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Bill Ashley, CEO of Allied National
Bill has 40+ years of business leadership with Allied National, a third-party health insurance claims administrator and group health plan program manager. Bill is a recognized authority on medical underwriting, networks, claims administration, insurance marketing, medical stop loss and insurance technology platforms.
DAVID BERMAN PHOTO HERE
David Berman, Senior Account Executive of Assured Partners
A broker with Assured Partners, Dave is a long standing member of the National Association of Health Underwriters who has fully embraced these new concepts and ideas. Dave will bring the brokers perspective to these concepts.
JEFF BERNHARD PHOTO HERE
JEFF BERNHARD BIOGRAPHY HERE
Billy Bridwell, Vice President of Employee Benefits Keystone Insurers Group
Billy Bridwell is the Vice President of the Keystone Insurance & Benefits Group which is the benefits division of Keystone Insurers Group. Billy is responsible for growth of the benefits division in all nine Keystone states. Additional responsibilities include building infrastructure across a multi-state platform, establishing a dynamic sales team focused on new business production, further enhancing the account management team responsible for client retention and working with key accounts in the mid-market and large market sector.
Billy graduated in 2001 from Indiana University with a B.S. in Marketing and has over 19 years of experience in the benefits insurance industry. Additionally, Billy has served on multiple insurance company Agent Advisory Boards and Advisory Council’s. He is a past President of the local chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters. Billy enjoys golf, boating, water skiing, snow skiing and competing athletically in other sports and adventures. Billy and his wife have been married for 16 years and enjoy spending time with their two sons.
Megan Chiarello, National Vanguard Chair and President of Grassetto Creative
Megan Chiarello is a marketing-enthusiast, social selling evangelist, brand ambassador and corporate storyteller. She began her career at a media and events organization for the employee benefits industry, where she experienced accelerated growth as a strategy and engagement leader for record sales, interactive program design and successful event management.
Prior to founding Grassetto Creative, Megan was a principal at P3 Workplace Solutions where she still serves as investor, advisor and principal. Megan also led the marketing strategy for a leading benefits technology organization. As the marketing manager and summit director, she helped accelerate lead generation, improve client engagement and orchestrate the launch of two new products to the market. At the height of ACA momentum, she worked with senior executives to initiate a product roll-out and awareness campaign for significant company growth. During her time on the management team, the organization completed a highly successful acquisition.
At Grassetto Creative, Megan heads up all social selling marketing initiatives (and implements the method to her madness) including brand awareness, product positioning, campaign execution, client advocacy and overall go-to-market strategy. She collaborates on key partnerships and additional service offerings to drive new business.
Megan graduated from the University of North Florida with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a double minor in Communications and English. She is the Vanguard Council chair for the National Association of Health Underwriters, enjoys writing in her spare time and gets her inspiration from the bottom of a Starbucks cup.
DAVID CONTORNO PHOTO HERE
DAVID CONTORNO BIOGRAPHY HERE
Kevin Curran, Founding Partner of Employee Benefits Subject Matter Experts, LLC
Kevin Curran is the founding partner at EBSME, LLC (Employee Benefits Subject Matter Experts). EBSME works closely with partner brokerages to develop and execute best-in-class ancillary benefit consultations and strategies. This approach to Ancillary Optimization involves a series of tactical changes to the RFP workflow, a value-based & client-specific presentation that addresses planning issues above and beyond the traditional approach to group insurance. This method has helped EBSME Partner Brokerages close over 70% of new business opportunities they send to market. Prior to EBSME, Kevin worked for a large regional broker/TPA and a top-five life & disability insurer. He served on the board of the Baltimore Association of Health Underwriters and Maryland Association of Health Underwriters. He is a graduate of Salisbury University.
MARK DAVENPORT PHOTO HERE
MARK DAVENPORT BIOGRAPHY HERE
GREGORY EVERETT PHOTO HERE
Gregory Everett, President and CEO of Payor Compass
Greg is a subject matter expert on reference-based pricing. His company, Payer Compass, offers reference-based pricing solutions to hundreds of self-funded employers across the country.
Andrew Flanagan, Broker Partnership Director at hCentive
Andrew is a current member of NAHU with 10+ years in the employee benefit space working with payers such as MetLife and Humana. He has worked with national, regional and local brokers on products such as major medical, wellness, population health, ancillary, worksite and voluntary benefits. Prior to joining hCentive Andrew was working at Salesforce.com collaborating with medical & ancillary carriers to develop technology platforms for brokers, employers and employees.
HARLEY GORDON PHOTO HERE
HARLEY GORDON BIOGRAPHY HERE
MARC GROSSMAN PHOTO HERE
MARC GROSSMAN BIOGRAPHY HERE
CRISTY GUPTON PHOTO HERE
CRISTY GUPTON BIOGRAPHY HERE
BILL HEPSCHER PHOTO HERE
BILL HEPSCHER BIOGRAPHY HERE
JON JABLON PHOTO HERE
JON JABLON BIOGRAPHY HERE
Dr. Karen Keller, CEO and Founder of Keller Influence Institute™
Internationally recognized influence expert, Dr. Karen Keller, has discovered a new way to grow your leadership, team, and communication ability – through influence. Dr. Keller, a clinical psychologist and Master Certified Coach, is founder and CEO of the Keller Influence Institute™ focusing on influence assessment, training, and research. Specializing in human behavior, she has spent her career studying, researching, and developing the Art of Becoming Influential.
Dr. Keller is the creator of the Keller Influence Indicator® (KII®) assessment, the only scientifically validated assessment in the world, measuring the Seven Influence Traits®. According to Mary Foley, former corporate trainer at AOL, “The KII® is the Fitbit® of Influence.” The KII® Program is used by organizations around the globe to build their market presence and bring significant value to the business world.
Dr. Keller recently published her Amazon #1 Best Selling book, Influence: What’s the Missing Piece? revealing the keys to influence and the piece that has been missing ever since Dale Carnegie wrote his classic influence primer. Everyone is born with the traits needed to be influential. The secret is knowing what those traits are, where you currently stand in leveraging those traits, and discovering how to maximize your own unique influence potential.
SEAN KELLEY PHOTO HERE
SEAN KELLEY BIOGRAPHY HERE
Jim King, Owner and Wealth Manager at Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC
Jim King, CPA, CFP®, is an owner and wealth manager at Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC, where he leads the commercial insurance professionals practice group. He uses his understanding of the insurance industry to help insurance professionals maximize their prime earning years, develop a discipline around saving those earnings and put a plan in place to best utilize assets.
A board member of the Downtown Chicago Association of Health Underwriters (CHAHU), Jim has been named a “Five Star Wealth Manager” by Chicago Magazine. He has contributed his financial planning insights to trade publications such as Investment News, Financial Planning Magazine and Independent Agent. Before joining BDF, Jim worked as a tax accountant at a Chicago-area public accounting firm and consulted in the area of business process improvement at a Big Four accounting firm. He holds a BA from Augustana College.
KAREN KIRKPATRICK PHOTO HERE
KAREN KIRKPATRICK BIOGRAPHY HERE
AL LEWIS PHOTO HERE
AL LEWIS BIOGRAPHY HERE
Matt Masone, Partner of Employee Benefits Subject Matter Experts, LLC
Matt Masone joined EBSME, LLC as a partner in 2016. Prior to EBSME, Matt worked as a carrier representative for 17 years developing solutions for life, disability, dental, vision, and voluntary benefit programs. He is a past president of the Greater Washington Association of Health Underwriters and served on the board of the Maryland Association of Health Underwriters. Matt is a graduate of Boston College.
DANIEL R. MEYLAN PHOTO HERE
Daniel R. Meylan, National Sales Director of Allied National
Dan has 45 years of insurance sales and executive management experience at the agency and carrier level. Dan is a regular presenter at state and local NAHU meetings on affordable health care solutions.
Dan Rashke, Chief Executive and Owner of TASC
Dan has worked in the tax-advantaged employee benefit field since 1983 and in 1995 was named TASC CEO. Under his leadership, TASC has become the nation’s largest privately held third-party administrator. With nearly 900 employees across the U.S., TASC is recognized as one of the top five national third-party administrators of employee benefit plans.
In addition to leading the business side of TASC, Dan inspires a deep culture of philanthropy and giving back in TASC employees and the community through TASC Cares, the internal philanthropic side of TASC. To encourage giving and volunteerism, Dan has introduced innovative benefits to TASC employees, including paid time off for volunteering and the GiveBack workplace giving platform.
In 2015, Dan was named one of the HealthCare Consumerism Superstars and Industry Innovator Awards winners, recognized as a finalist in the Annual Golden Bridge Awards® for Chief Executive of the Year, and listed as one of the 25 most influential people in Madison, Wisconsin, by Madison’s In Business magazine. In the past, Dan has been honored through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Program, won Madison Magazine's Brian Howell Excellence in Innovation Award, and was recognized by the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau Torch Award Program for ethics and integrity.
Dan is a current member of the Board of Directors for State Bank of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, and Kiio, a technology business focused on the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of objective measurement and tracking devices for rehabilitation and physical therapy. He has also served as the 2015 Campaign Chair of the United Way of Dane County, on the American Family Children’s Hospital Development Partners Advisor Board, and on the Meriter Hospital and Meriter Health Services Board of Directors.
RUSSO/CALLENDER PHOTO HERE
RUSSO/CALLENDER BIOGRAPHY HERE
JOSH UMBHER PHOTO HERE
Dr. Josh Umbher, Founder of Atlas MD
Josh is the founder of Atlas MD, a Wichita-based Direct Primary Care practice. Dr. Umbher has been a pioneer in the DPC movement helping over 500 DPC practices to be launched across the country. Atlas MD offers a proprietary operations platform for DPC practices. Dr. Umbher is a regular guest with Sean Hannity on Fox News and is a frequent speaker at local regional and national conferences.
CHRISTOPHER YARN BIOGRAPHY HERE
Barbara Zabawa, Attorney for the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC, and Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Health Services, Department of Health Services Administration
Barbara J. Zabawa is a clinical assistant professor for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Health Sciences, Department of Health Services Administration, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health law and compliance, US health care delivery and health professions career development. Barbara also owns the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC a law firm dedicated to improving legal access and compliance for the health and wellness industries.
Barbara is lead author of the book Rule the Rules on Workplace Wellness Programs, published by the American Bar Association. She is a frequent writer and speaker on health and wellness law topics, having presented for national organizations such as WELCOA, National Wellness Institute, HPLive, Healthstat University and HERO. Barbara has a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and an MPH degree from the University of Michigan.