Our History and Background | Keenan

Keenan History


Our Roots

In 1972, John Keenan recognized that many school districts in California were struggling with similar issues. They all had similar employee demographics; each district had a limited budget for employee benefits; and, every district seemed to be paying too much for their employee coverages. With those challenges in mind, John founded Keenan & Associates in 1972 with four employees in one office, dedicated to providing cost-efficient, high-value benefits to California schools.

Growth and Innovation

Over the next four decades, AP Keenan expanded to a firm of more than 750 employees with nine offices located throughout California. While the needs of California school districts were rapidly being met by AP Keenan’s services, it also became clear that other public agencies and health care organizations faced similar challenges. With the addition of providing innovative solutions for property and casualty programs as well, AP Keenan has grown to be the preeminent broker/consultant addressing all insurance needs for California schools, community colleges, public agencies and hospitals.

Our Future Is Now

AP Keenan has remained an industry leader by continuously evaluating the employee benefits and property and casualty insurance marketplace in order to identify measures that represent both cost-savings and efficiency-enhancing solutions for our clients. In April of 2017, AP Keenan became part of the AssuredPartners, Inc. family of companies. With the combined resources of AP Keenan and AssuredPartners, we are now the 12th largest broker in the United States, and the total revenue for the AP family of companies is in excess of $1 billion annually. By joining AssuredPartners, AP Keenan gained access to additional capital and a national footprint that enables us to continue to negotiate the most favorable plans for our clients.