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D. Lynn Kelley, Ph.D. Senior Advisor, BBH Capital Partners, Private Banking

Lynn Kelley is a Senior Advisor to BBH Capital Partners and is actively involved in sourcing, investment evaluation and providing post-investment value-added oversight to portfolio companies. Ms. Kelley retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 2018, where she was the senior vice president of supply chain and continuous improvement, responsible for sourcing, logistics, warehouse operations, fuel and water infrastructure and industrial engineering/continuous improvement. In addition, she was the executive co-owner of the company’s innovation program and a member of the senior leadership team.

Before Union Pacific, Ms. Kelley was employed at Textron as the vice president of operational excellence and as an officer and a member of the executive leadership team. She was responsible for engineering, integrated supply chain, procurement and corporate Six Sigma/quality councils. Ms. Kelley was previously a professor and department chair at Madonna University, where she taught undergraduate and graduate statistics and research courses in both the U.S. and China. During this timeframe, she developed and launched a master’s degree in quality and operations management, the first quality/lean degree in the U.S. targeting the service industries. Prior to becoming a professor, Ms. Kelley held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of Doctors Hospital in Detroit.

Ms. Kelley holds a Ph.D. in evaluation and research from Wayne State University, an MBA from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Detroit-Mercy. She has published many articles as well as three books in the fields of statistics and operational excellence. She completed post-doctoral fellowships with both the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Society of Engineering Education.