Kelly Ortberg

Kelly Ortberg

Co-Chair, FIRST Board of Directors
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Collins

Robert K. (Kelly) Ortberg is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Rockwell Collins, a global leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions.

While serving as CEO, Rockwell Collins has been named to the Fortune 500 list, recognized as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” by Forbes magazine, a “World’s Most Ethical Company” by the Ethisphere Institute, and listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Ortberg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Iowa. He also is a member of the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), The University of Iowa Engineering Advisory Board and the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council.

Rockwell Collins is a FIRST Strategic Partner, providing consistently significant annual support for teams across all programs, amounting to more than $8 million.