Christie B. Kelly
Christie B. Kelly is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE symbol: O), a publicly-traded triple-net-lease REIT. Ms. Kelly worked with Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE symbol: JLL) from 2013 - 2018, where she most recently served as the Global Chief Financial Officer, bringing with her 25 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and investment banking. From 2009 - 2013, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE symbol: DRE), a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, with Lehman Brothers, where she led real estate equity syndication in the United States and Canada. She spent most of her early career at General Electric, holding a variety of domestic and global leadership roles for GE Real Estate, GE Capital, GE Corporate Audit, and GE Medical Systems. Ms. Kelly holds a B.A. degree in economics from Bucknell University. Ms. Kelly serves on the boards of directors for Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (a publicly-traded lodging REIT) and Gillbane Inc. (a privately-held company).
Ms. Kelly's significant real estate and financial experience provides our Board with a strong level of knowledge and expertise regarding real estate companies. Her career as a real estate investment executive enriches our corporate diversity and industry expertise. In particular, Ms. Kelly has first-hand and extensive experience in the development and operation of real estate assets through her roles with General Electric, Lehman Brothers, and Duke Realty. Additionally, Ms. Kelly's previous service as chief financial officer at two publicly traded companies provides a valuable operational and financial accounting perspective to our Board.