Michelle Kelly — 2023 IRMA Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Michelle Kelly, Editor and VP Content, Cottage Life Magazine/Blue Ant Media, for earning the title of Volunteer of the Year for her dedication to IRMA!

Michelle serves on the IRMA Board of Directors, co-chaired programming for the 2023 IRMA Conference, sat on the Awards Committee and the hiring committee for the executive director in 2022.

Michelle  started her career in publishing in 1998, as the office manager at Cottage Life. Since then, she has held various positions in the editorial department at the magazine until she was named Editor in July 2015 and Vice President, Content, for Blue ant Media in September 2019. She sits on the Professional Advisory Committee for Centennial College in Toronto and is a board member for the International Regional Magazines Association. She is also the recipient of several Canadian National Magazine Awards, including Editor Grand Prix in 2021.