Biography

Christie Kelly

Audit Committee Chair

Park Hotels and Resorts

Current public company boards: Kite Realty Group Trust, Park Hotels and Resorts

Prior public company boards: Realty Income Corp., Tier REIT Inc.

Executive Experience: Christie Kelly currently serves as the chief financial officer and treasurer at Realty Income Corporation, a publicly traded retail REIT, after initially serving on the company‚Äôs board of directors until her transition to role of CFO in January 221. Prior to her current role, she was the global chief financial officer of JLL, where she held overall responsibility for maintaining the financial strength of the firm.

Christie has helped steer strategies at global companies for over two decades. She joined JLL in 213 from Duke Realty Corporation, where she was CFO. Prior to that she was a senior vice president with the global real estate group at Lehman Brothers. She spent over twenty years at General Electric, holding management roles in Europe, Asia, and the US.

Whether driving a forklift and cutting brick to make money for college, or guiding large corporations through economic turbulence, Christie has always focused on building a team environment to drive success at work. Grateful for opportunities that empowered her personal and professional growth throughout her career, Christie firmly believes that taking care of team members and relationships is key to any successful strategy.

Additional information: Christie currently serves on the board of directors of Gilbane Inc., one of the largest privately held construction and real estate development firms in the industry.

Christie previously served on the boards of Butler Business School, Park Tudor, and the National Bank of Indianapolis. She also previously served as a board member of the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, World Business Chicago, and the Executives Club of Chicago, and has also served as an executive advisor of the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago.  

Beyond professional interests, Christie most enjoys spending time with her children and husband of over 3 years. Christie earned her degree in economics from Bucknell University.