At the recent International Home + Housewares Show, Keurig Green Mountain President/CEO Brian Kelley was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Housewares Charity Foundation in part for his company’s work with Save the Children.
Now, Kelley had been elected to Save the Children’s board of trustees. The board is comprised of 34 individuals who are dedicated to ensuring every child has the opportunity to reach his or her potential, here in the U.S. and around the world.
“Keurig has been a generous partner to Save the Children, and we greatly value Brian’s extraordinary management expertise,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. “He has spent his career managing some of the world’s most successful brands, and we look forward to his help in moving our mission forward.”
Kelley joined Vermont-based Keurig as president and CEO in 2012, after a six-year career at The Coca-Cola Company, where he most recently had been named president of Coca-Cola Refreshments. His prior roles include president and chief executive of SIRVA, Inc. (formerly North American Van Lines), president of the Lincoln/Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company, and roles at General Electric and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Kelley is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in economics.
“At Keurig, we’ve been fortunate to work with Save the Children since 2009 to positively impact the lives of over 27,000 families in coffee-growing communities in Indonesia and Latin America,” said Kelley. “To me, such an impact shows that the combination of intelligent, passionate, and diverse minds from the private and non-profit sector can create some of the most significant and meaningful results.”