James D. Kennedy

Vice President, Commercial Lines P&C

Direct: (205) 847-3905


James Kennedy is a Vice President in our Birmingham, AL office responsible for the management and production of National & International Risk Management Accounts. Prior to joining Stephens, Kennedy was with McGriff, Seibels & Williams. 

Kennedy's background includes large risk management accounts & private equity placements spanning a variety of industries. His experience encompasses traditional mergers/acquisitions, and other unique deal structures requiring extensive diligence/specialty placements. He is involved in both acquisitions and divestitures necessitating broad cooperation with legal, tax, advisory, and other key intermediaries & stakeholders.

Kennedy works alongside Private Equity Public & Private companies in regard to transactional, due-diligence, and commercial property and casualty insurance placements.

Kennedy was selected and sponsored as one of the top 40 "best & brightest" individual brokers in the North America P&C industry by the Lloyds Global Development Centre Working Group (London- ABBAL '15). He earned a BA from Hampden-Sydney College and has completed extensive carrier and syndicate insurance education in both Europe and North America.

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