Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Anastasia “Stasia” Kelly was appointed executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of MCI. Prior to her appointment, Kelly was general counsel for Sears, Roebuck & Co., where she developed the company’s legal strategy and was part of the operating committee. Before joining Sears, Kelly was the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fannie Mae.
Prior to moving in-house, Kelly was a partner and associate with the Washington D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering LLP, where she represented a number of corporate clients in transactions, as well as bankruptcy, and developed an expertise in technology. She began her legal career at the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal in 1981.
Kelly is a graduate of the George Washington University Law Center and Trinity College. She is a distinguished member of the Women’s Bar Association of Chicago and was awarded the Myra Blackwell Award for achievement as a lawyer in 2001. Last year, she earned the National Organization for Women Legal Education and Defense Fund Aiming High Award. She is a member of the board of directors of Owens-Illinois, the American Corporate Counsel Association and Equal Justice Works, she serves as a trustee for Trinity College, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Brookfield Zoo.