Terence E. Adderley
Terence E. Adderley
Terence E. “Terry” Adderley is Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board for Kelly Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and global provider of human resources services, with world headquarters based in Troy, Michigan.
Mr. Adderley joined Kelly Services in 1958 as manager of the company’s Louisville, Kentucky, office. He was elected Vice President of the company in 1961 and joined the Board of Directors in 1962. Serving in a series of positions of increasing responsibility during his career, Mr. Adderley was elected Executive Vice President in 1965, President in 1967, Chief Executive Officer in 1987, Chairman of the Board in 1998, and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board in 2012.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Adderley is the son of Kelly Services Founder William Russell Kelly, the pioneer who began the temporary staffing industry. He earned Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Kelly Services, he worked in the Treasurer’s Department of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (now Exxon Mobil Corporation), in New York City.
Throughout Mr. Adderley’s distinguished career in leadership roles at Kelly Services, the company has received numerous awards for its strong commitment to providing workforce opportunities for women, minorities, the disabled, veterans and seniors.
Mr. Adderley serves on the boards of the Auburn Automotive Heritage, Inc., Beaumont Health System, Business Leaders for Michigan, Citizens Research Council of Michigan, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's (formerly Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance), Detroit Country Day School, Detroit Economic Club, Gilmore Car Museum, and the Oakland County Business Roundtable. He is also a member of the University of Michigan Health Systems Advisory Group. Mr. Adderley served previously on the Boards of Directors of DTE Energy Company, First Chicago NBD Corporation (now JPMorgan Chase & Co.), and the Detroit Renaissance Foundation.
In 2006, Mr. Adderley was awarded the Leadership Hall of Fame Award, the highest honor conferred by the American Staffing Association, which also recognized him as one of the most influential leaders in the staffing industry during the past 40 years. In 2008, Mr. Adderley was inducted into the Heritage Hall of Fame by the International Institute Foundation, and in 2012, he was awarded the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award by the Automotive Hall of Fame.