Education, I was responsible for our strategy in response to the all too frequent school shootings that take place here and around the country. Each incident was terrifying for educators, families, and students alike. Through those experiences, I learned the importance of executing a strategy based not just on what “we” want to say but one that is inclusive of what our audience wants/needs to hear. I learned the importance of listening as a key public relations strategy. And I learned that often, especially in the governmental and non-profit space, humility and relatability are a superpower.


I love to cook and garden! I will be starting both my vegetable and flower seeds in a few months!

Bucket List/Dream Trip

My dream trip is to hop in an RV with my husband, my two kids, and our dog and travel across the country, stopping at as many national parks as possible.