Christie B. Kelly
Christie B. Kelly is the former executive vice president and global chief financial officer for Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), a professional services company providing commercial real estate and investment management services worldwide. During her tenure, the firm’s revenue doubled through organic growth and 70 acquisitions. She also achieved sustained improvement in JLL’s investment-grade balance sheet and steered major technology enhancements in the global finance platform. She recently retired from her position with JLL in 2018.
With over 35 years of global financial and real estate experience, Ms. Kelly’s career began in the financial management program with General Electric (GE). Her experience at GE spanned over 24 years and included executive leadership positions for supply chain management for GE Capital Technology Solutions, global quality oversight as a Six Sigma leader for GE Capital Fleet Services as well as directorship for business development and mergers and acquisitions for GE Real Estate. After leaving GE, she joined Lehman Brothers as senior vice president of the global real estate group and subsequently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Duke Realty Corporation before joining JLL.
Ms. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She currently holds board positions with Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: PK) and Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG). Her community involvement experience includes serving on the board of directors of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, a non-profit, professional theater company located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois.