Kelly Swords

Kelly Swords, Account Executive

How long have you worked for Excalibur?

Nearly eight years.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

Getting the job done. I will jump through hoops to make sure our clients have what they want and need.I have a knack for handling last-minute details without blowing a fuse.

What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients?

Plan B! I always have a solution to any problem that arises. My clients are confident that they can show up at any event and everything will run smoothly on their end because I will handle any problems or loose-ends that pop up during the event.

What do your ideal clients say about you?

I serve as part of their team and help them maintain a high level of service to their clients and employees at an exhibition. I also try to make them feel like they are part of our team, and not just a client who pays for our services.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?

I love being on the show floor and solving that really crazy problem that no one ever thought would happen. When most would write off an issue as impossible to finding a solution for, I’ll find a solution that works.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Anywhere that’s sunny and involves some water. Water is calming and I love sunshine!

Any volunteer activities you’re crazy about?

I don’t have as much time as I would like to volunteer, but I try to help when I can. After hurricane Katrina, my friend and I were talking about what it might be like to lose everything you’ve ever owned. Assuming all of our family members were safe (human and four-pawed varieties alike), we talked what things we would quickly grab out of our house to save. High on my list was a teddy bear I’ve had as long as I can remember. So we decided to collect teddy bears for the children who went through Katrina. We ended up receiving bears from several states, including some as far away as Oregon and Washington, many with little notes attached for the kids.

What would be impossible for you to give up?

My phone.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

Lately I’ve been shooting sporting clays.

Kelly Swords