August 8, 2016
As our most recently appointed Regional Sales Director for the Northeast Region, Katie’s new responsibilities include sustaining current client, agent, and partner relationships, plus expanding our services to new customers in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire.
Katie earned a B.A in English from Central Connecticut State University and comes to First Nonprofit Group with 15 years of experience effectively supporting insurance providers in customer service, claims, and marketing. She has solid familiarity working with the AmTrust network and other insurance agents/brokers in an effort to strengthen their ability to successfully serve a variety of business and nonprofit customers. Her understanding of the needs and trends in the marketplace is a consequence of years actively interacting with a variety of customers and potential customers. Her commitment to achievement is reflected in her years as an effective manager of a sales team dedicated to bringing the highest benefit to their customers.
Best of all, Katie’s enthusiasm to positively serve and improve nonprofit organizations is fully evident in her own energetic life. “I’ve been heavily involved with Marc Community Resources, a local nonprofit in CT that provides services for children and adults with disabilities. We just had our annual wine tasting fundraiser in June and were fortunate enough to raise more money than ever.”
Katie is also a mother of two very active children, Hunter (16) and Cody (9), plus a Jack Russell/Basset Hound mix named Chug. When “spare time” comes available she loves to golf, read, swim, camp, hike, kayak, travel, and is an avid Patriots fan. She aspires to be the best Mom, the best advocate for First Nonprofit Group, and to make a positive impact for the nonprofit community!
Do you know a nonprofit, governmental or tribal entity that could benefit from Katie’s expertise and enthusiasm in addition to First Nonprofit Group’s successful unemployment programs in the Northeast Region? Reach out to Katie directly at KSimmons@firstnonprofit.com or by phone at 860-571-3189.
Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.
Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.
It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios.
NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.
Visually Impaired Preschool Services has been a client of First Non-Profit since it was first offered as a benefit of VisionServe Alliance. We completed a thorough evaluation of cash savings to our agency before taking advantage of this wonderful benefit and it has been a very wise decision. Our experience with the processes from accounting to claims have been professional, expeditious and easy.
Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!
First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.
The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.