Shawn Orenstein Promoted to CEO of Kistler Tiffany Benefits, Joe Dowd to President

Shawn Orenstein Promoted to CEO of Kistler Tiffany Benefits, Joe Dowd to President

Kistler Tiffany Benefits, a private employee benefits firm headquartered in Berwyn, PA, announced today that William (Bill) O. Daggett, Jr., the company’s CEO and founder, will transition the position of CEO to Shawn N. Orenstein, effectively immediately. Orenstein previously served as president of the company, a position he has held since 2005. Joseph Dowd, current company vice president, will now serve as president while Daggett assumes the position of chairman.

“It has been my distinct honor to lead this company as CEO for the last twenty some years, and in various leadership roles for the previous 38 years,” said Daggett. “Kistler Tiffany Benefits continues to extend our leadership position in the market and with these new changes in leadership and continued momentum are in prime position to expand our business pipeline well beyond our current level of business,” said Daggett.

Prior to founding Kistler Tiffany Benefits in the late ‘90s, Daggett was managing partner of Kistler Tiffany Companies (known today as Kistler Tiffany Advisors). He began his career with the company in a part-time role in 1962.

In the last decade, Kistler Tiffany Benefits has enjoyed an incredible amount of growth, in particular, in its wholesale division, which now services more than 1,300 downstream brokers. The company has continued to expand, adding additional staff and offices in Scranton, PA, and Clark, NJ, in addition to already existing office locations in Allentown, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Mount Laurel, NJ. Kistler Tiffany Benefits acquired wholesale agency Philadelphia Benefits LLC from Willis Group Holdings in 2014.

“Shawn is a dynamic and engaging presence with a keen eye for navigating, especially in times of uncertainty,” Daggett continued, alluding to the significant changes the employee benefits industry has experienced since the introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). “He has demonstrated proven leadership skills time and time again during his last 20 years with the company, investing in necessary infrastructure to support our business in the future as well as seeking out strategic partnerships and alliances that have extended our presence in other markets but also added significantly to what we are able to offer our current client base.”

“Joe has been tremendous in building our wholesale division and leading our New Jersey offices,” continued Daggett. “This appointment to president is a very natural next step for him in what has already proven to be an extremely rewarding career.”

“Now is the time for us to be incredibly focused on what is most important to our clients and broker partners, and how we can best deliver services that will secure our position as the premier employee benefits firm in the Mid Atlantic region,” said Orenstein. “Joe and I have an outstanding relationship with Bill and we will continue to collaborate closely in our new roles.”

The remaining members of the Kistler Tiffany Benefits executive leadership team are as follows: Brian Daggett, CFO, and Principals Stewart Anmuth, Brad Daggett, Christopher Collins, Kevin Conners, Ryan Schaible, Mike Troy, and Larry Vukovic.


About Kistler Tiffany Benefits

A private employee benefits firm and General Agency headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, with annual revenues exceeding $58 million. Supporting clients and broker partners through exceptional service, innovative and cost-effective plan design, health care reform and compliance guidance, HR consulting, benefits administration technology, on-site call center, employee advocacy services, and more. The company operates out of six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey with more than 120 full-time employees. Kistler Tiffany Benefits is a founding member of C2 Solutions, a strategic partnership of six independent firms, that have combined to offer unique products and services unavailable anywhere else in the market. For more information, visit