John Keenan, CLU, CPCU is founder and Chairman of Keenan & Associates, one of the largest privately-held insurance broker/consulting/TPA firms in the United States.
founded the company in 1972, with four employees in one office, and has subsequently directed its growth to a firm of over 600 employees with 10 offices located throughout California.
Keenan & Associates
specializes in providing insurance services to schools and hospitals.
Mr. Keenan is also Chairman of the Board of a TPA recently purchased from Blue Cross - Innovative Care Systems.
specializes in counties and large commercial accounts.
Before forming Keenan & Associates, Mr. Keenan served as Vice President with Cal-Surance, as well as Vice President with Frank B. Hall.
Prior to these executive positions, Mr. Keenan worked for New York Life and Metropolitan.
Mr. Keenan graduated from Loyola University in 1952 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and began his career in the insurance business in 1954.
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1960 and his
Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1984.
also holds a certificate in Agency Management and Group Insurance from the American College
He was a Life Underwriter Training Council (LUTC) instructor for four years.
has been a big supporter of education in the insurance industry by not only providing facilities for instruction, but also providing financial aide for his
employees to continue their education.
Sean Smith, is the President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding company founder and Chairman John Keenan in 2000.
John is a 27 year industry veteran who has held various insurance brokerage, consulting, technology and carrier positions.
John received his B.A. in Economics from Wittenberg University, Springfield Ohio in 1984.
John began his career with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, the third-largest insurance broker in the U.S. as part of their National College Internship Program and has been with Keenan for the past 9 ½ years.
John oversees the Property & Casualty distribution for Keenan's Public Agency Division which consists of 800+ public agencies, educational entities and joint powers authorities.
is involved in the corporate design and marketing of Keenan's proprietary Property & Casualty programs working with the global reinsurance marketplace.
has hosted several Risk Management Symposiums and has been a featured speaker for several public agency organizations, including:
has both Fire & Casualty as well as Life & Health licenses in the State of California.
John graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from California Lutheran University.