John R. Kelly
President, Kelly Benefits Strategies & Kelly Benefits Advisory
John Kelly is the Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, Kelly & Associates Financial Services (Kelly Benefits Payroll), Kelly Benefits Exchange and Kelly Integral Solutions, collectively known as Kelly Benefits. Additionally, John is the President of Kelly Benefits Strategies, a division of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, and Kelly Benefits Advisory, and also provides the strategic leadership to Kelly Benefits Advantage and the organization’s technology.
In his overall innovation and strategy role, John is the company’s chief innovator and long-range thinker. His core motivation is driven by his relentless commitment to helping make Kelly Benefits’ clients better by delivering leading-edge strategies and solutions that increase efficiency and satisfaction while saving time and money. Kelly Benefits calls this “The Business of Better® – Making Businesses Better to Help Make a Better World.” John’s foresight has helped make Kelly Benefits the industry leader in tailored benefit and payroll management. He also pioneered Kelly Benefits’ revolutionary Total Benefits Solution® philosophy and approach that integrates industry-leading expertise with customer-friendly administration and a proprietary web-based technology.
John graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland with a business management degree in 1987. He enjoys cycling, hunting, and fishing and is active in his community. John previously served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as its Board of Advisors for The Institute of Human Virology. He was also a longtime member and past chair of the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Board of Trustees and is a past chair and an advocate for ShoreRivers, a riverkeeper conservancy which focuses efforts to improve the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
John and his wife, Tee, have six children, Hannah, Johnny, Allie, Lydia, Micaiah and Boaz, and reside in Towson, Maryland.