Kelly Whiting

Kelly Whiting, CFA®


Kelly Whiting joined United Capital Rapid City, in 2018 with a passion to help clients achieve their financial and life goals. Since graduating from South Dakota School of Mines in 1989 with a degree in mathematics, his career has exclusively been in the financial services industry, beginning as an actuary for a life insurance company in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2000 Kelly had the opportunity to move back to Rapid City, South Dakota, to work for Assurant, Inc.

Most recently, Kelly held the title of Vice President and Actuary at Assurant. During his nearly 18-year career at Assurant, he led a team responsible for the calculation of over $5 billion in preneed life insurance reserves, which included testing that those reserves were sufficient to meet future obligations to policyowners under several adverse economic scenarios. His work there also included providing senior management with reliable forecasts of business cash flows, profits, and insurance reserves. He is eager to apply his experiences around risk management, forecasting, and financial analysis at United Capital Rapid City. Kelly is a CFA® charterholder.

Living in Rapid City and the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, he has volunteered in the community in various capacities, serving on the United Way of the Black Hills Board, coaching youth softball and volleyball, and through his membership in the Rapid City Cosmopolitan Club. His interests include fishing, golfing, skiing, and attending local athletic events. Kelly is married to Lorie, and they have two daughters, Cate and Tessa.