14 to Watch in 2014: Kellye C. Moore

January 5, 2014 


Kellye Moore

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  • Kellye C. Moore
    Age: 45
    City of residence: Warner Robins
    Occupation: Attorney
    Hobbies: Reading, traveling, cooking
    Favorite thing about Houston County: “It’s not original, but it’s the people. I’ve lived my life as a military kid and never had a place to call home, but the people I live and work with here make me feel like this is my home forever.”

In June 2013, the journal of the American Bar Association began its report on half a dozen female attorneys by talking about Kellye C. Moore of the Perry law firm Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore, LLP.

The article featured Moore as one of the few women in the role of managing partner for their firms who see to tasks such as managing day-to-day operations, budgets and movement toward future business goals.

All that while carrying their own case loads.

The article called Moore and her sister managing partners leaders “at the top of their game.”

“Kellye is smart,” said Larry Walker, founder of Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore. “She’s real smart. She’s a hard worker, and in a firm with a lot of strong people, she’s shown she’s a very strong person indeed. She’s exceptionally good on appellate work, at writing briefs and drafting pleadings. She excels in the minutia of the law.”

In 2014, Moore is playing a leading role in the firm’s strategy to expand its presence to Warner Robins by establishing an “of counsel” relationship with attorney Larry O’Neal.

Also this year, Moore takes on responsibilities as president of the Houston County Bar Association. She has multifaceted ambitions for the association just as she does for her firm. They include her being a role model and mentor for younger female lawyers.

In all roles, Moore believes practical planning and action is key.

“We live in challenging times,” Moore said. “But I believe you leverage your challenges into opportunities. As we move into new business opportunities or do whatever we do in our community, we have to keep more in mind than just 2014. We have to take baby steps, but we take them with long-term objectives in view for 10, 20, 30 years out.”

-- Michael W. Pannell

Click on the links below to read of 14 to Watch in 2014 stories:

Rorie Bradley, 30, Warner Robins, athletics director of Central Georgia Technical College

Stacy Campbell, 33, Perry, president and CEO of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce until April 30; will become director of communications of the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on May 1

Jay Flesher, 45, Warner Robins, director of economic development at Flint Energies

Carmen Foskey, 17, Warner Robins, student at Warner Robins High School

Bill Goggin, 49, Bonaire, manager of Houston County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

Heather Hall, 39, Warner Robins, marketing manager for Cox Communications

Mark Ivory, 44, Warner Robins, athletics director at Thomson Middle School

Sonya P. Jenkins, 44, Warner Robins, CEO of Vision Inscribed, a business solutions company

Kelly Miller, 31, Centerville, family nurse practitioner

Joe Molyson, 66, Bonaire, retired colonel and assistant director of operations for intelligence, Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base; also retired Houston County High School astronomy teacher

Melissa Phagan, 36, Warner Robins, director of administrative and volunteer services, and executive administrative assistant to CEO Cary Martin at Houston Healthcare

Mark Strandburg, 37, Kathleen, general dentist

Larry Walker III, 48, Kathleen, insurance agent

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