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 and Washington, DC offices and the firm’s Business and Public Affairs groups. 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 the Indianapolis and Washington, DC offices, including sponsorships, sports and entertainment venues, local advertising, promotional needs, and other corporate communication initiatives.
  • Managing the Indianapolis and Washington, DC office budgets and four 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

  • Legal Marketing Association

    Past Co-Chair, Indianapolis City Group

Community Involvement

  • Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis


  • Make-A-Wish Foundation


  • Back On My Feet

    Past Volunteer

  • Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis