Kelli Eklund has been a member of the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Department administration since July 2011, currently serving as the Associate Director of Marketing.

Her prior experience was at Appalachian State University where she was a Sports Marketing Intern from August 2010 to May 2011. She was in charge of the softball team, but also helped with football and basketball marketing and promotions. Kelli also worked for WBTV Charlotte in the summer of 2010 as a Marketing/Community Affairs intern. She helped promote sponsored events in the Charlotte area as well as studied marketing trends in the news and broadcasting industry.

Kelli earned her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in 2011 in Communication with a concentration in Advertising and a minor in Marketing. Kelli currently resides in Charlotte, NC where she likes to run, play with her dog and watch football in her spare time.