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.
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 aid 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.
Henry R. Loubet is Chief Strategy Officer for Keenan.
Mr. Loubet came to Keenan in the spring of 2003.
John is involved in ensuring Keenan
is investing in the appropriate new products, services, and technology programs to address the challenges confronting Keenan's Public Agency customers.
John began his career in the employee benefits business in 1984 holding various insurance brokerage, consulting, technology and carrier positions.
He began his career with The Unum Group, a specialty insurance company, working in their New York City branch office.
John eventually moved to California in 1993 where he served as a Western Regional Vice President.
later worked for BenefitPoint
as Head of Sales and Marketing and now has been with Keenan
for over 10 years.
is a 28 year industry veteran with employee benefits experience including leadership roles in operations, product development, sales and service management, and technology.
John received his Bachelor of Arts 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 Joined Keenan in 1998.
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 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Lutheran University.
Suzanne joined Keenan in 2004 and is responsible for building and implementing the HR strategy to align with the company's goals and initiatives.