Michael Kiely

Michael Kiely is the President of Global Government Affairs at UPS. Based in Washington D.C., he leads UPS’s legislative strategy and advocacy efforts pertaining to the company’s global and domestic business units.

Michael began his career with UPS in 1992 as a management trainee. Upon completion, he held numerous positions in the finance and accounting function on assignments based in New York, Georgia and Belgium. In 2001, he was appointed as Managing Director of Finance and Accounting for UPS’s Northern European operations, where he oversaw all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Taxation and Benefits Management for seven European countries.

He moved to UPS’s Government Affairs function in 2005 where he advanced UPS’s reform efforts on laws and regulations impacting multiemployer pension plans, health care reform and tax policy. In his role as President of U.S. Government Affairs, he led the development and execution of legislative and regulatory strategies for a range of policy issues including trade and customs; labor and employment; sustainability and alternative fuels; postal; healthcare; and transportation across the federal government and 50 state governments. He assumed his current position in 2023.

Michael is on the Executive Committee for the American Trucking Associations where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. He serves on the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Board for the Bryce Harlow Foundation, the Board of the US Chamber’s Political Advisory Committee, and the Board of the US – ASEAN Business Council.
Michael graduated from Fordham University in 1992 with a B.S. in Finance. He received an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Connecticut in 1999 and also studied at the Wharton School of Business and Emory University. He lives in Edgewater, MD with his wife and three teenage sons.