VP, Separation Management Office Leader, GE Vernova
Kelly leads the Separation Management Office (SMO) focused on the planning activities for GE Vernova (GE’s portfolio of global energy businesses) to become a stand-alone company in early 2024. She and the SMO team are working across GE Renewable Energy, GE Power, GE Digital, GE Energy Financial Services, and with the GE Corporate functions to drive the planning and positioning for the proposed new company.
Previously, Kelly was Vice President of Human Resources for GE Gas Power, guiding leaders and employees globally to grow and develop the most talented team in the industry; build a winning and inclusive culture focused on safety and quality; and make the company a great place to work for everyone. Her GE career has spanned across multiple industries and through varying business cycles. Kelly joined GE in 1989 on the Financial Management Program. In 1997, she moved into the Human Resources function and has held a series of leadership roles in human resources and development in GE’s Corporate, Capital, Healthcare, Global Research, Transportation and Power divisions. She was named Vice President of Human Resources and a GE Company Officer in 2014.
Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Fairfield University and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She is a member of the board of directors for Girl’s Inc. of the Greater Capital Region (New York), and she is a member of the advisory board for the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University.
Her most important role (and greatest accomplishment) has been as the mother to three amazing children who are now adults—Riley, Reagan, and Aidan. Last fall, Kelly and her husband Pete became “empty-nesters” when their youngest headed off to college.
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