Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy Inc. (GKG) of New Hartford, New York has announced an expansion of its professional team with Elizabeth Whalen joining as a Client Manager within the firm’s Employee Benefits division. In the role, Whalen will work with employers across the northeast to establish and maintain benefits programs that help to reward & retain top talent while staying in control of their benefits spend. She will provide guidance regarding plan design, budgeting, program analysis, compliance, and other measures in line with the clients’ fiscal and strategic goals.


“GKG has been fortunate to continually attract top talent to our growing team. That means we bring the best in the industry to our clients. Beth brings tremendous energy and a passion for what we do. We are excited to welcome her onboard,” said Larry Gilroy, CEO of the firm.


Whalen brings over a decade of industry experience. Prior to joining the GKG team, Whalen held dynamic industry positions in the Albany marketplace.

About Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy, Inc.


Founded in 1904, Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy ( is one of Central New York’s oldest and largest independent insurance agencies. Blending innovative insurance solutions with leading-edge strategies, GKG helps individuals and businesses of all types and sizes manage risk. The firm is headquartered at 210 Clinton Road in New Hartford, from which it serves clients across New York State and increasingly around the nation and globe. GKG employs a professional staff of over 50 and represents more than 80 insurance carriers.

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