Kelley Dearing Smith
President and Scientific Director, Biolinea International
Kelley Dearing Smith’s career revolves around out-of-the-box thinking and telling a story. In her 20-year career, Kelley has developed strategic partnerships and communication efforts that build Louisville Water’s brand and highlight the value of something most people take for granted: high-quality drinking water. She is a member of the company’s executive leadership team and directs internal and external communications and content marketing, brand development, education and outreach, government relations and economic development. Kelley has authored a book highlighting Louisville Water’s history and oversaw the development of the WaterWorks Museum at the company’s 1860 original pumping station. Kelley is vice-chair of the American Water Works Association’s Public Affairs Council and frequently speaks to utilities on best practices for branding and communication. She holds a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Eastern Kentucky University.