R. James (Jim) Kelly
Former Vice Chairman, Family Dollar Stores Inc.
Kelly was promoted to Vice Chairman in 2011 after serving five years as President and COO of Family Dollar, the Matthews, North Carolina-based retail chain, which operates over 6,000 budget variety stores in 44 states and the District of Columbia. He held the position until well into 2012. He joined Family Dollar as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer in January 1997. Before that, Kelly enjoyed a 24-year career at professional services firm Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), rising to Managing Partner and serving Family Dollar Stores for four years prior to his hire by the chain.