Chris Kempton joined Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc. in 2001 and is responsible for guiding the sales efforts across the agency. As Director of Business Development, Chris helps Walsh Duffield remain focused on strategy, client support and profitable growth. He spent 19 years with the agency building Walsh Duffield’s employee benefit practice before transitioning to this role. Prior to joining the agency, he served as a Vice President for Principal Financial Group for 11 years. In this role, he was responsible for marketing and servicing the firm’s employee benefits product portfolio. Outside of work, Chris currently serves on the board of directors for Clarence Industrial Development Agency and Schofield Residence. He is also an active United Way volunteer. Chris is a 1986 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, as well as a 1990 graduate of Canisius College with an MBA degree in Finance. He resides with his wife and four children in Clarence, NY.