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Executive Leadership

Doug Hammond, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Doug advances initiatives that ensure NFP is synonymous with a leading, full-capability insurance broker and consultant that cares deeply about the well-being of its employees and clients.

Doug has over 25 years of experience in executive management, operations, underwriting and law. He joined NFP in 1999 and has held several leadership positions, including president, chief operating officer, general counsel and head of strategy. He became chairman and CEO in 2013. Prior to NFP, Doug practiced corporate law at a national firm, where he represented NFP’s founding capital partner before and during NFP’s startup phase.

Doug’s people-first approach drives his commitment to build exceptional leadership teams that embody NFP’s dedication to trust, transparency and communication, and to delivering a broad range of high-quality solutions to clients. In 2013, he led NFP’s pivotal $1.4 billion go-private transaction with Madison Dearborn Partners LLC (MDP), a leading private equity firm. Doug subsequently led two recapitalizations of NFP, in 2017 and 2019, the most recent of which valued the company at $5.8 billion and created significant opportunities for future growth.

Doug also serves a variety of organizations whose activities align with the business and his focus on community impact. He is a member of MDP’s Industry Advisory Group for the Financial and Transaction Services Sector and the Board of Directors of theCouncil of Insurance Agents & Brokers. Doug serves on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Fairfield University, and Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider and private employer. He is also a member of the CEO Commission for Disability Employment and has signed the Paradigm for Parity pledge, a commitment to doing his part to significantly increase the number of women in senior operating roles.

Doug also serves as a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization working to advance reasoned solutions from business in some of the nation’s most critical public policy issues. In addition, Doug co-authored Reinsurance Law, a leading subscription treatise on reinsurance practice and legal trends.

Doug earned his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.

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