Ed Kelly joined AAIS (American Association of Insurance Services) in 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer. AAIS is the only national not-for-profit insurance advisory organization governed by Member companies. Since joining AAIS, Mr. Kelly has led the transformation of AAIS into a modern advisory organization, focused on consultative approach, unrivaled customer service and advanced technical capabilities, including open IDL, the insurance industry’s regulatory blockchain.
Before being chosen AAIS president in 2012, Ed had numerous years of executive experience in organizations that developed product platforms for property and liability lines. He served seven years as president and COO of an organization that developed the first platform allowing insurers to quote and bind wind-only and quake-only coverage online. He was also an executive for a specialty division of Royal Sun Alliance that developed and maintained an industry-leading professional liability program for architects and engineers.
Prior to his insurance career, Ed worked 11 years as a senior manager for Ernst & Young; he is a certified public accountant with bachelor's and master's degrees from DePaul University.