Keith Kelly, Lead Director

Chairman, Nominating & Governance Committee

Keith Kelly is Shareholder and  Lead Director of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kelly is currently Vice-President for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and handles public policy matters. Prior to joining the Chamber, he served as District Director for U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams and former U.S. Congressman Melvin Watt. In that role, he routinely handled constituent matters involving the U.S. Government and federal agencies. Mr. Kelly also served as Communications Director and Administrative Assistant to Congressman Melvin Watt. He has a wealth of experience with the federal legislative process and working with members of Congress on a wide range of issues.  Mr. Kelly earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and African American Studies from Duke University. As Lead Director, he oversees governance of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kelly is also Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee for Guess & Co. Corporation.