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Workplace Benefits Association Advisory Board

Workplace Benefits Association Advisory Board

  • President, Workplace Benefits Association Advisory Board
    Daniel Freund, CFP, ChFC, CLU President Common Census, Inc.

  • 1st President-Elect, Conference Chair
    John Mason

  • 2nd President-Elect, Strategic Development/Industry Liaisons Chair
    Valerie Cyr, Senior Executive, Voluntary Benefits/Worksite Marketing Enrollment

  • 3rd President-Elect, Membership/Member Services Chair
    Rob J. Thurston, President, HR Consulting Group, Inc

  • 4th President-Elect, Technology/Training Chair
    Donald A. Rowe, Vice President, Employee Benefits, Legal Club of America

Former Association Presidents

  • Wes Aikin, President, Benefits Marketing Association; Vice President, National Worksite Partners
  • Warren Benoit, President, Benoit & Associates
  • James Christenson
  • Jeff Grabiak, President, Worksite Benefits, Inc.
  • Marty Jones, Regional Director, Benefits Technologies
  • Jack Kwicien, Managing Partner, Daymark Capital Advisors,
  • William L. Lachapelle, President, Association Benefits
  • Jeffrey J. Morgan, Sr. Business Development Manager, Beazley Group,
  • Jim Ouimet, MBA, CES - President, James Consulting Group
  • JoDelle Roberts, President, JD Administrative Services
  • Joseph Ryncavage, President, Complete Brokerage LLC
  • Robert S. Shestack, WBC, Managing Director, National Sales Leader | Employer Benefits Business, Marsh U.S. Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc.
  • Debra Waldman, CES - President, Waldman Insurance Services


  • Dennis Arizin, Senior Vice President, Towers Watson
  • Chris Bernadine, Second Vice President Broker Division, Aflac Inc.
  • Brenton Burgess
  • Debra Cecil, Manager Product & Marketing Dev. Unum
  • Arthur Dammers, Voluntary Business Development Director, WellPoint, Inc.
  • Raymond A. DiDia, CEO, The Team Solution,
  • Steven M. Eisenberg, Vice President, Voluntary Benefits, NE Practice Leader Lockton Companies,
  • Steve Farish, SVP Integrated Benefit Solutions, Wells Fargo
  • Frank Fimmano, Consultant, AON / Hewit
  • F. Michael Fitzpatrick , Regional Marketing Director, NE Region, Impact Enrollment solutions
  • Robert Frary, President, AllynJoyce, LLC
  • Pat Galla, President, Enroller Resource Center
  • TJ Gibb, Vice President, National Practice Leader, Humana Specialty Benefits
  • Nelson Griswold, President, Cross Sell-Solutions
  • Jimmy Hersman, Senior VP Strategic Partners, IMA Inc
  • Ken Holderbaum III, Managing Partner, Key Benefit Resources
  • Scott Hofstedt, Vice President, Voluntary Market Solutions, UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits
  • John Joseph Sr., Chairman, John Joseph Insurance Services
  • Larry Kropp, Regional Vice President, Transamerica Worksite Marketing
  • Dawn Maahs, Regional Sales Manager, Purchasing Power
  • Wayne Mertel, Vice President, Integrated Benefits
  • Harold McKeever, Vice President Sales, Continental American Insurance Company
  • Phil McKelvey, President, Voluntary Benefits Specialists, LLC
  • Dan McNeill, Specialty Benefit Sales, Talus Brokerage Services
  • Jeff Morgan, Assistant Regional Manager, ING
  • Ginger Panepinto, Implementation Director, MetLife Resources
  • Dan Robinson, President, Advanced Voluntary Concepts Inc.
  • Carol S. Rosenblatt, Senior Vice President, The Farmington Company
  • Donald A. Rowe, Vice President, Employee Benefits, Legal Club of America
  • David Sherman, Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader, Sun Life Financial
  • Ryann M. Smith, LutherSales – National Account Manager,
  • Ronald Stone, President, The Comprehensive Companies
  • Peter Tillson, Vice President, Worksite Marketing, Boston Mutual
  • Deborah Wolfe

Associate Advisory Board Members

  • Julie M. Bahnick, Trion™ A Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC Company,
  • James Callan, Senior Vice President, Employee Benefit News / Employee Benefit Adviser / SourceMedia,
  • Brittnee Luke, Account Executive, Benefit Technologies,
  • Michael A. Martocci, 2nd Vice President, Head of Worksite Markets,
  • Jillian Mondaca, Manager, Enrollment Campaign Group Insurance,
  • Tyson Price
  • Ryan J. Walsh, COO, Common Census, Inc.,

Emeritus Honorees

  • Alan Anderson
  • Vincent DiBenedetto, CEO, Coverdell
  • Miles Brandon, Global Benefits
  • Mike Castle, President, Beneport
  • Patrick Coughlan, (Deceased)
  • John Ferguson, President, Waldron Communications
  • Ted Ferry
  • Denis Fuller, CES, Director, Product Resources, KMG Marketing Group
  • Wm Colin Gretz, ID Theft Assist
  • Dave James, President, Financial & Insurance Services
  • Mark Keck, President, Hammerman & Gainer Inc.
  • Sylvia Knight
  • Jason B. Krouse, JD, Vice President, USI
  • David M. Moore Sr., CLU, ChFC, President, Capital Insurance Agency
  • Joan Rhodes, Employee Benefit Specialists
  • Pat Small
  • Le Phan, Managing Partner, Strategic Benefit Solutions,
  • Phyllis L. Stoll, President, Benefit Services Group, Inc.
  • Albert F. Smith, Sr., President, A.F. Smith & Associates, Inc.
  • Lorraine Strickland, President and CEO Fringe Benefits Management Company
  • Susan Watts
  • Kerrie Young, Marketing Consultant, CRAVE Marketing LLC