Richard Brendan Kelly is the Head of Finance for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. His major contribution includes the transition from defined benefit to defined contribution plan for lay employees’ pension. Other contributions include instituted reform to deposit and loan fund, reform of priests’ pension fund, moved to single accounting system for all the parishes, sold excess real estate, and upgraded the contracting process.
Before working the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Mr. Kelly was the Chief Investment Officer at three different insurance companies over a 25-year career. He served as an attorney in the Army (JAGC) for three years. He was also an adjunct professor of business law and ethics at Seattle University and Xavier University.
He and his wife, Gail Staubach Kelly, have six children and six grandchildren.