R. James (Jim) Kelly

R. James (Jim) Kelly
Former Vice Chairman, Family Dollar Stores Inc.

Last Updated: 03/05/2014

Executive Summary

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, Chie (there's more...)

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • In 2005, Kelly told a group of investors that a push into urban markets by Family Dollar Stores was a mistake. "[What] happened in '05 was, we had a few missteps," he said. Earlier in the year Family Dollar had earmarked $ (there's more...)

Biographical Highlights

  • Born on June 22, 1947 in Prattville, Alabama.
  • Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama.
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