Intersection Announces Al Kelly as CEO
Seasoned Executive Brings Decades of Experience Leading Businesses at Global Scale and Managing Complex Public-Private Partnerships
NEW YORK, NY — February 17, 2016 — Intersection, a technology and media company that is redefining the urban experience, announced today that it has selected Al Kelly as President and Chief Executive Officer. The company recently launched LinkNYC, a first-of-its-kind communications network that is replacing more than 7,500 payphones with the largest and fastest free municipal Wi-Fi network in the world. Intersection is owned by a consortium of investors led by Sidewalk Labs.
Kelly is the former President of American Express, where he held several senior positions over his 23-year career, including Head of the Global Consumer Group. While at American Express he began the company’s digital transformation. Kelly also brings significant experience managing public-private partnerships as President and CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and as Chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit to New York City.
“Intersection’s breadth of municipal partnerships and media assets combined with its extensive design and technology expertise is unprecedented and I’m thrilled to lead its talented team as we capitalize on the immense opportunity in front of us,” said Al Kelly. “LinkNYC is just the beginning of what’s possible when media and technology work together to bring digital experiences into physical space. Intersection is at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions to improve life in cities while strengthening the critical relationship between local governments and their residents and businesses.”
“Al’s experience managing global-scale businesses combined with his demonstrated leadership in partnering with the public sector on complex projects makes him a perfect choice to lead Intersection as we work to bring connectivity solutions like LinkNYC to cities across the world,” said Intersection Chairman Dan Doctoroff. “Al has a well-earned reputation as a strong but caring leader and an extremely sharp strategic thinker, inspiring those who have worked with him throughout his career.”
Intersection creates engaging user experiences, streamlines complex business systems, and invests in the most effective media platforms to help cities and businesses transform customer experiences, improve operations, and drive revenue. The company’s media assets across the top U.S. markets, combined with its full-stack of capabilities in strategy, design, and technology, enable brands to create more engaging connections with their customers across digital and physical touchpoints, while helping fund valuable public services. Intersection is owned by a consortium of investors led by Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company. For more information, visit www.intersection.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.