Gilbane, Inc. announced that Christie B. Kelly, former executive vice president and global chief financial officer of Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), has been elected to Gilbane’s board of directors.
Ms. Kelly recently retired from JLL and has held executive leadership positions throughout her 35-year career with Duke Realty Corporation, Lehman Brothers and General Electric (GE). Her 24-year career with GE encompassed various finance positions and included directorship of mergers and acquisitions for GE Real Estate as well as a Six Sigma leader for GE Capital. In addition to her service on Gilbane’s board, she continues to serve on the boards of Park Hotels and Resorts, Inc. and Kite Realty Group Trust.
“Christie is a global finance executive with a real estate development and technology focus. We are excited to welcome her to Gilbane’s board of directors,” said Tom Gilbane, Jr., chairman and CEO of Gilbane, Inc. and chairman of Gilbane Building Company. “We believe her strong experience, especially in global finance and real estate development including mergers and acquisitions, will be extremely valuable as we continue to expand around the world. Christie’s entrepreneurial mindset as well as her commitment to Gilbane’s core values will help us achieve strategic growth and leadership succession for future generations.”
Ms. Kelly is a graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In addition to her professional board positions, she volunteers on the board of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, a non-profit, professional theater company located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois.
About Gilbane, Inc.
Gilbane, Inc., headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the largest privately held, family-owned construction and real estate development firms in the industry. A family business founded in 1870, Gilbane has active participation from the 4th, 5th and 6th generations of the Gilbane family. Concentrating in diverse markets throughout North America and international strategic locations, Gilbane has more than 45 offices around the world. Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company are the primary entities under Gilbane, Inc.