Michael J. Kelly was named to the CareFirst Inc. Board and appointed chair of the Compensation Committee in January 2004, a position in which he continues to serve. He was appointed to the CareFirst of Maryland Inc. Board in July 2004 and serves as chair of the Maryland Board.
Mr. Kelly worked at the American Cities Corporation, a subsidiary of the Rouse Company, from 1967-1970 and later served as legal counsel to the Mayor of Boston and assistant to Baltimore Mayors Thomas D'Alessandro III and William Donald Schaefer. In 1972, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law, and in 1975 was appointed Dean, a position he held for 16 years.
He was University Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Georgetown University from 1991 to 1998 and was later affiliated with the Center for Applied Research, a management consulting firm with offices in Philadelphia and Boston. Mr. Kelly received his B.A (magna cum laude) from Princeton University (1959), his Ph.D. in History from King's College, Cambridge University (1964) and his LL.B from Yale University School of Law (1967).
Mr. Kelly has served on numerous professional and community boards. In addition to his CareFirst affiliation, he currently serves on the boards of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and the National Senior Citizens Law Center in Washington DC and Los Angeles. He was Trustee of Princeton University from 1980 to 1984. He has published numerous legal articles and most recently a book entitled, Lives of Lawyers Revisited, Transformation and Resilience in the Organizations of Practice.
Mr. Kelly resides in Baltimore, Maryland.