Kelly Luecke

Vice President

PHONE: 216.241.8905

Kelly is a senior public relations strategist with over 20 years of PR, communications and marketing experience. She specializes in the creation of strategic communications plans that guide, protect and enhance client reputations through both proactive and reactive media relations tactics. She has extensive experience pitching and securing media — both earned and owned — across multiple outlets and platforms, and she regularly leads media training sessions to develop proficient spokespersons.

Kelly joined D&E in 2024 from Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, where she served as Director of Marketing & Communications for their Affiliate Shows Division. Prior to joining Cirque, she was the founder of Backstage PR, a boutique public relations agency specializing in events primarily within Northeast Ohio. Kelly graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Specializes in:

  • Securing earned, owned and paid media
  • Media pitching
  • Media training
  • Content creation
  • Crisis communications


  • Cheering on her three teenage sons at their sporting events
  • Taking walks with her husband and their goldendoodle, Griswold (Grizz)
  • Painting