Speaker Kelley Gardner

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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.

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