Tuesday, July 31, 2018

NFP Acquires North Carolina-based Aquesta Insurance Services

An Atlanta-based college student, John McGourty is pursuing a bachelor of business administration with concentrations in finance and strategy management consulting. Alongside his academic pursuits, John McGourty recently served as a consultant for National Financial Partners (NFP) in Braintree, Massachusetts.

With offices around the globe, NFP offers a variety of insurance brokerage and consultancy services for business and individual clients. In its efforts to expand operations in the southeastern United States, the company recently acquired Aquesta Insurance Services, Inc., a North Carolina-based firm focused on commercial property and casualty (P&C) insurance.

NFP announced the acquisition in July 2018 after finalizing the transaction in late June. As part of the takeover, Ken McGee, former Aquesta Insurance president, will now serve as a director of NFP's P&C division. In addition to expanding its footprint in the Southeast, the acquisition will help NFP enhance its expertise in the area of coastal risk.

Along with acquiring Aquesta, NFP has completed acquisitions with several other companies in recent months. These include 1st Community Insurance Services in California, The Hyde Agency in New Jersey, and Consortia Group in Montreal.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

How the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston Benefit Youth

John McGourty serves as a consultant for National Financial Partners of Braintree, Massachusetts. Active in public service, John McGourty also has been a counselor for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB). 

BGCB champions academic excellence for all youths, using developmentally sound, evidence-based methods. Tutors and other motivated adults enhance language literacy and build science, technology, engineering, and math skills to meet educational standards. 

In addition, BGCB encourages success in jobs and colleges with SAT preparation and one-to-one advising during and after the school day, in cooperation with other helping organizations. 

Addressing the importance of exercise and nutrition, BGCB serves well-balanced meals and offers many recreational activities. The Health360 plan adds to these goals a holistic approach to mindfulness skills, healthy relationships, sleep, and hygiene.

Finally, BGCB promotes good citizenship. Its Torch Club (ages 11-13) and Keystone Club (ages 14-18) challenge members toward greater civic activity, good character, and awareness of community needs.