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Former CEO of Keurig Green Mountain to speak at Kentucky Wesleyan commencement

Brian Kelley
April 29
Brian Kelley
Brian Kelley

April 29

OWENSBORO, Ky. (March 15, 2017) — Brian Kelley, former chief executive officer, president and director of Keurig Green Mountain, will speak at Kentucky Wesleyan College’s annual Spring Commencement on April 29.

Kelley in January joined Lindsay Goldberg, a private investment firm in New York City, as a partner. He is responsible for leading the firm’s global consumer products and services investment efforts.

Under Kelley’s leadership from 2012-2016, Keurig Green Mountain revolutionized coffee delivery systems and the company’s market share nearly tripled to reach more than 25 million homes while significantly improving financial performance, culminating with the sale of the company to JAB Holding Co. for $14 billion. He also spent six years with the Coca-Cola Company, most recently as president of Coca-Cola Refreshments, the company’s North American operations, with over $20 billion in annual revenue and more than 70,000 employees.

Kelley’s prior experience includes his appointment as president and chief executive officer of SIRVA, Inc.; president of Ford Motor Company’s $13 billion Lincoln/Mercury division; and a number of executive roles over his six years in the major appliance business of The General Electric Company, where he was a corporate officer. Kelley spent the first 10 years of his career at Procter & Gamble in sales and brand management.

In addition to serving on the Keurig Green Mountain Board of Directors, Kelley serves on the board of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the College of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees, and the board of Save the Children. He is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in economics.