Patrick J. Kelly is the CEO of Resource 1. He is the Managing Director of KMK & Associates, a firm that has controlling interests in operating companies in the Food, Distribution, Technology, Financial Services, Real Estate, Agriculture and Energy industries. The major operating companies are Volk Protective Products, a distributor of gloves mainly to food handling companies, Volk Enterprises, a provider of product to poultry businesses, Safety Today a distributor of safety products to heavy industrial sites and construction firms, Whitnell, a Wealth Management investment advisory firm, Leaders Bank, a bank focused on commercial and industrial and commercial real estate lending, Emerald Valley Farms, a farming operation based in Illinois, Sun Grown Citrus, a citrus grove operator in Florida, Continental Energy Services, a natural gas and oil pipeline construction and engineering firm. The Financial Services Group manages a variety of private placement investments.
He serves on the Board of Resource 1 (Chair), Whitnell & Co.(Chair), Volk Enterprises, AAR Corp., KMK and Associates, Continental Energy Services, Inc. (Chair), and Leaders Bank (Chair).
Mr. Kelly serves on the Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees, the Loyola University of Chicago Board of Trustees, the University of Chicago Medical Center and the Board of the Byrd M. and Donald P. Kelly Foundation. He is a former Chair and member of the St. Norbert College Board of Trustees and a former member of the Fenwick High School Board.
Resource 1 is an advocate for our local community. We are proud to sponsor a variety of local organizations through our time and monetary support.
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