NEWTON, IA – The Vernon Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelli Denes as Director of Business Development.

In this role, Kelli will be actively directing Vernon’s national recruiting efforts in addition to working with the Company’s top salespeople to strategically grow the business with major accounts and helping the Company increase its overall revenues, profits and efficiencies.

Kelli has held various sales roles both within and outside of the promotional products industry. For the last 16 years, she focused on Large Account Sales leader for industry supplier, Raining Rose. Additionally, Kelli is very involved in the industry, recently representing UMAPP in Washington, DC for the Legislation Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). Kelli also serves on the workgroup for PPAI’s Women’s Leadership Conference.

Dave Regan, Vernon Vice President of Sales and Marketing, commented, “After getting to know Kelli as our supplier sales rep, we feel very lucky to add her to our sales leadership team. We know that her industry knowledge, enthusiasm, work ethic and approach to customer service will be tremendous assets to Vernon, our salespeople and our client relationships.”

As a wife and mom of three, in her “free time” Kelli also runs a successful lifestyle blog in which she shares some of her reflections, insights and lessons learned about work and family. Check it out at or follow @BalancedWorkMom on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“I’m excited for this next chapter in my career,” shares Kelli. “The Vernon Company stands out for their values that are aligned with my own.  I love that they are an Iowa-based, family-owned company and a leader in our industry. I already feel at home here.”