Stephen (Steve) E. Kelly
President and CEO
Stephen (Steve) E. Kelly is the President and CEO of the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). Prior to joining IN3 and most recently, Kelly served as a principal for Sugar River Technology Associates in Burlington, Vt. He spent more than 25 years in various roles at Battelle, a research and development organization in Columbus, Ohio. While at Battelle, he served as corporate vice president and president of Battelle Contract Research, where he oversaw engineering, science and support facilities serving national security, health, infrastructure, energy and environmental markets. He also served as senior vice president and general manager of Battelle’s National Security Division.
During his time leading the Battelle Contract Research organization, Kelly led an $800M division of 3,400 staff members operating state-of-the-art engineering, science, and support facilities that provide comprehensive services to national security, health, infrastructure, energy, and environment markets. He owned P&L responsibility for global operations. He guided the entire science, technology and services chain, from analysis to applied research through deployment and sustainment of capabilities.
Kelly is a veteran of the U.S. Army. As an active duty U.S. Army Chemical Officer, he held leadership and staff roles in active duty operational, training and technical units. As a U.S. Army Reserve Officer, Kelly served in command, staff and inspector general positions.
He serves on a number of boards, including Benchmark Space Systems, The University of Vermont SPARK-VT, and the University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.