Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kelly has been a part of the First Independence Bank team in different capacities for several years. He was named Chairman and CEO in February 2017. In October 2017, Mr. Kelly retired from Southern Company after spending 30 years with the company, holding positions in Engineering, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Commercial and Industrial Sales, Business Development, and Mergers & Acquisitions as a negotiator. Mr. Kelly is also the chairman of MAC Leasing, the Bank’s majority owned subsidiary.
Mr. Kelly was recently named to the Federal Reserve Bank’s Seventh District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). He will serve a three‐year term representing one of only twelve institutions on the council that represents over 1,700 financial entities within the Chicago Federal Reserve’s jurisdiction. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Alabama.