Jones Lang LaSalle Appoints Christie Kelly Chief Financial Officer
Will provide global leadership to drive firm's growth strategy
CHICAGO, May 16, 2013
CHICAGO, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) has named
Christie B. Kelly Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2013. In this
role, she will provide leadership to drive growth, oversee financial and
business planning activities, and direct investor and banking relations. She
will report to Colin Dyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, and join the
firm's Global Executive Committee. She replaces Lauralee Martin, who has
maintained the CFO role since becoming Chief Executive Officer forthe
Americas business in January.
Kelly has had extensive global experience in business and financial leadership
positions with public companies. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE),
where she played a critical role in maintaining the company's strong financial
position through the transformation during the recession and recovery. She
previously held the position of Senior Vice President of the Global Real
Estate Group at Lehman Brothers. Before that, Kelly spent 20 years at General
Electric Company in operational financial management positions in the United
States, Europe and Asia that included responsibility for mergers and
acquisitions, process improvements, internal audit and risk management.
"Jones Lang LaSalle prides itself on the quality of its governance and its
integrity, and Christie is committed to the same high standards," said Colin
Dyer. "Her financial and operational skills, public company expertise and
international experience will help drive the profitable growth that benefits
our clients, people and shareholders. We all greatly look forward to working
Kelly earned a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University. She is a member of
the Board of Directors at Butler University Business School, National Bank of
Indianapolis and Kite Realty; the Inclusion and Diversity Committee of Finance
Executives International and Park Tudor School Trust. She has been recognized
as one of the Women of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
"My career in the real estate industry has made me very familiar with Jones
Lang LaSalle's professionalism, financial strength and global reach," said
Kelly. "I look forward to working with my new colleagues within the
collaborative culture at JLL to drive superior performance and growth."
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment
management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking
increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual
revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more
than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides
management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6
billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and
finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle
Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under
management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
SOURCE Jones Lang LaSalle
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