NEW YORK – January 31, 2019 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions, today announced that Kim Davis, formerly NFP’s chief human resources officer, is joining NFP’s board of directors. In addition, Davis will take on the newly created role of chief diversity and inclusion officer. Ginnette Quesada-Kunkel and Mary Steed will join NFP’s Executive Management Committee as chief human resources officer and chief people officer, respectively. These well-deserved promotions further complement NFP’s exceptional leadership team and are in line with the company’s adherence to diversity and inclusion at all levels.
In her new role, Davis will lead diversity and inclusion initiatives across all departments and levels of NFP. She steps away from her former role as chief human resources officer to drive greater progress and opportunities within the company for women, ethnic minorities and employees of all ages and sexual orientations. Having devoted seven years of service to NFP, Davis has contributed significantly to creating an environment that attracts and retains top talent through our people-first culture. This culture, underpinned by inclusivity, diversity, transparency and purpose, is epitomized by the company’s PeopleFirst programs.
"We couldn’t be more proud to promote these dynamic, talented and strong leaders to board and executive-level positions within NFP," said Doug Hammond, chairman and chief executive officer of NFP. "This critical step forward reflects our unwavering commitment to a culture that values caring and collaboration in order to drive mutual success, as well as celebrating the power of diversity to harness the intellectual might of different perspectives. We continue to make strides as an inclusive company that aims to closely reflect the businesses, people and communities we serve."
Quesada-Kunkel, currently senior vice president of HR, will become executive vice president and assume oversight for the HR function as chief human resources officer. She will direct the full spectrum of HR activities at NFP with responsibility over all human resources operations, compensation and benefits practices, employee benchmarking, change management, and mergers and acquisitions diligence. Her eleven-year tenure with NFP, her strong technical and strategic knowledge, and experience with various leadership HR roles make her an exceptional choice for this position.
Steed, currently senior vice president of HR, assumes the newly created role of chief people officer. She will focus on the HR management of all field operations as well as the ongoing implementation, pace and progress of NFP’s PeopleFirst agenda. As chief people officer, Steed also will continue to oversee all talent management, recruiting and community initiatives. Having also spent eleven years at NFP, Steed brings a knack for coaching and motivating employees to achieve greater levels of success.
"Our people deserve the very best. I am thrilled that they will receive the leadership skills and guidance that Ginette and Mary have to offer," said Davis. "I am equally excited to pursue my passion for diversity and inclusion — and help shape the future direction of these efforts from my position on the board."
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions through our licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. Our expertise is matched by our commitment to each client’s goals and is enhanced by our investments in innovative technologies in the insurance brokerage and consulting space.
NFP has more than 4,700 employees and global capabilities. Our expansive reach gives us access to highly rated insurers, vendors and financial institutions in the industry, while our locally based employees tailor each solution to meet our clients’ needs. We’ve become one of the largest insurance brokerage, consulting and wealth management firms by building enduring relationships with our clients and helping them realize their goals.
Recently NFP was named the 2nd largest retirement plan aggregator firm, as ranked by Investment News; the 5th largest US-based privately owned broker, the 5th best place to work in insurance and the 6th largest benefits broker by global revenue by Business Insurance; the 9th largest property and casualty agency by total 2016 P&C revenue and the 9th largest commercial lines agency by total 2016 P&C and commercial lines revenue by Insurance Journal; the 10th largest employee benefits broker by Employee Benefit Adviser; the 11th largest broker of US business by Business Insurance; and the 12th largest global insurance broker by Best’s Review.
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