W. Matthew Kelly

Chief Executive Officer, JBG SMITH
D.C. Policy Center Board of Directors

Matt Kelly is the CEO of JBG SMITH and a member of its board of trustees. Prior to the formation of JBG SMITH, Matt served as a Managing Partner of the JBG Companies and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee.  He previously was co-head of JBG’s Investments Group and was primarily responsible for investment strategy and the investment and acquisition activity of the JBG Investment Funds. Prior to joining the JBG Companies in 2004, he was a co-founder of ODAC Inc., a media software company, and worked in private equity and investment banking with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston and Goldman Sachs, & Co in New York.

Mr. Kelly currently serves as member of the NAREIT Executive Board, the Real Estate Roundtable and the Urban Land Institute and served as the Host Co-Chair of the ULI 2019 Fall Meeting in Washington, DC.  He also serves as an Executive in Residence of the Steers Center at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Mr. Kelly serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Partnership, as a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council, as well as a Trustee and member of Executive Committee of the D.C. Policy Center.  He is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kelly serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban Institute, is Chairman of the Board of the MedStar Health Washington Hospital Center and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Halcyon arts and social entrepreneurship incubator.

Mr. Kelly has lectured at Georgetown University, The University of Notre Dame, and The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He holds a B.A. with honors from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.