About Us

Kelly Annis, Branch CommunicationsKelly Annis is the principal of Branch Communications, a marketing and communications firm focusing on the real estate industry.

With a passion for cities and responsible land use, Kelly frequently provides technical writing and design services for the Urban Land Institute, a global nonprofit organization with a mission to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide.

With over 12 years of experience running the St. Louis office of ULI, Kelly has a keen understanding of ULI’s goals, global mission, membership base, and the services the ULI district council network needs as it works in and with communities to shape the future of the built environment.

Prior to her work with ULI, Kelly was Client Relations Manager for a mid-sized business and real estate law firm in St. Louis and the Marketing Director for the Rosemary Beach Land Company in Rosemary Beach, Florida. In both roles, Kelly was a member of ULI, where she learned to further appreciate great urban design and the value of the historic and authentic urban fabric that made up her hometown of St. Louis.

Kelly earned a B.A. with Honors, magna cum laude, from Drury University. She has also completed a number of certificate programs through the Urban Land Institute, including a Chancellor’s Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Kelly and her husband, Mike, live in St. Louis, Missouri, with their son Lukas. In addition to her passion for the Midwest, Kelly enjoys hiking with her son and dog and riding her horse through the Missouri woods.