Sparks, MD (May 26, 2016) – Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, Inc., a KELLY company, celebrates its 40th anniversary today. Kelly & Associates Insurance Group was officially incorporated on May 26th, 1976 by The Honorable Francis X. (Frank) and Janet Kelly. What began in the basement of their home in Timonium, Md., originally as Francis X. Kelly Associates, Inc., operated as a family business providing group health and life insurance to small businesses through trade associations has grown into the KELLY brand which consists of multiple companies that work together to provide integrated total benefits, payroll and workforce management solutions for employers of every size.
Former Maryland State Senator, Frank Kelly, is now the Chairman of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group and Frank Kelly III, the eldest son of Janet and Frank, serves as CEO of the KELLY companies. Frank and Janet Kelly’s other sons, John, David and Bryan, are key leaders in the business serving in chief roles as well as presidents of KELLY’s entities and divisions. “My brothers and I are grateful to my parents for placing their faith in God and starting this business 40 years ago. They laid a solid foundation that we have been privileged to build upon, lead and grow over the years,” said Frank Kelly III. “We are also thankful for the devotion, commitment and hard work of the People of KELLY who serve our clients, vendors and brokers with excellence on a daily basis.”
The organization is still family owned and run and now employs more than 450 people serving companies that range in size from sole proprietors to corporations with more than 20,000 employees. Based in Baltimore County since its inception, it recently moved its headquarters to Sparks, Md. in 2015. It also has offices in Rockville, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware.
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group has won recognition as Maryland’s largest Employee Benefits Administrator by The Baltimore Business Journal for 13 consecutive years, and was awarded the Family Business Award of Excellence through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® program in 2013.
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group is one of the companies housed under the KELLY brand. KELLY is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of benefits administration and technology, broker and consulting services, as well as payroll and workforce management solutions. KELLY works with thousands of employers of all sizes, as well as select agents and brokers. KELLY is a mission-driven organization committed to conducting business in a manner that honors God and produces a positive impact on our world. KELLY employs more than 450 people and is headquartered in Sparks, MD.