Annell Kuelpman

Chair / President, Aerospace

annell@adkexecutivesearch.com
Phone: 904-536-8104

Annell is one of those people who sees the big picture yet ensures that the details are taken care of. Her creative side is drawn to marketing and new ways of looking at traditional practices and processes for finding today’s top talent and tomorrow’s leaders. Each client project is an adventure to her, and her sense of accomplishment comes from helping individuals and organizations to achieve their goals.

Annell brings her prior career in recruitment and consulting to the partnership. Her background in marketing, training and coaching, candidate pool development, human behavior evaluations and project management make a natural fit with Doug’s background in aviation. Annell has spent almost 30 years as a recruiter and trainer. During her career, Annell started her own company, Profit Center, a consultancy dedicated to the training and development of executive level professionals. She worked with individual professionals as well as management level staff in strategic planning, personal and business development and achievement of goals. She also trained companies to do their own recruiting. She sold Profit Center to become a Broker/Manager for RE/MAX, helping to grow a Louisville firm to become ranked in the top 10 in productivity of over 80,000 individual real estate offices in the U.S. and in the top 3 individual offices of the RE/MAX International organization. Annell was named International Manager of the Year for RE/MAX International for her recruiting results, as well as her training and counseling. When she and Doug moved to Jacksonville, she left the real estate industry and became a partner in ADK.

Annell is on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives (NWAAAE) and serves on the Diversity Committee for American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Annell grew up in Louisville, KY and fondly remembers boating and skiing in her childhood on Cumberland Lake and Kentucky Lake with her family. Now some of her favorite things include boating with Doug and their 3 adult children and their families when they all visit Priest Lake in the summer, and dining at her son and daughter-in-law's restaurants Low Country Kitchen located in Steamboat Springs, CO and Denver, CO.