Darrla Kelly

Director of Branding & Research


As Director of Branding & Research, Darrla is well known for her attention to detail, effectiveness in setting up processes, organizational skills and efficiency in management of projects with a personalized yet professional presentation. Analyzing markets, determining sources for clients and candidates and recognizing new business opportunities help keep the company at the forefront of the many industries we represent. With her tenure and natural abilities; she is able to communicate effectively about our industries and she has an understanding of the economy and shifts that are occurring in today’s markets. Mrs. Kelly is well versed on how to connect professionals with companies, while being constantly aware of the intent, motivation, needs and feelings of all she comes in contact with.

Darrla joined Joseph Chris Partners in 2000 and quickly established herself as a leading recruiter within the many industries the firm specializes in. Her record of providing quality candidates to Joseph Chris Partners clients demonstrates her expertise and knowledge as well as her commitment to drive successful partnerships. Mrs. Kelly’s unique ability to understand the needs of our clients, whether public or private, regional or national has contributed to many quality placements and repeat client usage.

Mrs. Kelly has been honored consistently by the TAPC and HAAPC for her Outstanding Achievement and production in the Technical/Professional division of Direct Hire Placements since 2004.

Darrla is the proud mother of 6 children and 1 grandchild. She enjoys bike riding, antiquing, the beach and traveling with her husband.