CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL) today announced that Christie Kelly has resigned as Chief Financial Officer in order to pursue other opportunities. Chief Administrative Officer Trish Maxson will expand her remit to become interim CFO until a permanent successor is in place. The changes take immediate effect, with Kelly staying on with JLL until year-end to ensure a smooth transition.
JLL CEO Christian Ulbrich said: "Christie can reflect with pride on her significant contribution over her five years with JLL. She has guided the development of our strong and talented Finance and Investor Relations leadership teams who will now provide excellent advice and support to Trish Maxson as she steps into the interim CFO role."
During Christie Kelly's tenure, JLL's revenue doubled through organic growth and 70 acquisitions. Among other achievements, she oversaw sustained improvement in the company's investment-grade balance sheet, steered major technology enhancements in the global finance platform, and elevated the investor relations capability, notably with the appointment of Grace Chang in 2016 as Investor Relations Director.
Mr. Ulbrich continued: "We have strong continued momentum across our business and we are on track to achieve record financial performance for Q3, and for 2018 overall. We are also making great progress in the implementation of our transformational Beyond strategic vision which will guide JLL's long-term growth and success deep into the next decade. This is therefore an opportune time for Christie to hand on the CFO baton. She will leave JLL with our sincere thanks and warm wishes for continued success."
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