Robert Kelly is running for reelection as School Board Director for the Rose Tree Media School District (“RTMSD”) on his proven record of fiscal responsibility and seasoned leadership during the COVID-19 crisis.
An executive with over twenty years of managerial experience, Robert is a business owner and the CEO of an environmental technology firm focused on renewable energy and business process optimization. Robert is a pragmatic businessman and sensible decisionmaker who is prepared to continue leading RTMSD through the challenges this time presents. He will continue to apply his commercial expertise in managing RTMSD’s $100M budget with an emphasis on financial responsibility and proper stewardship of our tax dollars.
Robert intends to leverage his financial acumen to continue bringing more transparency and daylight to RTMSD’s financial processes. In addition to his professional expertise as a business owner, Robert’s educational background makes him an asset to the RTMSD. He holds both an MBA from Columbia University and a graduate degree in management from the University of California, Berkeley. His business and financial expertise add value to a critical area—financial management and savvy—that is often overlooked on other school boards. Robert is committed to continuing the initiatives he started last term and accelerate RTMSD into a position of national leadership and recognition.
Robert believes that we should live each moment with integrity, compassion, and leadership—an approach he brings not only to his role as current Director of RTMSD, but also to his life. Robert was born and raised in Delaware County and comes from a family of educators. Prior to his successful career in business, Robert was a teacher himself. He and his wife, Mary, are the proud parents of two children, Zachary and Carolyn, and reside in Media. Robert has applied his outlook as a RTMSD Director and developed great working relationships with the school and community. He has also followed these timeless principles in developing equitable and prudent solutions to the unique problems of today.
Robert knows that quality education and freedom of information are the twin bedrocks of a strong democracy and a united community. Robert’s commitment to service beyond RTMSD is broad and includes serving on the steering committee of Transition Town Media, a volunteer organization dedicated to improving our community. He also serves on several local boards and charities, including the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Halloran Foundation.