The Corp1 Story
Corp1 was originally formed as Del Corp America (Del Corp) in 1989 by Carolyn McKown after helping start Corporation Service Company (CSC), leaving to start her own company. Carolyn and Mike McKown later formed a sister company called CorpAmerica and operated both companies simultaneously until they sold CorpAmerica to Lexis Document Solutions in 2000. The McKowns retained Del Corp until they retired a second time, at which point they handed off Del Corp to their (then) daughter-in-law, Kelly McKown. Kelly managed Del Corp while she worked for other corporate service companies, ultimately becoming President of Incorporating Services, Ltd. (ISL) in 2003.
Having an entrepreneurial spirit, in December of 2010, Kelly left ISL to pursue her dreams. She decided to grow Del Corp into a bigger and better company, drawing from her successes at ISL. She found an amazing domain name and changed the name of the company to Corp1, Inc., to create a new brand that would become recognizable around the world as a leader in the incorporation industry. Corp1's corporate services include company formations (incorporating), registered agent, corporate filings, corporate record retrieval, UCC searches and filings and other corporate services. INCORPORATING THE WORLD, ONE COMPANY AT A TIME!
Kelly A. McKown, President
Kelly has been in the legal profession for 28 years, the last 21 of which have been in the corporate services industry. She started her career as a litigation paralegal with various law firms in Denver and Kansas City where she specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability law. She served in the Air National Guard and US Air Force Reserves as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician on the C-130 aircraft and served overseas in Operation Desert Storm in 1990.
She has been very active in local and national affairs within the paralegal profession, and served on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) for three years. In July 1996, she was one of the first paralegals to receive NFPA’s PACE Registered Paralegal (RP) designation.
Kelly served on the Board of Directors of the industry association, National Public Records Research Association (NPRRA), for six years and served as President from 2010-2011. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce for four years and served as Chairman of the Board in 2011. Most notably, Kelly served on the Delaware Supreme Court's Board on Professional Responsibility for four years. This board oversees attorney discipline for all members of the Delaware Bar. She is currently serving a seven year term on the Colorado Supreme Court's Character and Fitness Committee reviewing Colorado Bar applications and attending hearings.
She received an AAS degree in Legal Assistant from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado, as well as a BA degree in Journalism with a minor in Paralegal Studies from The Metropolitan State University of Denver. Kelly has boy-girl twins who were born in 2001. Her favorite activities are downhill snowskiing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado and riding her motorcycle (BMW K1600 GT) with friends. Kelly has been on the Mountain Safety Patrol (non-medical arm of ski patrol) with the Copper Mountain ski resort since 2011.
Glenda K. Hallett, Vice-President, Operations
Glenda is an industry icon in Delaware, having worked for corporate service companies (Incorporating Services Ltd. and Parasec) for over 30 years. Glenda has also been a corporate paralegal and notary for over 30 years. She has performed numerous functions in the offices where she has worked, including office management, personnel, bookkeeping and payroll, drafting legal documents, drafting wills and estate documents, handling real estate closings, drafting corporate filings and searching corporate records.
Even though most of her experience has been in Delaware, she is now qualified to perform all corporate services in any state. Although Glenda does it all, she specializes in Delaware corporate filings, corporate record retrieval and UCC searches and filings.
Glenda is a Delaware native and has a second house in Florida, which she enjoys on vacations with her husband and son.
Leslie J. Pope, Senior Corporate Specialist
Leslie has been in the corporate service industry for over 15 years! She is married and has two children. Leslie is also a volunteer firefighter/EMT with a local fire company. She is a recipient of the Green Cross from HURST, an award given to a crew for using the Jaws of Life tools to save and/or free an entrapped victim.
Mazie Kramer, Corporate Specialist
Mazie recently retired from the Delaware Department of State, Division of Corporations. She missed the industry so much that she decided to come work for Corp1 part-time to keep "one foot in the door." And we're lucky to have her!
Heather Carson, Corporate Specialist
Heather joined Corp1 in February 2019. She is new to the industry after serving as a Petty Officer Third Class / Boatswainsmate Third Class in the United States Coast Guard for four year, but is a force to be reckoned with in the office! She has learned so much and taken on so many new responsibilities since her start with Corp1. We're thankful to have her!
Kylie Conrad, Corporate Specialist
Kylie joined Corp1 in February 2019 following her graduation from Indiana University where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis. She works in the Colorado office and enjoys connecting with clients and industry contacts to form new companies or modify their current structure.
Cindy Clarkson, Senior Corporate Specialist
Cindy has been in the industry for over 30 years! She began her journey with CT Corporation 31 years ago for 11 years and fell in love with the work that she did, then moved on to NRAI for 19 years, mostly because it was closer to home. She joined us at Corp1 in August 2020. She feels privileged and proud to work for Corp1, and we are lucky to have her on the team. Through the years she has tried to learn as much as she could so that she can assist clients with the highest quality of service. Cindy is married and loves to spend time with her grandchildren.
Valerie Rocha, Corporate Specialist
Valerie was born and raised in Riverhead, New York before moving to Delaware in 2017. She has over 15 years of experience as a Legislative Aide for the Town of Southampton and has also worked as a Legal Assistant providing support to attorneys in areas of general practice and criminal law. Valerie and her husband Gerald, collectively, have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. We love having her on the Corp1 team!
Renae Graves, Corporate Assistant
Renae joined the Corp1 team during the summer of 2020! She joins us as a Delaware native, from Felton, DE. She joined the Marine Corps in 2015 and transitioned back into civilian life by working in litigation support in Raleigh, which made her a great fit for the Corp1 team. She is currently studying Accounting & Finance at Wilmington University. In her free time, Renae likes to paint, ice skate and build computers.