Kelly Cruse

After earning her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University, Kelly
launched her career at Southwest Airlines in talent recruitment, marketing, and governmental
affairs. Her corporate career was followed by leadership and development experience with two
anti-violence non-profit agencies. 

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Kelly previously created a successful design company with
her sister and is currently principal of Rex Grady Executive & Professional Search, a values-
based recruiting firm.

Prior to joining the board of Dallas Music Network, Kelly served as the launch board chair of The
Marcella Project.