Kelly M. Sharpe

Director of Business Development Indianapolis
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Kelly develops and implements business development and marketing programs to drive client development opportunities and growth for Taft’s Indianapolis office and select practice groups, including Business & Finance, Environmental and Labor & Employment. She provides corporate communication support to Taft’s attorneys and supports the firm’s strategic marketing and business development goals.

With the strength of a team approach, Kelly’s main areas of responsibility include:

  • Developing and implementing business development and marketing activities for Indianapolis office, including sponsorships, sports and entertainment venues, local advertising, promotional needs, and other corporate communication initiatives.
  • Managing Indianapolis office and three practice group budgets.
  • Assisting with annual individual attorney and practice group business development plans.
  • Creating collateral materials and responding to requests for proposals.
  • Supporting brand-building initiatives and corporate identity standards.
  • Building and maintaining media and community relations. 
  • Assisting with ranking, recognition and nomination activities
  • Enhancing website and external communication.

After joining the firm’s marketing department in 2002, Kelly rose through the ranks to her current position.


  • M.A., Public Relations, Ball State University
  • B.A., Communication, Purdue University

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Legal Administrators

    Member, Special Events Committee

  • Legal Marketing Association

    Co-Chair, Indianapolis City Group

Community Involvement

  • Back On My Feet


  • Make-A-Wish Foundation


  • National High School Mock Trial

    Member, Publicity Committee, 2013 Championship

  • United Way of Central Indiana

    ReadUp Tutor