Stephanie and Hank Kelley’s story began many years ago in Fayetteville with two people in love. When Hank met Stephanie, he was a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas, and she was still working on her degree.
The two married in 1979, moved to Little Rock in 1980 for a job opportunity in commercial real estate, and over the next two decades, raised four children. The couple now has 10 grandchildren.
Hank, of course, is CEO of Kelley Commercial Partners in Little Rock, one of the state’s most prominent commercial real estate firms. Kelley clients include the Port of Little Rock and Costco as well as many local restaurants and businesses.
Much like his wife, Hank is heavily involved in the community. He is an active member of Club 99, where he was formerly a president and currently serves on the organization’s Little Rock Police Awards banquet. He also serves on the Baptist Health Foundation board (as does Stephanie), the Downtown Partnership Executive Committee, Fifty for the Future, and the Arkansas State Police Foundation board. He co-chairs the annual golf tournament to help raise funds for scholarships for state trooper families.
Stephanie, meanwhile, is an active community leader. Involved in the Association of Women Executives, she sits on the board of Shepherd’s Hope, where she’s an active volunteer as well. Plus, she’s a Pilates instructor, volunteer coach and mentor.
Hank describes his wife as “an active leader of our family including helping out with grandchildren when asked and [she is] always ready to travel to visit our other family members outside of Little Rock.”
The Kelleys use any available downtime to spend quality time with each other and the people that mean the most to them.
“We enjoy our casually oriented life and crave outdoor activities with family and friends when we are not working,” Hank said.
Hank describes his wife as “an active leader of our family.”