Mr. Kelly founded SMP Consulting Group and the Working Partners Network. For over three decades SMP Consulting Group and its affiliates have engaged in the business of providing insurance consulting services, risk management, and loss control services along with marketing programs to businesses throughout the United States.
Through Ed’s leadership, SMP Consulting Group and the Working Partners Network have developed into a major provider of unique cost containment concepts for business and industry. Over the past twenty-five years, Ed has developed relationships with a number of fortune 1,000 companies throughout the US and the UK. He began his business career as Vice President for Program Development with one of the largest Unemployment Insurance consulting firms, Reed, Roberts in Garden City, NY. His responsibilities included developing cost containment programs for Federated Department Stores, Burger King, Union Carbide, and a number of other Fortune 500 companies. During the Clinton administration, Ed worked in Washington as a lobbyist for the healthcare giants Hospital Corporation of America, Humana, and Universal Healthcare. Mr. Kelly holds a BS degree from New York Institute of Technology in Engineering; and an MBA from New York University. In addition, to his responsibilities operating SMP Consulting Group, Ed serves on the board of directors of AMCOMP, an international organization dedicated to professional excellence in the field of workers’ compensation insurance. In 2011, he was appointed to the Suffolk County Economic Advisory Council. This council comprised of local business owners is charged with the responsibility of helping to develop a plan to create job and economic growth in Suffolk County, New York. Suffolk County is one of the largest counties in the United States with a population of over 1.5 million and an annual budget of over 2.5 billion dollars. In 2012, Ed was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Committee for Cost Effective Government. Married for 44 years, Ed and wife Diane share their time living in both New York and Florida. They have two sons, Edward and Brian.