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Kellie Artis | Director of Communications, Virtual Veterans Communities

Kellie Artis | Director of Communications, Virtual Veterans Communities

Current Position and Past Experience
Kellie Artis is a communications professional and content marketer who specializes in producing authentic, relatable, multimedia content that connects with military audiences. She is currently Director of Communications at Virtual Veterans Communities, creating exceptional experiences for military-connected students. Prior, she was at MILLIE for eight years where she served as chief operating officer, helping to alleviate the stress of frequent relocations for mliitary families.

From 2017-2021, she served two consecutive terms as a member of Military Family Advisory Network's advisory board, where she was a consistent voice for military families regarding safe housing and other relocation-related challenges. She has also worked with the White House’s Joining Forces initiatives to improve economic opportunities and employment outcomes for military spouses. Currently, she continues to serve as a member of MFAN's Military Housing Roundtable and as an executive board member of an theater arts nonprofit in her local area.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Artis is a George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program scholar, holds a Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) certification from the American Marketing Association (AMA), and a bachelor's degree in corporate communications and business adminitration from the College of Charleston.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
In her free time, Kellie teaches personal development workshops for military spouses as a Certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher (she’s a type 5). She continues to serve as a member of MFAN's Military Housing Roundtable and as an executive board member of Sweet Tea Shakespeare, a theater arts nonprofit in her local area. She lives in Fayetteville, NC, with her active-duty Army husband (stationed at Fort Liberty) and two children.

Kellie Artis has established herself as a highly respected subject matter expert on the military spouse experience, the complexities of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocations, and effectively reaching military family and veteran audiences. Her insights are recognized nationwide, with Artis making notable appearances on platforms such as Fox News Business, Military.com, Military Families Magazine, We Are the Mighty, Military Spouse Magazine and Scary Mommy. Her articles and opinions are not only sought after for their depth of understanding but also for the practical advice they offer, which is routinely featured across various military media outlets, podcasts, and video interviews. Moreover, her involvement as a speaker at events and educational offerings, like the Military Influencer Conference and the National Association of Realtors' Military Relocation Professional training, underscores her role as an influential voice in supporting military families through each phase of their journey.

Connect with Kellie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kartis/ and visit Virtual Veterans Communities to learn more about supporting military affiliated students at your institution.

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