Forty-year industry veteran oversees CEO’s departure
By Ryan Smith
Insurance broker platform Keystone Agency Partners (KAP) has announced the appointment of Patrick J. Kinney (pictured above) as president and board member, effective immediately.
Kinney succeeds outgoing CEO Jeff Turner, who has decided to pursue opportunities outside the company. To ensure a smooth transition, Turner will serve as a strategic advisor to the KAP board until July 31.
Kinney has served as a strategic advisor to KAP since December 2022, the company said. Before joining KAP, he spent nearly 40 years at Travelers, where he held several leadership positions and served on the executive committee. Prior to his retirement from Travelers, Kinney served as the company’s executive vice president of field management.
“It has been a privilege to work with the KAP executive leadership team and our agency partners to build a truly differentiated platform with best-in-class, enterprise agencies,” said Turner. “KAP is well positioned for the next phase of growth with a first-class leadership team and dedicated board.”
“We thank Jeff for his leadership and dedication in building KAP into one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage platforms in the country,” said David E. Boedker Sr., executive vice chairman of KAP. “We are excited to add a seasoned executive of Patrick’s caliber to our leadership team. His integral knowledge of the company and experience working with our agencies will ensure a successful transition and enable the KAP will remain focused on achieving above-market revenue growth.
“I am grateful for the opportunity and look forward to helping KAP accelerate our partnership with independent agencies,” Kinney said. “In just three years, KAP has closed 65 deals, showing significant potential for growth and success. Insurance is a local business and marketing is built on trust. KAP helps agencies on a platform to work together to solve complex issues, accelerate growth, and build deeper client service relationships.
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