What You'll Get

 

 

Networking

Innovation

Cost Saving Strategies

Helping Employers Innovate To Keep Up With The Changing Times

The annual Benefits Forum & Expo offers a one-stop shop for insights into the best benefits strategies and tools available, along with great opportunities to learn, meet with your peers and get a fresh approach to the challenges in 2016 and beyond.

This year's Benefits Forum & Expo will focus on digital innovations, wearable technology for wellness, plus best practices from employers large and small, as well as the knowledge and tools from the industry experts to learn how to survive and thrive.

 

Event Overview

Tracks

 



Expand your network by connecting with your peers


Keynote Speakers

 

Barry Cross

Senior Director, Benefits, Compensation and Retirement, Michelin

Kevin Kruse

Serial Entrepreneur and Bestselling Author

Matthew Owenby

SVP; Chief Human Resources Officer, AFLAC

Jill Personett

Sr. Director of Benefit Design and Strategy, Comcast

Lisa Suennen

Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie Consulting LLC

Driving The Future Of Employee Benefits

 

Featured Speakers

 

 

Roger Abramson

Roger Abramson

General Counsel, Ameriflex

Oron Afek

Oron Afek

Co-Founder, BookMD

Shannon Anglin

Shannon Anglin

VP, Total Rewards, Pilot Flying J

Alex Assaley

Alex Assaley

Managing Principal, Retirement Services, LLC

Steven Auerbach

Steven Auerbach

CEO, Alegeus

 

Carrie Barth

Carrie Barth

Solutions Consultant, HR Technology & Outsourcing Practice, Lockton Companies

Brian Berchtold

Brian Berchtold

Vice President Sales & Marketing, hubbub health

Sherri Bockhorst

Sherri Bockhorst

Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson

Holly Boeke

Holly Boeke

Manager, Health and Welfare Plans, Vectren Corporation

Wayne Bogosian

Wayne Bogosian

Founder, President & Managing Director, PFE Advisors, Inc.

 

Will Bondurant

Will Bondurant

Director, Product Marketing, Castlight Health

Chris Boyce

Chris Boyce

CEO, Virgin Pulse

Laura Bruck

Laura Bruck

VP Marketing and Solution Strategy, EZShield

April Consulo

April Consulo

Vacation Benefits Specialist, ROVIA

Chris Chan

Chris Chan

Innovation Imagineer, Health Innovation LABS, Mercer

 

Michelle Clark

Michelle Clark

Health and Performance Director, Central Region, HUB International

Tom Clark

Tom Clark

Of Counsel, The Wagner Law Group

Tracy Clemente

Tracy Clemente

Benefits Manager, Chegg

Maggie Crutchfield

Maggie Crutchfield

Benefits Manager, So Others Might Eat (SOME)

Jody Dietel

Jody Dietel

Chief Compliance Officer, WageWorks, Inc.

 

John Capobianco

John Capobianco

President and CMO, HCIactive

Erica Cardova, JD

Erica Cardova, JD

VP, Legal Counsel, Digital Insurance

Anita Chamblee

Anita Chamblee

Director of Human Resources, Associated Wholesale Grocers

Ernie Clevenger

Ernie Clevenger

President, Self-Insurance Institute of America

Barry Cross

Barry Cross

Senior Director, Total Rewards Benefits, Compensation and Retirement, Michelin North America

 

Kay Curling

Kay Curling

SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Salient CRGT

Joe Donlan

Joe Donlan

SVP, Segment Leader - Broker Business, Connecture

Christine Durkee

Christine Durkee

VP, Human Resources Operations, BJís Wholesale Club, Inc.

Jeffrey Eck

Jeffrey Eck

Compensation and Benefits Manager, Nashville Electric Service

Christine Evans

Christine Evans

Senior Director, B2B Marketing, Fitbit Group Health

 

Christine Fritz

Christine Fritz

Wellness Manager, Manatee County Government

Jared Fryksdale

Jared Fryksdale

Manager, Total Rewards, Echo Global Logistics

W. Butler Gates

W. Butler Gates

Senior Marketing Consultant, Access Health

William Giaconia

William Giaconia

VP, Healthcare Strategy, ADP

David Godofsky

David Godofsky

Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

 

Shawn Gulyas

Shawn Gulyas

VP, Human Resources, La Macchia Enterprises (LME)

Ross Guttler

Ross Guttler

Senior Director, Business Development, Delos

Mickey Hall

Mickey Hall

Deputy Director, Wilson County Board of Education

Betsy Harrison

Betsy Harrison

Director of Benefits, Relationship Management, North America, PepsiCo

Jesse Hercules

Jesse Hercules

President, Extracon Science LLC

 

David Hines

David Hines

Director of Employee Benefits, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Gerry Hollis

Gerry Hollis

Director, Business Development, Blooom

Robin Hope

Robin Hope

HR Director, Haag Engineering Co.

Ann Mond Johnson

Ann Mond Johnson

CEO, Zest Health

Tricia Kendall

Tricia Kendall

VP, Healthcare Business, Jenny Craig

 

Wendy King

Wendy King

Director of Health & Performance, HUB International

Jeffrey Kowalczyk

Jeffrey Kowalczyk

Senior Investment Consultant, Lowery Asset Consulting, LLC

Craig Lack

Craig Lack

CEO, ENERGI

Stephanie Laws

Stephanie Laws

EVP, and Chief Adminsitrative Officer, Crescent Bank

Abbie Leibowitz, M.D.

Abbie Leibowitz, M.D.

Co-President and CMO, Health Advocate

 

Cynthia Loh

Cynthia Loh

General Manager, Betterment for Business

Matt Loper

Matt Loper

CEO, Wellth

Deborah Macchia

Deborah Macchia

Executive Director, Global Benefits & Wellness Programs, ITT Corporation

Suzy Mason

Suzy Mason

Manager, HR and Wellness, Connectivity Wireless

Scott Matthews

Scott Matthews

Independent Healthcare Benefits Product Marketing, Consultant

 

Stephen McCaffrey

Stephen McCaffrey

Senior Counsel, National Grid U.S.

Kevin McKechnie

Kevin McKechnie

Executive Director, The HSA Council of the American Banking Association

Brendon McQueen

Brendon McQueen

CEO & Founder, Tuition.io

Emily Meyer

Emily Meyer

Senior Associate, King & Spalding

Angela Murphy

Angela Murphy

COO, EZShield

 

Tony Murray

Tony Murray

HR Director, Diamond B Construction Co, LLC

Wayne Nemath

Wayne Nemath

Benefits Manager, Knoll, Inc.,

Pamela Newbold

Pamela Newbold

Director, Human Resources & Staff Development, University of Mount Union

Michael O'Neil

Michael O'Neil

SVP, Healthcare Bluebook

Mary Jane Osmick, MD

Mary Jane Osmick, MD

VP, Medical Director, for Medical Services Department, American Specialty Health (ASH)

 

Dave Osterndorf

Dave Osterndorf

Partner and Chief Actuary, Health Exchange Resources

Carol Ann Parker

Carol Ann Parker

Director, Compensation and Benefits, Childrenís National Health System

Mary Catherine Person

Mary Catherine Person

President, HealthSCOPE Benefits

Jeffrey Petrone

Jeffrey Petrone

Managing Director, SageView

Angie Pruitt

Angie Pruitt

Manager, Compensation & Benefits, The General

 

Jim Pursley

Jim Pursley

Chief Commercial Officer, Livongo

Nate Randall

Nate Randall

Founder and President, Ursa Major Consulting

Nancy Reardon

Nancy Reardon

Chief Product officer, Maestro Health

Mike Reha

Mike Reha

Vice President of Product Development, EPIC Hearing Healthcare

Margie Rodino

Margie Rodino

Chief Talent Officer, Sloan

 

Jeff Ruby

Jeff Ruby

Founder and CEO, Newtopia Inc.

Sandra Sakaida

Sandra Sakaida

Director of Benefits, The Cheesecake Factory

Akshay Saluja

Akshay Saluja

SVP, SilverSkills

Leah Sardiga

Leah Sardiga

Consulting Actuary, Bryan Pendleton Swats & McAllister, a Wells Fargo Company

Mary Schafer

Mary Schafer

VP, Strategic Advisory Services, ADP, Inc.

 

Kevin Schlotman

Kevin Schlotman

VP, Employee Benefits, Benovation

Jason Sheffield, JD

Jason Sheffield, JD

National Legal & Research Group, Willis Towers Watson

Jay Silverstein

Jay Silverstein

Chief Executive Officer, Picwell

Mark Singer

Mark Singer

President & Founder, Financial Literacy Toolbox

Michelle Spehr

Michelle Spehr

Health and Wellness Consultant, The Benefit Services Group, Inc.

 

Jennifer Spock

Jennifer Spock

Manager, Americas Benefits, Bain & Company

Kim Stroud

Kim Stroud

Employee Health Benefits Manager, Manatee County Government

Rob Thurston

Rob Thurston

President, HR Consulting Group, Inc.

Joe Williams

Joe Williams

Director of Employee Benefits and Programs, NC State University

Elaine Wood

Elaine Wood

Director of Business Services, Lake Havasu Unified School District #1

 

Bart Yancey

Bart Yancey

Co-Founder and CEO, DirectPath

Benny Yiu

Benny Yiu

CEO, Ziero Finance

Patricia A Zirm

Patricia A Zirm

Senior Director, Cleveland Clinic, Health Systems Employee Health Plan(s)



Your Benefits Forum Roadmap

Schedule at a Glance

 

September 28

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshops
1:15 p.m. Keynotes & General Sessions
2:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m. EBN Live
4:00 p.m. Keynote & General Sessions
5:15 p.m. Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

September 29

6:30 a.m. Fun Run/Walk
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens & Coffee
8:25 a.m. Keynote
9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:35 p.m. Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

September 30

7:15 a.m. Morning Workout
7:15 a.m. Registration Opens & Coffee
8:15 a.m. Keynote
9:00 a.m. Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:35 a.m. Conference Concludes


Plan Your Stay

 

 


Benefits Forum & Expo 2016 is located in Nashville, TN at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Click here for booking information.


FAQS

 

 

What is Benefits Forum & Expo?

Benefits Forum & Expo is the leading benefits gathering for employers from both large and small companies across the U.S., insurance careers and other benefits professionals to discuss trends, share best practices, insights and innovative ideas.

Who will attend?

More than 700 employers, insurance careers and other benefits professionals attend every year.

Who are the creators of the event?

Benefits Forum & Expo is brought to you by SourceMedia, publishers of Employee Benefit News, Employee Benefit Adviser, and a number of other insurance and financial services industry publications.

When and Where?

Benefits Forum & Expo will be held September 28-30 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN.

How can I register to attend?

Click here for registration information.

Want to talk to a real person?

Call Sejiro Agosa at (212) 803-8388 or Vernesa Merdanovic at (212) 803-8393

Whom do I contact about sponsorship?

For information about sponsoring or exhibiting at Benefits Forum & Expo please contact Michael Flynn at 480-754-9049 or Michael.Flynn@sourcemedia.com.

Whom do I contact about speaking?

Please reach out to Nadine Cunningham at (212) 803-6071 or Nadine.Cunningham@sourcemedia.com.

Whom do I contact about Press or Partnership Opportunities?

Please reach out to Sasha Burgansky at 212-803-6097 or alexandra.burgansky@sourcemedia.com.

September 28 - 30, 2016, Nashville, TN

 

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