Mary Inducted into Speaker Hall of Fame
So much love and gratitude to all of my clients and audiences who supported this journey! Being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame is a huge honor that is only made possible by my great team, amazing friends, and fellow speakers! This is truly a career highlight!
This induction (only 5 people per year) into the Council of Peer Award of Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process.
Each candidate must excel in the following five categories:
- Presentation and Delivery
- Collateral Material
Direct, interactive, motivational, and memorable
Author of 15 business and leadership books
Naval Officer and Commander (ret.) Trained over 40,000 personnel
Transforming leaders and businesses with insightful techniques
Professor at the Naval Academy, Airforce Academy, CSU, and HPU
Mary at a Glance
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. She has master’s degrees in history and economics, and a PhD in economics.
Mary Kelly has EXPERIENCE, and it’s this experience that helps your executives and your audiences change the way they view crises, challenges, and changes. Mary turns obstacles into opportunities.
Mary was a professor for over 30 years, and she loves helping others navigate the economy, build their businesses, become even better leaders, and accomplish more in less time. Combining inspirational military and corporate stories, unforgettable energy, and a little comedy, Mary delivers customized and memorable programs every time!
Mary speaks to 100+ organizations a year and has worked with organizations such as AMC Institute, National Association of REALTORS, HealthOne, U.S. Air Force, LPL Financial and many more.
See a full list of Mary’s sessions here.
Education / Awards
- B.S. in History from the United States Naval Academy
- M.A. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma
- M.A. in History from the University of Hawaii
- Ph.D. in Economics from Greenwich University
- ABD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii
- American Economics Association
- National Speakers Association Magazine Editorial Chair
- National Speakers Association, CO Member of the Year 2015
- 2020 Top 50 Keynote Speaker
- Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)
Speaker Hall of Fame
- Certified Speaking Profession (CSP)
- Certified Virtual Presenter
- Navy League Leadership Award
- US Air Force Academy Outstanding Educator
- US Air Force Academy Instructor of the Year
- 5th Most Influential Media Person in Colorado
- Veteran Business Owner of the Year
- 56th World’s Most Influential Economist
Mary has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, MENSA, Men’s Magazine, and thousands of additional media outlets.
Mary is published in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Success, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Entrepreneur, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, and many, many more!
“Mary changed the energy in the room! After a long day of regulatory updates, Mary’s content and humor was just what we needed!”
“Mary incorporated economics into our leadership program, and I am suddenly fascinated by the economy!”
“I am so glad I brought Mary in to lead my strategic planning session. She made the process fast, efficient, effective, and fun. We are bringing her back next year!”