J. Kelly, III
Francis J. Kelly, III was appointed as an independent director of our general partner in March 2013. Mr. Kelly is President & CEO of CEOVIEW Branding LLC, a brand strategy consulting firm. Prior to forming CEOVIEW, Mr. Kelly was with Arnold Worldwide, LLC, a large advertising agency. Mr. Kelly joined Arnold Worldwide in 1994 as Chief Marketing officer, and advanced to become President in 2002, CEO in 2006, and eventually Vice Chairman in 2010 until his resignation in 2014. Mr. Kelly has led a number of successful branding strategies for public and private companies while helping Arnold Worldwide shape its strategic and creative philosophy. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Kelly worked at Leonard Monahan and Lubars, an advertising agency subsequently renamed Leonard Monahan Lubars and Kelly. From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Kelly developed integrated campaigns for national brands while working for Humphrey Browning MacDougall. His thirty-five year career in the field of branding, advertising, and integrated marketing communications also includes time at Young & Rubicam New York.
Mr. Kelly received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College. He also serves on the boards of the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Boston Public Library. Mr. Kelly was selected to serve on the board of directors of our general partner due to his marketing, financial and business expertise.