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Global Chief Financial Officer Christie B. Kelly named a “Woman Worth Watching” for 2015

Diversity Journal awards Kelly for achievements, passion and influence on shaping tomorrow’s leaders

CHICAGO, October 10, 2014 – JLL announced today that  Diversity Journal, one of the leading diversity and inclusion workplace publications targeting senior leadership executives in the business, government, non-profit and higher education sectors, named its Global Chief Financial Officer, Christie B. Kelly to the exclusive list of Women Worth Watching for 2015.

In its 13th year, the Women Worth Watching® award honors the most driven, passionate and innovative women in leadership roles from corporations, organizations and institutions. Of the nearly 160 award-winners, Kelly is one of only three representing the commercial real estate industry. The full list WomenWorthWatching® Award feature will appear in the September/October issue of the publication and is available online.

“Each year, we are humbled by the achievements of the women we profile and inspired by the message they send to the next generation of achievers,” James R. Rector, Publisher & CEO of Diversity Journal stated. “We have also been proud to provide an award with such meaningful impact on the movement for gender equity in workforce leadership.”

The 2015 installment features first-person accounts from the winners of lessons learned during their careers, and offers personal what it takes to strive in today’s business world. Kelly’s profile highlights her perspective on the value of mentor relationships, how to stay competitive and the importance of taking risks. “Always, always step outside your comfort zone. Look for opportunities outside your everyday job that will broaden your relationships and skill set. Doing so makes you a stronger person—and a more prepared leader,” Kelly said.

For more on Christie Kelly, you can view her full Women Worth Watching® profile online

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About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit