After starting his career as a secondary education teacher and coach, Kerry’s path took a new direction when he formed Baugher Financial & Associates in 1988. After 27 years of growing Baugher Financial into one of the largest employee benefit firms in Central and Southern Illinois, the desire to continue enhancing the client experience led Kerry to joining Cornerstone in the winter of 2015.

As an employee benefits broker and consultant with the Cornerstone Insurance Group, Kerry consults with employers across all industries to provide boutique service and premier employee benefit strategies, while controlling cost and maximizing return on this ever-important investment. With a significant client base in the public sector, he works with organizations on strategic funding arrangements, Department of Labor guidelines, PPACA regulations and employee engagement, with special expertise in working with collective bargaining units.

Kerry is also actively involved with the Edwardsville YMCA and the Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville women’s softball team.