Turnkey Search Hires Kelly Lewis as Director

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September 3, 2019: Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has announced the hire of Kelly Lewis as a Director of the company. Ms. Lewis will focus on advancing diversity and inclusive recruitment practices in all of Turnkey’s talent and candidate pipeline initiatives. Ms. Lewis will also be responsible for supporting and servicing human resource professionals across sports, entertainment & media. “Kelly’s job, every single day, is to improve the level of diversity and talent in all of our searches. There’s nothing more important,” said Len Perna, Chairman and CEO.

“Advancing diversity and inclusion in sports, entertainment & media doesn’t start within the framework of any one search. It means constantly building bridges to historically under-represented groups,” said Ms. Lewis. “My job is to continually build and strengthen relationships with communities that are often untapped to improve access to this industry. It’s a win-win and something I’m extremely passionate about,” said Ms. Lewis.

Kelly Lewis comes to Turnkey after serving as a Research and Recruiting Associate for Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, an executive search firm in higher education. Ms. Lewis also previously served at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and was a Teach for America educator in Houston. Ms. Lewis graduated with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, minor in Community Action & Social Change, from the University of Michigan. Both programs at Penn and Michigan are among the highest-ranked in the country.


Turnkey Search is a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment - a leading talent recruitment/executive search firm that has placed more than 1,000 roles at all levels in sports, entertainment & media since 1996. Turnkey Search helps teams, leagues, venues, college athletic departments, events, agencies, brands, media & tech companies, private equity firms and others hire top talent. No other talent/recruitment firm is a more active sponsor, contributor & participant embedded in the sports, entertainment and media industry. Turnkey is the only talent/recruitment firm able to interface with new, rising talent from our exclusive partnerships with Sports Business Journal’s (SBJ) 40 Under 40, SBJ New Voices Under 30, the SBJ Awards, the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA) Mentoring Institute and Cynopsis’ Top Women in Media & Sports Awards. For more information please visit www.TurnkeySearch.com or call 856-685-1450.