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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 for the 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,
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 with Christie."
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 LaSalleJones 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
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
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