Tom Kelly

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Tom Kelly


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Radio Broadcasting


Bars and Taverns

About Tom

I'm a Navy veteran turned insurance professional with over 40 years of experience and a broad range of specializations.


After being commissioned by the United States Navy, Tom was attached to the USS Okinawa and had three tours in Vietnam. He was also charged with the U.S. Navy recovery operation of Apollo 15. Later, he joined his father’s insurance agency in Santa Cruz and soon became president, growing the agency from 3 to over 28 people while being licensed in 23 states.

In 1980, the firm built an employee benefits department, earning the distinction of being the first agency in the area to have one. In 1985, he took the agency into the digital age with their first computers. In 1992, he purchased laptops and portable printers for all of the salespeople. He fought for progress in the insurance industry, was an expert witness in fair claims handling and standard of care, and was instrumental in mandating continued education for insurance agents and brokers for the state of California. Additionally, he's served on numerous insurance company advisory boards and participated in designing and scripting programs for specific industries.

After many years of management, he sold the agency and joined an agency in Fremont, where he stayed for the next 12 years. Many of my clients followed his journey and have maintained him as their insurance advocate for over 30 years.

When he accepted a principal role at Newfront, something he had dreamed about for years had come to life: transformative technology in insurance! He's proud to be part of a movement that's streamlining the industry and making it easier for the client to understand and access their portfolio.