David Kelly

Principal and CEO of Storm King Strategies

Former Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

David Kelly is the Principal and CEO of Storm King Strategies (SKS), a strategic affairs and advocacy firm in Washington, DC. Kelly has successfully helped clients navigate through both the Executive and Legislative branches of government. Kelly is also a national expert on transportation safety and is the former Acting  Administrator and Chief of Staff for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He was instrumental in executing proven traffic safety strategies to increase safety belt use, decrease drunk driving and motorcycle fatalities, and mobilize law enforcement. Kelly also provided counsel and direction during the development of Agency rulemakings on vehicle safety and fuel economy before giving final approval. Kelly testified before Congress on behalf of NHTSA and USDOT priorities. A true safety advocate, under his leadership, the agency implemented traffic safety strategies that led to America’s lowest fatality rate in history. He has spent the better part of the past two decades educating the public about the benefits of safe driving.