49th Annual KACo Conference & Exposition
Nov. 15-17, 2023 | Central Bank Center | Lexington, KY


Kelly works with employers to design and implement effective benefit programs. He has a strong focus on public entity employers working statewide with groups from 2 -250 employees and he co-manages the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Association Health Plan. This association health plan works with over 150 public entity employer groups serving more than 4,000 employees. Kelly joined Peel & Holland in 2016 when his agency, Harding Benefits Consulting, merged with Peel & Holland. Peel & Holland became part of HUB International in 2022. Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 1985. Since that time, he has worked with national firms in sales, sales management, and sales training with a focus on a consultative approach to client solutions. He guides his clients through a strategic planning process creating personalized strategies in managing insurance plans, risk planning, employee benefits plan development, human resources, plan compliance and wellness programs. Kelly has a Healthcare Consulting license and has earned certification from the American College of Financial Professionals in Healthcare Reform Studies. Kelly and his family reside in Franklin.