Partner, The McPherson Group
John A. Kelly‚ a Partner in the McPherson Group‚ LLP. Mr. Kelly is a highly regarded adviser on the management of public policy risk to national and multinational corporations. Previously‚ he has served as a political aide to two U.S. President’s‚ served in staff positions with Congress and in the New York and Federal courts. For 28 years until his retirement‚ Mr. Kelly served in active and reserve components of the United States Army and he was the commander of a Special Forces unit. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit. From 2004 until 2018 he served as a member and Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Committee on National Cemeteries and Memorials. Presently, he serves as member of the U.S. Advisory Committee for Arlington National Cemetery and is a member of the Board of the Army Distaff Foundation and the Advisory Council on Graduate Studies and Research for the University of Notre Dame. An avid runner he has successfully completed a number of marathons including the New York‚ Marine Corps and Boston marathons.