Marty Kelly, President
Marty Kelly, President of Jo-Kell, began his career at the company in 1978. Prior to his move to Jo-Kell, Marty was a licensed boat captain for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, surveying the channels of Hampton Roads for seven years.
Leading the sales team since the early years of Jo-Kell, Marty has developed the team into a world-class operation. Under his leadership, product and market development has grown substantially since the company’s inception. In addition, he continues to advance the vision and direction of Jo-Kell.
Strategically, Marty has undertaken the leadership of the vendor and customer relations at Jo-Kell. As such, he meets with industry and company leaders to present and discuss Jo-Kell vision while seeking strategic partnerships, and products and services capabilities expansion. Marty is also heavily involved with the M&A efforts of Jo-Kell.
An avid reader, Marty stays abreast of trends in sales, management, and industry-specific market forces. He has a tremendous insight into the marine and industrial marketplace, which he puts into practice daily when advising the different teams at Jo-Kell.
As a community leader, Marty is a member of the Knights of Columbus (KofC) local Council 8240. As a 4th Degree Knight, he is a man of faith and a man of action. His involvement in the Knights’ charitable activities encompass, among others: Coats for Kids, Parish Picnic, Spaghetti Dinner, Fish Fry, Valentine Dinner Dance, Suffolk Peanut Fest, and Norfolk Tides Ball Park.
Additionally, Marty devotes much of his time to coaching high school girl’s basketball teams. Over the years, he has coached young women in achieving personal goals through individual and team athletic skill development. Marty’s inspirational style of coaching has made a difference in the lives of many whom he has coached.
Marty has been married to Suzy Kelly since 1978. They have eleven children and five grandchildren. In addition to his business and community activities, Marty is an accomplished “chef,” keeping his family and friends well-nourished over the years.