Employee Spotlight

Kelley Kozulla - August Featured Employee

Kelley is a student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she is currently working towards her degree in Economics and minor in Management. On her days off from JMA, she enjoys traveling, going to new restaurants, playing with her dogs Charlie and Winston, and spending time with family and friends.

Briefly describe what you do in a day.

It changes every day. Typically, in a day, I attend to my emails, do an invoice check-in, train other staff on invoices and/or processes, answer the phone, clean, stock supplies, file and perform other administrative duties. Lately I have been working on developing the J. Murphy & Associates database, inputting information regarding foundations, companies, contacts and individual donors. I am also working on a project within the database that will help us find grant opportunities and potential individual giving donor prospects.

What is the best part of your job?

I like that it changes every day. I like the variety of opportunities that I receive, and I love learning about different departments at J. Murphy & Associates. I also like learning about non-profits and what they are being funded for. There are a lot of cool ideas and opportunities for non-profits in the Twin Cities area.

What is your proudest moment at JMA?

Winning a staff cooking contest with my seafood risotto recipe! No, but seriously, I am super proud to witness when other people have accomplishments in the office. I am also proud of being a resource for everyone in the office. I have been with the company for a long time and have a basic knowledge of JMA workings.

What are three words to describe yourself?

Sarcastic, funny, caring.


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What’s one thing we wouldn’t necessarily know about you?

I would say that I am a very competitive person when it comes to any card game, board game, yard game, pretty much ANYTHING!!

What is the best meal you’ve had?

One time when I was in Mexico, I had a whole roast suckling pig topped with pineapple and other garnishments. It was so delicious and beautiful.

Also, every time I travel to Chicago, I love to eat at Shaw’s Crab House.