ABOUT OUR FIRM
At KM Strategies, our dedicated, experienced team incorporates innovative ideas and successful strategies to ensure our clients fundraising success. Since 2004, we have been leaders in fundraising strategy for campaigns spanning local, state and federal levels. We’ve worked for a wide array of candidates, initiatives as well as non-profits.
TODD GLORIA MAKES HISTORY AS SAN DIEGO'S FIRST LGBTQ+ MAYOR
"Democrat Todd Gloria-- 'the son of a hotel maid and a gardener' -- made history Thursday as he was sworn in as the 37th mayor of the City of San Diego.
Promptly at 10 a.m. -- via a very pandemic-style, virtual inauguration ceremony before the San Diego City Council -- Gloria became the first-ever person of color and member of the LGBTQ community to hold the city's highest leadership position."
NBC San Diego
SHIRLEY WEBER APPOINTED BY GAVIN NEWSOM TO REPLACE PADILLA AS SECRETARY OF STATE
"When news of Weber’s imminent appointment to be the first Black woman in California to serve as Secretary of State, it was met with high praise. Advocates celebrate Weber as a champion who has proven her political acumen and leadership ability and established herself as a strong voice for all constituents especially Blacks and the underserved”
Black Voice News
SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEM TONI ATKINS ENDORSES DR. AKILAH WEBER FOR ASSEMBLY
"Atkins noted the young Weber’s experience as a physician and surgeon, and her public service since 2018 as a La Mesa city councilmember.
“Right now, California needs Dr. Weber’s leadership and her understanding of the complex public health and economic challenges we face,” said Atkins. “I’m proud to join with leaders from throughout San Diego County in supporting Dr. Akilah Weber for state Assembly in this important special election.”
Times of San Diego
WHO WE ARE
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Kelli formed KM Strategies in 2004. Kelli was born and raised in San Diego and lives in Point Loma with her husband Matt and 2 girls Emma and Elysa, and their dog Luca. Kelli initially began her fundraising career as an intern for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee while completing her degree from UCLA. From there she was recruited by Senator Tim Johnson’s re-election campaign to work in his Washington, DC fundraising office. After a successful campaign for Senator Johnson, Kelli moved back to San Diego and worked for Drew Consulting, a local fundraising firm. There, she managed fundraising for multiple campaigns, candidates, and initiatives. After leaving Drew Consulting, Kelli opened KM Strategies to handle multiple candidate campaigns and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. Kelli and KM Strategies have raised more than 30 million dollars and counting!
Alexis started at KM in January of 2020 and is now a leader on the KM team. Alexis completed her undergraduate work at California State University, Chico receiving degrees in both Political Science and Sociology with Honors. During her time at Chico, Alexis interned for former Congresswoman Susan Davis, worked on battling food insecurity on college campuses, participated in the stop human trafficking organization, and pioneered a menstrual product distribution program on campus. She then continued on in academia at the University of Oxford, obtaining her Master's degree in Sociology with Merit. Alexis is passionate about equal access to education, LGBTQ+ and women's rights, and international law.
Assistant Finance Director
Acacia started with KM in August of 2021 and has already proven a vital asset to the KM team. She interned for Measure G - the SDSU West Initiative – while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in political science and marketing from University of Miami. After graduating, Acacia moved to San Diego and worked for a nationally recognized political consulting firm. She used her extensive marketing background to help lead many successful city council, ballot measure and other candidate campaigns. She's currently working towards a Masters of Business Administration from San Diego State University.
Rachela is a San Diego native and San Diego State University alumni. She received her degree in International Business with an emphasis in Italian, and minor in Islamic and Arabic studies. Prior to graduating, she interned for the San Diego Chamber of Commerce focusing on policies within the San Diego-Baja California region. She has been working as a campaign fundraiser in San Diego since 2021.
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