Standing O welcomes Michael Kelly as the new chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.
Kelly is an architect, educator, and not-for-profit executive with more than three decades of experience in public service. He has joined the corporation amidst its largest expansion in more than 50 years.
“BNYDC continues to demonstrate its ability to fulfill its mission of creating middle-class jobs for New Yorkers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,” said David Ehrenberg, president and chief executive officer, adding, “His decades of experience will greatly support BNYDC in the management of the 300-acre campus.”
In his role, Kelly will be charged with overseeing the yard’s world-class operations and property management team, which manages the industrial park’s energy infrastructure, utilities, and building maintenance. His proven track record of raising property management and service standards at public assets — both distressed and in good financial standing — leadership, public service, and real-world operating knowledge will support the yard’s continued mission.
The corporation is currently planning to expand to 30,000 jobs and add 5 million square feet of new manufacturing space in the coming years.
Standing O wishes Mr. Kelly success in his tenure.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation [Building 92, 63 Flushing Ave. in Vinegar Hill (718) 907–5932].