Dr. Mary Kelly

Author, Economist, Keynote Speaker

LOCATION - Dallas, Texas

From her days as a naval intelligence officer to her role as one of today’s most influential economists, Commander/Dr. Mary C. Kelly has carved out an unforgettable career in leadership. Former chief of police, professor, realtor and HR Director – Mary has spent over 25 years teaching and training more than 40,000 military and civilian personnel. 

A high-energy keynote speaker, Mary is focused on using research, laughter, and experience to show professionals how to excel. Mary’s relatable, no-nonsense approach inspires audiences to embrace their roles, surpass their goals, and plan for the future. 

Mary is the author of 13 books on business growth, leadership, and today’s economy. She is a speaker, coach, and trainer who has worked with hundreds of organizations and companies across the globe. 

Popular Programs

  • Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy
  • Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success
  • Futurenomics: The Economic Snapshot You Need to See Today
  • Master Your World: Today’s Game Plan for Maximum Profits, Peak Productivity, and Top Communication
  • CLASSIFIED! The Military’s Top Secret Leadership Secrets
  • Iceberg ahead! Navigating the World of Business & Leadership

Professional Summary

Dr. Mary Kelly is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and spent over 20 years on active duty in intelligence and logistics. She retired from the Navy as a commander. Dr. Kelly has masters’ degrees in history and economics, and a PhD in economics. With over 20 years combined teaching experience at both the Naval Academy and at Hawaii Pacific University, she taught economics, finance, history, and management. She has extensive experience in business coaching, management, economics, finance, banking, insurance, real estate, government, organizational leadership, communication, business growth, teamwork, strategic planning, human resources, customer service, time management, and project development. 

"Mary is an amazingly effective leader, manager, and coach. She is creative, inspirational, and energetic. She embodies the highest sense of personal integrity and commitment.”

Rod Gibbons | VP of Corporate Communications, Amtrak

Areas of Expertise

  • Author
  • Business
  • Crisis Management
  • Current Events
  • Economics
  • Female Speakers
  • Global/International Business
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Leadership
  • Long-Term Vision
  • Military
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