Speaker Kelley Gardner
VP, Current Series Animation
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Kelley Gardner is Vice President, Current Series Animation at Nickelodeon. She is the Executive in Charge on SpongeBob SquarePants, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, The Patrick Star Show, Middlemost Post, and Star Trek: Prodigy.
Gardner first joined Nickelodeon as an assistant in the Current Series Department in 2006. During her time at Nickelodeon, she has worked on over a dozen hit animated series, including The Fairly Odd Parents, Sanjay & Craig, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, and The Penguins of Madagascar. Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Gardner served as a production assistant on the feature Over the Hedge, where she supported film production in all stages.
She is a member of Colour Entertainment, an Executive Champion for the Employee Resource Group RISE and also a member of the Inclusivity Council for Nickelodeon. She holds a BA in Ethnic Studies and Political Science from The University of California, San Diego.