Maria Kelly, Director, iBusiness Warriors
As a senior manager for over 15 years, Maria has gained extensive experience in all aspects of business management and development and has a strong background in marketing and communications. Maria was CEO of Limerick Chamber of Commerce for 10 years where her focus was to drive the strategic development of the Chamber as well as the economic development of the region.
Prior to joining Limerick Chamber Maria was Head of Marketing with Chorus (now UPC) and was responsible for developing and managing the company’s marketing strategy as well as the company rebrand in 2000 and the roll-out of new digital, telephone and broadband services. Maria also worked with Murray Consultants in Dublin, in both the corporate PR and event management departments of the business.
Maria is a board member of the Hunt Museum and was formerly a board member of Chambers Ireland, the Limerick Market Trustees and the Limerick Marketing Company.
Maria holds a First Class Honours MBS in International Entrepreneurship and a MA in International Studies from the University of Limerick (UL). She also has a BA from Mercyhurst University in the United States and is currently undergoing PhD research in Small Business International Entrepreneurship at UL.
Maria’s business motto is “once you have the right team around you anything can be achieved”.