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Insurance executive

William Bret Kelly, American Insurance executive ( fin: insurance)insurance executive. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster; recipient Distinguished Svc. award University Colorado, 1992; honored for community service Parkview Episcopal Medical Center, 1992; named to Pueblo Hall of Fame, 1995.


Kelly, William Bret was born on September 28, 1922 in Rocky Ford, Colorado, United States. Son of William Andrew and Florence Gail (Yant) Kelly.


Bachelor cum laude, University Colorado, 1947.


With Steel City Agilysys, Inc., and predecessor, Pueblo, Colorado, 1946^, president, 1961-1976, Chairman of the Board, 1977^. Director United Bank Pueblo, 1963-1994, Chairman of the Board, 1983-1988. Member Public Expenditure Council, 1984^.

Vice president Colorado Insurance Education Foundation, 1981, president, 1982.


  • Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.


Member Pueblo Area Council Governments, 1971-1973, Colorado Forum, since 1985, trustee Pueblo Board Water Works, 1966-1980, president, 1970-1971. President Pueblo Single Fund Plan, 1960-1961, Pueblo Heart Council, 1962, Family Service Society Pueblo, 1963. Member 10th Judicial District Nominating Committee, 1967-1971.

President University Southern Colorado Foundation, 1998-1999, vice president, 1991, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 97. Trustee Jackson Foundation, since 1972, Farley Foundation, since 1979, Roselawn Cemetaru Association, since 1982, Kelly-Ducy Foundation, since 1983. Honorary parade marshall Colorado State Fair, 1991.

With Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Society Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce (past president), Pueblo Kiwanis (past president), Pueblo Country Club (treasurer 1964-1966), Southern Colorado Press Club (Outstanding Community Service award 1991), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Patricia Ruth Ducy, March 25, 1944. Children: Eric Damian, Kathryn Gail Kelly Schweitzer.

William Andrew Kelly

Florence Gail (Yant) Kelly

Patricia Ruth Ducy

Eric Damian Kelly

Kathryn Gail Kelly Schweitzer Kelly