Terri Kelly retired as President and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates in 2018, a multi-billion dollar, privately-held, global enterprise. Gore specializes in fluoroploymer-based materials that are utilized in a wide array of high-value products, including GORE-TEX® fabric, medical devices, filtration and venting products and many other advanced technology solutions. Gore is as well known for its unique management philosophy and culture, as for its multitude of unique products.
Ms. Kelly joined Gore in 1983 after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. She earned the title of President and CEO in 2005, and also served as a Director of Gore's Board. Ms. Kelly is passionate about creating a collaborative and empowered work environment to achieve successful business outcomes. Her areas of expertise include new product development, innovation, portfolio management, brand management, compensation oversight, associate engagement and leadership development.
In addition to her role on the Nemours Board of Directors, Ms. Kelly is a Trustee of the University of Delaware, serving as Vice-Chair of the Board, member of the Executive Committee, Chair of Public Affairs and Advancement, and member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Kelly is also a Director of United Rentals, based in Stamford, Connecticut, serving as a member of the Compensation and Strategy Committees, and as a Supervisory Director of ASML based in Veldhoven, Netherlands, serving as a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Ms. Kelly is a member of the Management Executive Society, International Women's Forum, Advisory Council member for Serviam Academy and for the University of Delaware College of Engineering, and as a member of the Women's Leadership Initiative for the Lerner College of University of Delaware. She resides in Delaware with her husband and four children.