David Kelly is the Chief Organizational 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, and a member of Kelly Benefits’ Senior Leadership Team. He is a seasoned benefit services professional. His rare balance of strategic insight, operational expertise and sales/marketing savvy has allowed him to become a driving force behind the successful growth of Kelly Benefits.
David is also President of Kelly Benefits Payroll and Kelly Benefits Advantage. In addition to these responsibilities, David directs the business acquisition and facility management activities for Kelly Benefits.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, David attended the University of North Carolina, where he played on the 1986 NCAA National Championship lacrosse team. He lettered all four years in lacrosse for the Tar Heels and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. David obtained his health and life insurance license in 1984. While attending college, he worked in the summers as a sales representative for Kelly Benefits.
Upon graduating in 1989, David joined Kelly Benefits full-time, with the responsibility of growing the firm’s property and casualty insurance agency. In 1991, the agency was sold to allow Kelly Benefits to focus on becoming a premier benefits broker/administrator. To ensure the smooth transition of the agency, David was named President of the new corporation, Kelly-Murray Insurance Group, with offices in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Upon returning to Kelly Benefits in 1994, David assumed responsibility for sales and marketing within Kelly Benefits Strategies.
As a widely respected benefit professional, David has provided guidance to both privately and publicly held companies, including Fortune 500 companies. He has a proven track record of developing innovative benefit solutions, as well as identifying opportunities for cost reduction within benefit programs.
David is active within the community and has served or serves on many non-profit boards, including River Valley Ranch, SENT Network, Penn-Marr Foundation, Stevenson University and Cambridge School. He is a previous member of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Board of Directors as well as the Shock Trauma Board of Visitors. He is also the past president of the Board of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program, which helps children from lower-income families overcome reading difficulties. David also helped establish and is a Board member of the Troy Vance Foundation, which presents a scholarship each year to a graduating senior at Loyola High School.
David and his wife, Melissa, have six children, David Jr., Patrick, Timothy, Caroline, Eyasu and Gibitu. David spends much of his leisure time coaching his children in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. The family lives in Timonium, Maryland.