Kerrigan Kahl to Lead Chimienti & Associates
President and CEO Toney Chimienti Retires
Iselin, NJ, January 2, 2020—U.S. Employee Benefits Services Group (USEBSG), a division of U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners (USRBP), announced today that Kerrigan R. Kahl has been named as the new Managing Partner of its member firm, Chimienti & Associates, in Visalia, CA. Kerrigan joined the firm in September 2019 as the Managing Director. Chimienti & Associates specializes in voluntary employee benefits, providing product and service solutions nationally to benefits brokers, consultants, employers, and government agencies.
Mr. Kahl replaced Toney Chimienti, who retired as President and CEO on December 31, 2019. Chimienti established the firm in 1980 along with his wife, Cathy, and built it into a thriving business, which joined the USRBP network in September 2017. Toney was inducted into the Worksite Hall of Fame in 2014.
“Toney will be missed; his contributions to worksite management over the past 30+ years has touched local and nationwide brokers and partners. His creativity and knowledge of valued enhanced benefits was ahead of his time,” said Kerrigan. “I am very excited about the opportunity to make my contribution to the foundation Toney has built. With my industry expertise, combined with that of the Chimienti team, we can only move upward in 2020. I envision our future as a hybrid agency, growing through our unique broker and client relationships.”
“Toney is widely recognized as a pioneer of the worksite benefits industry and an innovator of product design. His creativity has been a beacon in the market as a resource for forward thinking innovation. We wish him the best, as we do Kerrigan who inherits Toney’s legacy and writes the next chapter of Chimienti & Associates,” said Megan Schneider, the Chief Operating Officer of USRBP.
Mark Skinner, the CEO of USRBP added, “Toney will be sorely missed not only as a great Partner but as a friend who added great value to our entire organization.”