Peter G. Kelly

Peter G. Kelly

Principal, Hartford

(860) 548-2601

Since 1978, Mr. Kelly has served in over a dozen National Democratic Party leadership posts, ranging from National Treasurer (1979 – 1981) and National Finance Chairman (1981 – 1985) to senior advisory positions (1988 Gore Presidential campaign, 1992 Clinton Presidential campaign and Gore 2000 Presidential campaign) and Co-Chairman of Clinton-Gore '96 (Connecticut). Mr. Kelly served on the Democratic National Committee from 1976–1992.

Mr. Kelly is one of the original architects of the U.S. private sector initiative on democratization efforts abroad. He was a founder, Treasurer and director of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. He was a founder, Chairman and director of the Center for Democracy, a bipartisan foundation, from 1984 to 1997. He also served as a director (1994-2015) and Chairman (2008- 2015) of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems based in Washington, D.C.

Over the years, Mr. Kelly has served on over three dozen civic boards--local, national and international. Currently, he is Chairman and director of St. Francis Foundation, a director of Connecticut Public Broadcast Network, Vice Chairman of International Council on Middle East Studies based in Washington, D.C., Chairman of Connecticut Democracy Center, Chairman of World Affairs Council of Connecticut, and Chairman of Malta House of Care Foundation (providing of free primary health care to the uninsured of Central Connecticut). Among past civic activities are Chairman of the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chairman of the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, a director of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and St. Francis Care Corporation, a Trustee of CNA (formerly known as the Center for Naval Analysis) and a Regent of the University of Hartford.

Mr. Kelly received his J.D. from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, his B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In 2003, Mr. Kelly received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Central Connecticut State University.

Practice FocusEducation
  • J.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT 1962
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 1959
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 2003
Professional & Community Associations
  • Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.
  • World Affairs Council of Connecticut, Inc.
    Chairman and Director
  • St. Francis Foundation
    Chairman and Director
  • International Council on Middle East Studies 
    Vice Chairman 
  • Malta House of Care Foundation
    Chairman and Director
  • Former Chair of Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems 
    Past Chairman and Director
  • Prior service on more than three dozen civic boards, local, national and international
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of appeals, Second Circuit
Peter G. Kelly

Pam McDonald

Administrative Assistant