Peter G. Kelly
Peter G. Kelly
- Principal and Chairman, Updike, Kelly and Spellacy
"Peter Kelly has long been active in Democratic politics at the local, state and national level, in the world of business on a national and international level, and the practice of law in Connecticut and nationally. He has served as National Treasurer and National Finance Chairman of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Democratic National Committee for sixteen years. He has served as senior political advisor to Albert Gore, Jr. in 1988 and 2000 and Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996. Mr. Kelly was one of the architects of our country's democratization foundation structure. He was a founder, director and Treasurer of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and Chairman and director of The Center for Democracy, both based in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as Vice Chairman and director of IFES (formerly known as International Foundation for Election Systems) based in Washington, D.C.
"Mr. Kelly—a graduate of Georgetown University, magna cum laude, and The Yale Law School— is a senior principal of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., a law firm with offices in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut. He is a member of the bars of Connecticut, New York and the District of Columbia. He serves as a member of the Board and former Chairman of The PBN Company, a strategic planning firm with offices in Moscow, Kiev, Chisinau, Almity, Riga, London and Washington. He previously served as Chairman of Black, Kelly, Scruggs & Healy, a Washington public affairs firm, and as Managing Director of Burson-Marsteller (Latin America). Among other boards, he is President of Saint Francis Hospital Foundation and a member of the boards of Saint Francis Care and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He also serves as Chairman of The World Affairs Council of Connecticut, Chairman designate of The Greater Hartford Arts Council and Chairman of The Malta House of Care. He previously served as chairman of the MetroHartford Chamber of Commerce and member of the board of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce." 
- Former Director (1984), Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
- Trustee, CNA Corporation
- Honorary Board membre, National Conference for Community and Justice