Roger Abramson

Roger Abramson

  • General Counsel
  • AmeriFlex

Roger Abramson has been a practicing attorney since 1996 and has specialized in employee benefits law for much of that period. Roger is presently General Counsel for AmeriFlex, a national third-party benefits administrator headquartered in Frisco, TX. Roger received his … Continue reading

Erin Barfels

Erin Barfels

  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • ARAG

ARAG Chief Human Resources Officer Erin Barfels advocates for employees by developing strategies for workforce planning, compensation, benefits, engagement and organizational development that helps drive organizational success. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree with an … Continue reading

Jeff Caldwell

Jeff Caldwell

  • Marketing Director
  • Transamerica Employee Benefits

Jeff Caldwell is the Marketing Director for Transamerica Employee Benefits in Little Rock, Ark. In his role, Caldwell assists with the company’s overall marketing initiatives. He is responsible for competitive intelligence, product development, conferences, and corporate marketing along with overseeing … Continue reading

Jim Christenson, CEBS

Jim Christenson, CEBS

  • Field Vice President
  • Allstate Benefits

Jim has been in the insurance industry for 26 years, 22 of those years in workplace insurance benefits, Section 125 and employee benefits communication. Jim obtained his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from Wharton School at the University of … Continue reading

Tom Gilligan

Tom Gilligan

  • National Sales Manager, Voluntary Benefits Distribution
  • Sun Life Financial U.S.

Tom Gilligan is the National Sales Manager for Voluntary Benefits Distribution with Sun Life Financial U.S. and is responsible for leading and developing the Voluntary Benefits sales team, driving Voluntary sales, and representing the distribution perspective for the organization. Mr. … Continue reading

Peggy Hayes

Peggy Hayes

  • Vice President, Sales and Business Development
  • American Public Life Insurance Company

With more than 22 years experience in the insurance industry, Peggy Hayes has seen the benefits market grow exponentially. Her experience encompasses all levels of sales and management including business development, training and building a nationwide team of brokers and … Continue reading

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Joshua Hilgers

Joshua Hilgers

  • President
  • Health Partners America

Mr. Hilgers is an award winning speaker, author, insurance entrepreneur and one of America’s leading authority on the strategic use of tax and legal structures of benefit plans, private exchanges, and plan design. Since 2007, he’s been pioneering the training … Continue reading

Cliff Kiel

Cliff Kiel

  • Vice President, Channel Management
  • Purchasing Power

Cliff Kiel joined Purchasing Power in August 2012 as VP of Account Management, bringing over 24 years’ experience in client relationship development in the insurance, health and pharmaceuticals industries. Prior to joining Purchasing Power, Cliff was Regional Director, Account Services … Continue reading

Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein

  • Columnist, The Washington Post/Bloomberg; Policy Analyst/Contributor, MSNBC

Ezra Klein is a columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg and oversees “Wonkblog” at The Washington Post. He is a regular contributor and policy analyst for MSNBC where his commentary focuses on as Klein describes it “domestic and economic policy-making, as … Continue reading

Rick Lindquist

Rick Lindquist

  • President
  • Zane Benefits

Rick Lindquist is President of Zane Benefits, Inc., the leader in defined contribution employee health benefits. Zane works with brokers, agents and CPAs to transition clients to defined contribution healthcare solutions. Rick joined Zane in 2007 and was appointed President … Continue reading

Michael A. Martocci

Michael A. Martocci

  • Vice President, Head of Worksite Markets
  • Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Michael Martocci, Head of Worksite Markets has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry with a focus on voluntary benefits, worksite marketing and sales distribution/channel development. Mike leads Guardian’s expansion in the Voluntary/Worksite markets where he is responsible for … Continue reading

Joe Navarro

Joe Navarro

  • Director of Marketing Possibilities
  • Warner Pacific Insurance Services

Making a dent in your universe. Working with and for agents for over 25 years Joe Navarro has the experience of developing unique programs, services and marketing tools for agents selling health insurance. Joe’s current role is Marketing Director for … Continue reading

Mark Parabicoli

Mark Parabicoli

  • Assistant Vice President and Managing Director of Auto and Home Voluntary Benefit Programs
  • Liberty Mutual

Mark Parabicoli has been with Liberty Mutual for 21 years working in the Affinity Marketing and Claims areas. Mark’s current role in the Affinity Marketing department as Assistant Vice President and Managing Director of Auto and Home Voluntary Benefit Programs … Continue reading

Reid Rasmussen

Reid Rasmussen

  • Owner
  • freshbenies

Ex-Canadian. 25 year healthcare veteran. Reform innovator. Coffee addict. Time traveller. Owner: freshbenies. Owner: Benefit Brainstorm. Helps brokers & employers use non-insurance services to balance benefit programs now & in an uncertain future. (yes, I know it says I’m a … Continue reading

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Brian Robertson

Brian Robertson

  • Executive Vice President
  • Fringe Benefit Group

As executive vice president of Fringe Benefit Group, Brian Robertson is dedicated to educating employers and the insurance community about insurance solutions for America’s part-time workforce. Brian is responsible for strategy, product development, sales, marketing and partner relations for Framework, … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum (R-PA)

Rick Santorum (R-PA)

  • Patriot Voices Co-Founder; Former GOP Presidential Candidate; Former U.S. Senator

- Candidate for the 2012 Republican Party Presidential Nomination – United States Senator from Pennsylvania, 1995-2007 – Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, 2001-2006 Rick Santorum is universally recognized as a steadfast leader and defender of the first principles upon which … Continue reading

Barbara Saxton

Barbara Saxton

  • Creator and Founder
  • VBS, LLC

Barbara Saxton, Creator and Founder of VBS, LLC, a leader in voluntary benefits, is well known throughout the industry for her knowledge and intellectual property. Her success caught the eye of HUB International, Inc who recently acquired VBS, LLC now … Continue reading

Karl G. Schoemer

Karl G. Schoemer

  • Founder and President
  • VisionQuest Solutions

Karl founded VisionQuest more than 18 years ago and has worked with thousands of clients in the areas of change leadership. He is a well-recognized speaker and excels in workshop facilitation, coaching and consulting. Karl holds a Master’s Degree in … Continue reading

Danielle Schweiger

Danielle Schweiger

  • Director of New Business Development and Marketing
  • Benefit Innovations, LLP

Danielle Schweiger is the Director of New Business Development and Marketing at Benefit Innovations, LLP located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Besides working to expand the firm’s client base, Danielle is constantly working to find ways to add value to the broker-client … Continue reading