- On January 1, 2015
William O. Daggett, Jr. is Chairman of Kistler Tiffany Benefits, a private employee benefits firm with annual revenues exceeding $58 million. The company operates out of six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey with more than 120 full-time employees.
Prior to founding Kistler Tiffany Benefits and serving as CEO for 17 years, Bill was managing partner and co-owner of Kistler Tiffany Companies (known today as Kistler Tiffany Advisors), and responsible for the creation of the highly successful group benefits division. He began his career with the company in a part-time role in 1962, upon graduation from Ursinus College.
Bill currently sits on the boards of several for-profit companies. He is also actively involved with his alma mater, Ursinus, and has endowed several athletic and academic scholarships. He was awarded the distinction of ‘Most Admired CEO’ by Philadelphia Business Journal in 2014.
Believing it a necessary responsibility of a business owner to give back to the community, Bill, along with Robert J. Kistler, Michael T. Piotriwicz, Robert E. Tiffany, and William D. Workman, created the Kistler-Tiffany Foundation in 1985. Over the last three decades, the Foundation has provided more than $3 million dollars and countless hours of service to a wide-variety of charitable organizations throughout the tri-state region from food banks to children’s camps to shelters for victims of domestic abuse. Bill has held many positions of leadership on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, most recently as Vice President.
A devoted family man, Bill has been married to his wife, Jane, for more than 50 years. He counts the fact that his three sons work for the business among his greatest accomplishments. He also delights in his role as “Pop Pop” to his eight grandchildren. An avid sports enthusiast, Bill can be found supporting Philadelphia’s professional teams as well as collegiate basketball teams. He enjoys playing golf, particularly the courses at Applebrook, Whitemarsh Valley, and Hidden Creek, and spending time at his house in Avalon.