Bob Kelly, Board of Directors - Discovery Institute
As the Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Infrastructure Server Marketing, Bob Kelly oversees the company's global infrastructure marketing strategy, which spans Business Online Services, Identity and Security, Management, Windows Server, High Performance Computing, Virtualization, Windows Server Solutions, and Solution Accelerators.
He leads a team comprising more than 325 members, which resides in Microsoft's Server and Tools Business (STB) organization. Kelly oversaw the 2008 Heroes Happen Here Launch, the largest IT professional and developer outreach in Microsoft history touching over 240,000 individuals at more than 200 events across the globe and 12 million individuals online.
Kelly began his career with Microsoft in 1996 with the Windows NT Server 3.51 marketing team. He later transitioned to group manager of Windows NT Server and Windows 2000 Server marketing. Following the launch of Windows 2000 Server, Kelly helped form the company's U.S. subsidiary. He has held a succession of product marketing and product management roles, both in the field and corporate offices, such as general manager of Windows Server Product Management and general manager of infrastructure server marketing.
A Massachusetts native, Kelly earned his master's degree and doctorate in English literature from the University of Dallas. Bob is affectionately recognized by his team as a quintessential family man. In addition to enjoying spending time at home with his wife and four children, he's active in many local civic organizations.