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Tim Kelly

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Tim Kelly
BornApril 3,1967
Chattanooga, Tennessee
🏳️ Nationality
🏳️ CitizenshipUnited States
🏫 EducationColumbia University BA, Emory University MBA
💼 Occupation
Business executive and Chairman and co-founder of the Chattanooga FC
Board member ofRiver City Company
👩 Spouse(s)Virginia "Ginny" Kelly
👶 Children2

Timothy Ayers (Tim) Kelly (born April 3, 1967)[1] is an American business executive and the cofounder, chairman, and part owner of the Chattanooga FC soccer team of the NISA.[2] He is the CEO and owner of Kelly Cars, and founder and owner of Southern Honda Powersports, the largest Honda dealership in the United States by volume based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, [3]. He is also cofounder of ZipFlip LLC, an application that allows users to buy and sell cars firm headquartered in Chattanooga.


Kelly was born on April 3, 1967 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Betty Sue, and Patrick Kelly.[1] In 1985, Kelly graduated from Columbia University in New York with a degree in German Comparative Literature. After graduating he returned to Chattanooga where he took over running Kelly Cars auto dealership. In 2012 Kelly graduated from Emory University with an MBA. As a local businessman, Kelly had taken on several roles in Chattanooga community organizations. Including sitting on the boards of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, and the River City Company. Kelly is also a trustee of the Baylor School. [4] [5]

Sports ownership[edit]

In 2009 Kelly founded the Chattanooga FC along with Krue Brock, Marshall Brock, Paul Rustand, Sean McDaniel, Daryl Heald, Hamilton Brock, Thomas Clark and Sheldon Grizzle. The team was founded to play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid and considered roughly equal to the USL Premier Development League. Kelly currently sits on the board for the team as chairman.

2020 Chattanooga mayoral election[edit]

Kelly announced his campaign for mayor on May 21, 2020 in a Facebook Live stream. [6] He will be running to fill the seat left by Andy Berke.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Obituary: Farmer, Betty Sue". The Chattanoogan. Archived from the original on October 19, 2020.
  2. "Chattanooga FC: About Us". Chattanooga FC. Archived from the original on November 19, 2019.
  3. "Baylor School Magazine "Start-Ups: Zipflip, SocialBot"". Archived from the original on October 19, 2020.
  4. "Hamilton County Herald - News". www.hamiltoncountyherald.com. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  5. "Car dealer keeps family business solvent during recession". The Hamilton County Herald. Archived from the original on October 21, 2020.
  6. Poole, Joeli (2020-05-21). "Tim Kelly announces plans to run for Mayor of Chattanooga". WDEF. Retrieved 2020-10-26.

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