CEO, Lilly Pulitzer
Michelle Kelly serves as the CEO of Lilly Pulitzer, a division of Oxford Industries, Inc. Lilly Pulitzer designs and distributes resort-inspired apparel and accessories for women and children.
It all started more than 50 years ago with a simple shift dress in Palm Beach, Florida. Today, Lilly Pulitzer creates innovative modern resort wear inspired by the authentic Palm Beach lifestyle, and strives to delight customers with a spirited and creative approach to retail. Michelle leads a group of incredibly passionate and talented people across many creative, analytical, and operational disciplines.
During her 14 year career with Lilly Pulitzer, Michelle has held several different management and leadership positions in the company’s marketing, merchandising, and distribution teams. Under Michelle’s leadership the company has achieved healthy and steady growth. The brand has expanded into new geographic markets, new product categories, and new retail segments, all in pursuit of a mission to inspire confidence and optimism in customers of all ages. Through the brand’s sunny style and creative spirit, Lilly Pulitzer® strives to make the world a happier place, one print at a time.
Michelle believes that the most differentiated brands that connect best with consumers will win in the marketplace. This requires continuous innovation, inspiration, and a willingness to be different.
Michelle began her career at McKinsey & Company. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia. Michelle currently lives in Villanova, Pa. with her husband and two sons, ages 12 and 10.