Kelly started at Gore as an associate in 1983, right after graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in mechanical engineering. She became CEO in 2005 after 22 years with the company. Kelly gained experience as a product specialist with the military fabrics business – a unit she eventually led, helping it grow from a small start-up venture into a larger producer of protective apparel products for the global armed forces. Kelly lives in Delaware with her husband and four children. Kelly will continue to serve on the company’s board through July 2018.