Formed in 2001, The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE) serves to advise The Council’s leadership on the opportunities and challenges faced by the membership’s employee benefits businesses. CEBE has three primary responsibilities:

  1. Informing and influencing The Council’s benefits policy agenda
  2. Providing perspective on employee benefits market trends and developments to support Council intel provided to the wider membership and industry stakeholders
  3. Steering the ever-evolving annual Employee Benefits Leadership Forum (EBLF)

The CEBE Advisory Committee consists of approximately 30 representatives from member firms who act as a trusted advisory network. The CEBE Chair reports directly to the Board of Directors at least twice a year, sharing market developments and serving as a formal channel of communication between the Board and Committee.

For CEBE Advisory Committee requirements, Download the CEBE Advisory Committee requirements.

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Mike Barone
North American President, Employee Benefits
Hub International Ltd.
Marc Paletta
SVP & COO, Employee Benefits Division
Heffernan Group
Kim Bell
SVP, Health Svcs.
Bradley J. Plummer
Cottingham & Butler, Inc.
Dennis Bishop
Holmes Murphy & Associates, Inc.
Chris Powers
Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits/East Region Practice Leader
Risk Strategies
Kristi Gjellum
Executive Vice President, National Client Experience & Partnership Leader
IMA Financial Group
Jacque Roth CEBE CouncilPAC Co-Chair
Director of Employee Benefits
Bolton & Company
Kate Grangard
Gehring Group, Inc.
Matt Stadler CEBE CouncilPAC Co-Chair
Marsh & McLennan Agency Southwest
Chris Labrecque
President, Employee Benefits Division
Insurance Office of America, Inc.
Rich Stephens
U.S. Chief Broking Officer, Senior Vice President, Health Solutions
Austin Madison
Hub International Mid-South
John Tournet Jr.
Regional President
Steffan Moody
Vice President, Market Leader Central Ohio
Andrea Trudeau
EVP, Founding Principal
ABD Insurance and Financial Services
Andrew Neary
EH&B Practice Leader
Trion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
Richard Twietmeyer
EVP of Sales, Employee Benefits
M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc.
John Nelson
Warner Pacific Insurance Services, Inc.
Andy Vetor
EVP, Employee Benefits
MJ Insurance, Inc.
Kevin Overbey
SEVP & Senior Managing Director
David Wetzler
National Practice Leader, Employee Benefits
Assured SRA/Assured Partners

Active Distinguished Past Chairs

Kerry Finnegan
Senior Partner, Global Business Solutions, Carrier Relations, Placement & Strategy
Mercer Health and Benefits
Robert N. Munao
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Robert J. Klonk
Oswald Companies
Christopher J. Nadeau    
Regional EVP, North Atlantic
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Nancy  M. Mellard           
EVP and Gen. Counsel
CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc.
Jonathan M. Trevisan
SVP, Employee Benefits Practice Leader
McGriff Insurance Services