Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Kelly Kaplan

Kelly Kaplan is a pillar of the Nashville community. With over 20 years of experience in the Tourism/Hospitality industry, she currently serves as the Events & Sales manager of the 40,000 square foot Nashville Underground in the heart of lower Broadway. Beginning her career straight out of high school Kelly has shown her strong work ethic from day one rising from industry server to the events mastermind she is today. Since locating to Nashville from Chicago, she has handled sales and events for; Stadium Club at Vanderbilt, Sheraton Music City, Maggiano’s Little Italy, BB Kings Blues Club and most recently Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville before joining the team at Nashville Underground. Even though not a native, Kelly absolutely considers Nashville her home and her ties the city reign strong as she is currently the chair for the Downtown District Progressive Party, was the Membership Director of Nashville Tour & Travel Professionals and is a member of the Meeting Professionals International, Music City Concierge Association and the Downtown District Board of Directors. Kelly’s passion for her career shines through every day as she strongly lives by the philosophy ‘choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’