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My name is Kelly Marchal.

I am a curious connector, a communicator, a collaborator, a curator of experience.

I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend.

I am a community member, an advocate, a volunteer, a leader.

I am a bibliophile, a traveler, a proud Hokie, and an amateur genealogist.

I am a fan of architecture, art deco, college football, French language and culture, including of course, Champagne.

I founded Esprit de Merci in 2017, leveraging 24 years of experience in management and executive level roles in Finance and Human Resources, along with a lifetime of community involvement. Inspiration comes from opportunities to work with great leaders and teams. 

My career began with Overnite Transportation in Richmond Virginia with progressive roles of increasing responsibility across finance, including annual and strategic planning and analysis, organizational restructuring initiatives including acquisition and initial public offering, and implementation of a new healthcare program for our employees.  

I made a shift to human resources when UPS acquired Overnite in 2005.  Over the next several years, I was responsible for building and leading the function for the new business unit, with a focus on integration of the former Overnite / Motor Cargo operations into what is now UPS Freight.  I later served in HR executive leadership assignments with business units in Europe and Atlanta.   While working at the UPS Corporate Office, I led key strategic global employee engagement and talent mobility initiatives. I served as Executive Sponsor for UPS Women's Leadership Development groups in Richmond and Atlanta.

Community has always been important to me, and after completing the UPS Community Internship Program in New York City in 2006, I came home with renewed commitment.  My involvement with the United Way began in Richmond, where I served on the board and the Women's Leadership Council.  I participated on the Women of Toqueville Cabinet for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, which included chairing and moderating our 2017 Leading a Life of Purpose event.  I volunteer with Wellspring Living, and recently co-chaired the Gallery Condominium Association Community Art Program, where we established a Youth Art platform.  

I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech and completed my Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Richmond.  I completed the Management Skills for International Business Programme with INSEAD, and received my coaching certification (CPC) through iPEC.


6th Annual    

Leading a Life of Purpose

United Way of Greater Atlanta - May 2017