Great business partnerships begin at the top

Board of Directors

Your business deserves the best from your insurance broker. When you partner with Holmes Murphy, you will be represented by some of the industry’s most knowledgeable, experienced professionals. Meet the members of our board.

Daniel T. Keough, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer

Executive Committee Member

Driven by a vision for innovation, Daniel Keough leads Holmes Murphy as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Keough oversees the strength and stability of Holmes Murphy. He ensures operational and financial performance while leading the company’s strategies.

Dennis Bishop, President

Executive Committee Member

In his role as president, Dennis Bishop supports company objectives and best practices. He oversees the growth of new business sales and client retention. Den is also a National Practice Leader and responsible for the employee benefits corporate strategy.

Craig E. Hansen, Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer

Executive Committee Member

With his wealth of experience in surety bonds, Craig Hansen has become a highly honored and respected member of the industry. As such, he has served as president of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and was named the Associated General Contractors of Iowa Member of the Year.

John A. Hurley II, Senior Vice President

Executive Committee Member

With Holmes Murphy since 1990, John Hurley serves as the Des Moines Property Casualty Sales Leader. Holding Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations, John directs the sales strategy and growth plan for the division, along with tracking metrics and success criteria for sales programs.

Chris Boyd, Senior Vice President

Executive Committee Member

A Holmes Murphy associate since 1996, Chris Boyd works out of the Dallas office. His office consults dozens of companies in Texas and surrounding states, providing custom integrated solutions for employee benefits, property and casualty and wealth accumulation.

Clifford (Kip) Augspurger, Senior Vice President

With Holmes Murphy since 1991, Kip Augspurger is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He is the lead architect of the Holmes Murphy service system, providing effective resources to help all Holmes Murphy customers manage their risk of loss.

Steve Flood, Senior Vice President

An associate for more than 20 years, Steve Flood is the leader of Holmes Murphy’s Corporate Benefit Practice. Among his responsibilities, he provides employee benefits consulting and brokerage services for clients throughout the Midwest.

Mike Foley, Senior Vice President

An associate of Holmes Murphy since 1993, Mike Foley is a dedicated leader within the Employee Benefits division. He specializes in marketing, self-funding, underwriting, and overall market analysis.

Wally Gomaa, Senior Vice President

Wally Gomaa serves as a leader within the Dallas office and Holmes Murphy. Motivated by a vision to revolutionize health care and wellness, he specializes in developing advanced clinical strategies to insurance companies and hospital systems.

Laure Guisinger, Senior Vice President

Having seen all sides of the industry, from personal lines and commercial lines to claims management and account management, Laure Guisinger knows how to deliver steadfast results. With more than 25 years of insurance experience, Laure holds Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

Gerald Johnson, Senior Vice President

Specializing in redefining risk management for industry-leading companies, Gerald Johnson directs a dedicated team of insurance professionals who manage state-of-the-art products and services to ensure the success of numerous clients.

Kevin Knutson, Senior Vice President

Kevin Knutson is division leader of the Cedar Rapids office. Leveraging the marketplace to deliver the best value for clients, he specializes in serving the construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and law industries.

Doug Muth, Senior Vice President

Doug Muth joined Holmes Murphy in 1992 and specializes in the insurance needs of contractors, manufacturers, renewable energy, transportation and general business. He co-founded Holmes Murphy's renewable energy unit and helped develop the first North American based warranty product for wind turbine manufacturers.

Lori Wiederin, Senior Vice President

Lori Wiederin is responsible for the coordination and evaluation of benefit programs, including the review of current coverages and implementing programs that help Holmes Murphy clients recruit and retain employees.

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