Senior Vice President-Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement, Union Pacific Railroad
D. Lynn Kelley is responsible for sourcing, logistics, warehouse operations, fuel sourcing, fuel infrastructure, and industrial engineering/continuous improvement. She reports to the chairman and CEO and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and Operating Committee. Before joining Union Pacific, she was vice president, operational excellence, at Textron, with responsibilities for engineering, integrated supply chain, procurement, and corporate six sigma-quality councils across all business units, including Cessna Aircraft and Bell Helicopter. At Textron, Kelley had several international assignments. Based in France and South Africa, she was responsible for activities at facilities in Australia, Switzerland, France, Germany, and South Africa.
Previously, she was a professor, department chair, and director of the master’s in Quality and Operations Management at Madonna University, School of Business, Livonia, MI. She also served as executive vice president and COO for Doctors Hospital in Detroit. Kelley holds a PhD from Wayne State University, a master’s from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Detroit-Mercy. She has published books in the fields of statistics and operational excellence. Kelley also serves on the nonprofit boards of the Joslyn Art Museum and Lean Enterprise Institute.