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Kelly P. Hodges is a Life Member of GUNAA. In 1995 Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and in 1997 she received a Master of Science in Sports Administration. Kelly is the Founder and CEO of Hodges Communications Group, LLC (HCG). Kelly is a results-driven leader with over 15 years of operations management experience in communications, public health, advocacy, government affairs, and nonprofit management. Ms. Hodges is a master of sponsorship activation, community engagement, partnership development, capacity building, professional development, and team building.


Hodges Communications Group, LLC is a boutique, full-service Communications & Marketing firm that provides "top-notch" services with a community focus. HCG generates a platform that engages conversations to build brands, increase visibility, protect reputations, and increase revenue and donor giving. HCG is an expert in multi-cultural communications, including implementing community involvement strategies, public relations, marketing, community affairs, and crisis management.


In 2018, Soror Hodges accepted the position of Executive Director of the Historic Houston Texans YMCA. In this role she oversees the total operation of the Houston Texans YMCA center, including membership, marketing, programs, facilities, volunteer and staff development, financial development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies. In previous roles, Soror Hodges served as the Senior Director of Health Equity for the American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate. In her position, she was responsible for strategically fulfilling the health impact goals in high-risk communities in Dallas, Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas by focusing on the areas of hypertension, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity. Through extensive volunteer and community engagement and activation, the position led the integration of health equity strategies with development, advocacy and marketing, and communications and served as the internal consultant to the assigned region on initiatives to build diversity and inclusiveness.


As a loyal, driven, creative, energetic, and dynamic individual, Ms. Hodges believes that "Faith without works is dead!" In the community, she has served on the Centers for Disease Control Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. Locally, she has loaned her time and talents to several boards; Planned Parenthood of Southeast Texas (2006-2014), The African American Health Coalition (President 2003-2008), The National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer (Co-Chair 2003-2014), The Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Foundation (2010-2014), Janine's Sarcoidosis Outreach Foundation (2007-2018), and YWCA of Greater Houston (2016-2018). In November of 2019, the community elected Kelly to the Spring Independent School District Board of Trustees, Position 2. Ms. Hodges has been recognized by several organizations, including the City-Wide Beauticians and Barbers Association, for her outstanding work in promoting women's health issues. She was also recognized by the Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Foundation of Texas as one of Houston's Finest for her work in women's health. Ms. Hodges received the Alpha Phi Alpha Night on the Nile Award for Community Service. In that same year, she was honored for her Outstanding Community Service by The Gents Inc., and in 2013, D-Mars Magazine featured Ms. Hodges as a Top 50 Black Health and Wellness Professional. In 2012, Ms. Hodges was honored by the Ivy League Education Charities Foundation, the YMCA of Greater Houston, Rolling Out Magazine, and the Mosaic Women for her outstanding community service. In that same year, she received the American Heart Association Lillian A. Lamon Women and Minorities Volunteer of The Year Award. Who's Who in Black Houston featured Ms. Hodges in its inaugural edition.


In 2013, Mrs. Hodges was offered a part-time position as On-Air Talent at the historic KCOH Radio, one of the oldest African-American AM radio stations in Texas. Along with her co-hosts, she provided a warm "cup of coffee" for your ears. The morning program provided entertainment, local/national news, and traffic. Mrs. Hodges says, "The morning show was a dream come true and a wonderful learning experience!" In 2016 Ms. Hodges was the host of "What's the 411?" a public affairs program that featured nonprofit organizations and presented a platform to promote their programs and services.


Ms. Hodges has been featured in several publications for her work in the Houston community; The Houston Forward Times, Houston Style Magazine, and D-Mars.com. She has also contributed to several peer-reviewed journals; The Breast Journal, The Journal of Women's Health, and Cancer-The American Cancer Society.



“I am looking forward to serving and engaging alumni in all of our activities. I am HBCU proud and a proud graduate of Grambling State University! Grambling changed my life!




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