J.J. Keller & Associates — a provider of solutions to help firms manage risk, regulatory compliance and related best practices — has announced executive appointments effective July 1. These appointments come as part of a succession plan designed to support the Neenah, Wis.-based company’s continued growth and market leadership.
Robert L. Keller, J. J. Keller’s president and chief executive officer since 1988, will be appointed chairman and will continue in his role as CEO. Keller succeeds founder John J. “Jack” Keller, who will assume the role of founder and chairman emeritus and will remain on the J.J. Keller & Associates board of directors. James J. Keller, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since 1985, will be appointed president. He also will continue in his role as COO.
“It’s imperative that we mentor and create opportunities for the upcoming leaders of our company,” says James J. Keller. “This executive-level transition lays the groundwork for additional strategic transitions planned for the future.”
On being appointed chairman emeritus, Jack Keller says, “I’ve had the rare and gratifying opportunity to build a great organization that has had a positive effect on so many lives. As I approach my 88th birthday, I am honored by my appointment as chairman emeritus and will always cherish the company and the associates we’ve employed.”
Robert Keller says, “Our family-owned business has experienced steady growth for more than 50 years. My father’s vision, values and commitment to our customers and associates are the foundation for the next successful generation.”