Howard Kelley

Howard Kelley

Aspergantis LLC

Howard Kelley's more than 40 years of domestic and international business experience evolves out of careers in broadcasting, manufacturing, technology and corporate governance.

Kelley retired after 22 years as president of Jacksonville-based Sally Corporation, one of the oldest and largest creators of animation robotics and entertainment used internationally in theme parks, museums, and attractions. Prior to Sally, he spent more than 25 years in Jacksonville broadcasting including management as news director and later vice president and general manager of Ch. 12 WTLV (NBC/ABC). He received a number of national awards for broadcast journalism and documentaries.

Kelley is past board chairman of American Electric Technologies of Houston  (NASDAQ: AETI) and a retired director of Philadelphia-based Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTCC: ETCC). He previously served as corporate director of broadcast strategic planning for a major public U.S. communications company. Kelley has served as a director of several U.S. technology, engineering, and software companies.

Kelley received his undergraduate degree in broadcasting from the University of Florida. He is a PMD graduate of the Harvard Business School, and the Japanese International School of Business Studies. A frequent international and university lecturer on future technologies and the Internet, Kelley also lecturers on international business, corporate governance, and ethics.

For more than three decades he has been active in regional community affairs:  chairman, Board of Trustees of Florida Community College, five-time vice president of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Jacksonville World Trade Center. He is an active Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. He has received the Governor's Excellence in Export Achievement and the Williamson Award for contributions to regional development.