The Arkadelphian LLC today announced the addition of a new team member.
Kelly Stiles joined the publication on Oct. 24, 2022, as advertising manager. She will be responsible for advertising sales, planning special features packages and designing advertisements for the website’s new and existing customers.
Her background in journalism, coupled with a degree in business and organizational communication from Henderson State University make her the ideal candidate to join arkadelphian.com, Clark County’s growing and only daily source of news.
“I’m excited to have Kelly on board,” said Joel Phelps, who founded The Arkadelphian in summer 2021. “Kelly is a proven team leader, and her experience will certainly further build and strengthen this news company. I look forward to seeing Kelly unlock her potential in this endeavor.”
Prior to joining The Arkadelphian, Stiles worked as a property manager at Crye*Leike Pro Elite Realty. She was also editor-in-chief of Henderson’s student-run weekly newspaper, The Oracle, where she raked in several awards in journalism from the College Media Association. She additionally received an award from Henderson for Outstanding Leadership during her studies.
She and her husband Cory located to Arkadelphia from Mountain Pine in 2019 and fell in love with Arkadelphia’s “small town charm, its natural beauty, its proximity to large Arkansas cities; but, most of all, we love its people.”
Kelly and Cory are members of Park Hill Baptist Church.
“I believe that my new career is the perfect culmination of two great passions of mine — journalism and Arkadelphia,” Stiles said. “It brings me joy to aid local businesses in reaching their audience while supporting integrity-filled news reporting.”
Stiles can be reached by phone at 501-762-6135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.