COMM alum elected vice president of Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation Board

Carlos A. Kelly ('93)
Carlos A. Kelly (’93)


Florida State University School of Communication alum Carlos A. Kelly has been elected vice president of the Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation Board.   The museum is located in Fort Myers, Fla.

Kelly received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993) and his law degree from Emory University (J.D., 1997).

Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation was formed in 2001 “to foster the educational mission of the Southwest Florida Museum of History.” The Foundation, along with the museum staff, strives to make the museum an innovative, educational and engaging resource for approximately 15,000 visitors a year. From exhibits detailing the lives and contributions of early inhabitants to stirring memorials to fallen war heroes, the museum tells the story of Southwest Florida through art, literature and photos.

As an attorney for Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., Kelly is a stockholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group.  He handles eminent domain matters and other real property disputes, business claims, including fraud and contract lawsuits, shareholder disputes, and other claims between business partners. Kelly has been published by The Florida Bar and writes on eminent domain topics on Henderson Franklin’s blog, “The Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate.”

Kelly also volunteers in the community and, over the years, has served the United Way, the American Heart Association, the City of Fort Myers Economic Development Advisory Board, the Department of Children and Families, and Teen Court, and chairs the Membership Committee for the Lee County Bar Association.