Kelly A. Brown, M.S. Managing Partner
In her role, Kelly oversees the strategic direction of the company and its subsidiaries. With more than $6 billion of assets managed and relationships with over 700 financial institutions, under Kelly’s leadership, ADM has become a national award-winning company producing extraordinary results.
Prior to starting The American Deposit Management Company, Kelly founded the First Wisconsin Bank & Trust Company. She led the efforts of building the fastest growing de novo bank in Wisconsin's history, which sold for a premium in 2008. Kelly has over 25 years of experience in senior management and leadership positions in local, regional and national banks. In her career, she has worked in several divisions including commercial lending, private banking, trust, retail banking, and treasury management. Along with her executive leadership skills, Ms. Brown has a sought after expertise in the management of sales and executive leadership teams in the financial services industry.
Ms. Brown graduated Cum Laude with her BS in Management and MS in Organizational Behavior/Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI. She is an adjunct professor at Carroll University in the Professional and Graduate Studies Division and Waukesha County Technical College in the Management and Marketing Division. In addition to her classroom instruction, Ms. Brown is a nationally-recognized public speaker on topics from organizational behavior to leadership principles. Some of her clients include: Wisconsin Bankers Association, Illinois Bankers Association, Michigan Bankers Association, Community Bankers of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Credit Union League, Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association, Independent Physicians Association, Texas Treasury Management Association, Association of Finance Professionals, Minnesota Treasury Management Association, and the Midwest Business Expo.
Kelly is currently the Chairwoman of the Marquette Unviersity Banking School board and serves as Chair of the Graduate and Professional Studies board at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. In January 2014 was appointed to the State of Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board by Governor Scott Walker.
Kelly is a native of Michigan but calls Wisconsin home. She is a concert violinist and has a passion for education and government. Kelly is active with her growing family and enjoys many activities including running, boating, golf and Detroit Red Wing Hockey.
Executive Education – University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S.M., Cardinal Stritch University, Cum Laude
B.S.M., Cardinal Stritch University, Cum Laude
2014 Woman of Influence award - Milwaukee Business Journal
2014 Small Business Administration - Business Person of the Year
2013 Small Business of the Year award - U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
2011 40 under 40 award – Milwaukee Business Journal
2011 Distinguished Alumni award - Cardinal Stritch University
Wisconsin Association of School Board Officials
Wisconsin Bankers Association
Minnesota Treasury Management Association
Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association
Minnesota Bankers Association
Wisconsin Credit Union League
Minnesota Credit Union League
Banking and Corporate Trust
State of Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board - Governor Scott Walker appointee
Wisconsin Govenors Business Plan Competition - Judge 2014, 2015
Carroll University Adjunct Professor Graduate Studies Division - Economics and Accounting
WCTC Adjunct Professor – School of Business & Management
WCTC Innovation Committee and Judge
WCTC Business Advisory Board
- 2014 Woman of Influence award - Milwaukee Business Journal
- 2014 Small Business Administration - Emerging Business Person of the Year
- 2013 Small Business of the Year award - U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
- 2011 40 under 40 award – Milwaukee Business Journal
- 2011 Distinguished Alumni award - Cardinal Stritch University