Kelly is an analytical problem solver with proven expertise working in a matrix environment within large global financial institutions. She has a multifaceted background, holding leadership positions spanning underwriting, products, operations, claims, and litigation. She led one of the first industry roll out’s of “silent cyber” solutions, creating new products, training tools, and operational roadmaps for all internal disciplines as well as external trading partners. In her current role as Managing Director, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive, Kelly leads the global underwriting strategy for affirmative cyber as well as cyber risk impacting all lines of business for Markel (NYSE: MKL).
As a recognized industry leader, Kelly won the Business Insurance 2020 Breakout Award and was selected as Co-Chair, American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of High Technology Law and has been quoted in the New York Times and Reuters on the topic of ransomware.
She attended Boston College for her B.A. and M.A. (Philosophy) where she was named the Bernard Lonergan Fellow at Boston to College to pursue graduate studies in philosophy. She attended Suffolk University Law School for her J.D. Kelly is a founding member of Chief, Chicago, the professionals women’s development network, and resides in Chicago with her husband.