Business 100 - 2009

Kelly, Declan

Declan Kelly/FTI Consulting, Inc.

Declan Kelly was appointed this year to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer at FTI Consulting, Inc. Kelly retains his position as Chairman in the United States of FD, the strategic communications division of FTI Consulting.  He has served as CEO of FD-US for the past six years. In his role as President and CEO of FD/US, Kelly headed the company’s operations in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. He is also chairman of FD Ireland, a business he founded.

He received the 2005 Alumni Award for Business and Commerce from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and was recently awarded the 2008 Gold Medal award from the American Irish Historical Society. Kelly is also a member of the Advisory Board of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University and sits on the board of directors of The American Ireland Fund and Cooperation Ireland. Born and raised in Tipperary, Kelly lives in Manhattan with his wife and son.