The Discovery Triangle Development Corporation (DTDC) named Tom Kelly, CEO of Schaller Anderson, as its new board chairman. The outgoing chairman is Martin Shultz, Senior Policy Director for Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck.
“We are delighted to welcome Tom as our new board chairman,” said Don Keuth, president of the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation. “As a founding Board member, Tom has helped lead the advancement of the Discovery Triangle vision. His experience and leadership will be critical as we continue to progress with key initiatives,” said Keuth.
Kelly spent more than 20 years consulting with healthcare companies and Medicaid agencies before joining Schaller Anderson, an AETNA company in 2006. As President and COO, he is primarily responsible for finance, human resources and commercial and behavioral health plan operations.
Since 2009, Kelly has been involved with the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation, a non-profit development services company that encourages, facilitates and enables (re)development opportunities in the 25-square mile economic growth area known as the Discovery Triangle.
“Metro link, Papago Park, and two vibrant and burgeoning downtowns make the Discovery Triangle the place to be for the design of a new urban experience. I’m delighted to be a small part of it,” Kelly said.
As board chairman, Kelly will lead a multi-pronged tactical plan designed to ensure the region reaches its optimal level of success. The plan places a major emphasis on connectivity and mixed land use, infill development and urban form and aims to be a model for sustainable and responsible development.
Kelly received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Masters from New York University. In addition to the Discovery Triangle, Kelly also serves on the Board of Fidelis Care, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and Covenant Health System.
The Discovery Triangle is a multi-city urban development and investment initiative led by the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation (DTDC), a public/private, not-for-profit organization. As its name implies, the Discovery Triangle is a rich center for knowledge and innovation. Encompassing the urban areas of Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, the effort capitalizes on existing infrastructure, multi-model transportation options and the hundreds of cutting-edge companies clustered in the area.