Sean Smith, is the President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding company founder and Chairman John Keenan in 2000. He gained his broad background in operational, technical and marketing facets of the insurance consulting and brokerage business through his deep level of experience in the industry. Sean empowers an entrepreneurial culture among the company’s more than 650 employees through a goal-oriented management system that emphasizes customer focus.
During his years at Keenan, Sean progressed through several previous sales and management positions, from Account Executive, then leadership of the northern California sales team, before returning to the Torrance headquarters to head up operations for the Schools Division.
Prior to joining Keenan & Associates in 1989, Sean served as a major accounts manager for Anthem Blue Cross, where he handled large commercial and school clients. He began his career at Prudential Insurance Company where he developed and negotiated their first preferred provider organization, and conducted cost management analysis for commercial clients.
Sean graduated from the University of Redlands (California) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics. He has been recognized for his leadership excellence throughout his career including being designated as one of the “Millennium Heirs to the Industry” by Business Insurance and “Insurance Executive of the Year” by the LA Business Journal.