Jackie Kelly

Tatiana Swedek

Production Associate
The Independent Lodging Congress

Director of Marketing & Operations
The Independent Lodging Congress

Jackie Kelly, the Production Associate, coordinates all logistical aspects of events for The Independent Lodging Congress.  She curates engaging experiences for hospitality professionals to connect, learn, cultivate, and develop new strategies.

Tatiana joined the Independent Lodging Congress in 2015 where she serves as CMO, COO and Chief Creative Officer. She spearheads all copy-writing, content creation, digital marketing, website management and graphic design for the Independent Lodging Congress. Additionally, she works with ILC’s events team in all stages of planning, design and production of each event. She curates the program and topics of discussion for each event while coordinating strategic and creative partnerships.

She does this by researching and incorporating individuals with an expertise in their field and elements that make a city unique.  In addition to planning events from conception to completion, Jackie also manages the budget for the Independent Lodging Congress.  

Jackie is very involved in the arts and culture of Philadelphia and is a creative herself.  She graduated from Drexel University in 2018 with a B.S. in Entertainment & Arts Management and minors in Business Administration and Dance.  

Quick Facts

Favorite place to stay when traveling:
A modern studio apartment… preferably with a lot of natural light and/or a balcony

Favorite place to stay when traveling:
A one of a kind place. Somewhere deep rooted in the community….with great F+B

MUST have travel item:
My water bottle!

Biggest extravagance or vice:
I always have fresh flowers in my bedroom 

Who in the industry inspires you?
I am inspired by my fellow colleagues at ILC! I am so grateful to work with individuals that are so passionate about this company and its mission.  

Who would play you in a movie:
I couldn’t think of anyone, but my roommate says Zoey Deutch

First job:
Cashier at a dry cleaners 

First job:

Currently reading:
In Montmartre:  Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

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