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NFP Welcomes Kelly Smith to its Employee Benefits Business
Smith brings extensive experience with New York state and national health insurance markets to NFP’s Northeast region


ALBANY, NY – January 24, 2023 – NFP, a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement advisor, today announced it has hired Kelly Smith as senior vice president, Employee Benefits. In this role, Smith will work across the Hudson Valley and upstate New York, focusing on business expansion and client retention. She will report to Chris Feneli, senior vice president, Health and Benefits.

“I’m excited to welcome Kelly to the Benefits team at NFP,” said Feneli. “Kelly is a proven leader who has extensive experience within our industry and unique knowledge of the upstate, central and western New York markets. Her background working with national and regional consultants, brokers and employers to support healthier communities and develop affordable healthcare options will add tremendous value to our team and clients.”

Smith comes to NFP from MVP Healthcare, where she served in a variety of roles, most recently as senior vice president, chief of sales. Over a career that spans nearly two decades, she has served as a director for the NY State of Health’s Small Business Marketplace, sales director for CDPHP, and vice president of Marketing and Public Affairs for Sierra Health Care, Inc. Smith is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and holds New York and Vermont insurance licenses. She is also a graduate of the American Health Insurance Plans’ Executive Leadership program through Northwestern/Kellogg School of Business.

“NFP’s people-first approach that prioritizes enduring relationships and delivering exceptional client service really resonates with me,” said Smith. “I look forward to utilizing my industry knowledge to create and deliver innovative employer-based healthcare solutions for client workforces, while also collaborating with my new NFP colleagues.”