Kelli Maruccia – Principal, KM Strategies, Inc.
Kelli formed KM Strategies in 2004. Kelli initially began her fundraising career as an intern for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee while completing her degree from UCLA. From there she was recruited by Senator Tim Johnson’s re-election campaign to work in his Washington, DC fundraising office. After a successful campaign for Senator Johnson, Kelli moved back to San Diego and worked for Drew Consulting, a local fundraising firm. There she managed fundraising for multiple campaigns, candidates, and initiatives. After leaving Drew Consulting, Kelli opened KM Strategies to handle multiple candidate campaigns and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. Kelli and KM Strategies have raised more than 25 million dollars and counting!
Sydnie Ellias – Finance Director
Sydnie Ellias graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English. Sydnie joined KM Strategies in March 2014. Prior to this, she worked on numerous political campaigns in Texas and California. Sydnie has advocated for women’s rights and children’s concerns and brought an awareness to their issues. She is a member of the San Diego Chi Omega Alumnae group and spends her free time volunteering with local non-profits.