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Why Join The Council?

The Council provides the programs and professional opportunities that advance our members' businesses and grow their bottom lines.

Just as you do for your clients, we prove our worth every day:

  • Networking
  • Advocacy
  • Business Intelligence

Past, Present & Future

The Council is 100 years old this year. To pay tribute, we’ve launched, an interactive microsite. 

 CIAB100 screenshot 

Celebrate with us by diving in, clicking on the boxes and learning about The Council’s transformation over the years.


The Council of Employee Benefits Executives 


Timothy J. Byrne
M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc.


Vice Chair

Nancy Mellard
CBIZ Employee Services Division




Mitchell Andrews
The Plexus Groupe

J. Michael Brewer
Lockton Benefit Group

Adam Bruckman 
Digital Insurance

Peter Cella
Beere & Purves Inc.

Kerry B. Drake 
BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.

Kerry Finnegan
Mercer Health and Benefits

Samuel Fleet
AmWins Group Benefits/NEBCO

Dan Gowen
Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Maria Harshbarger
Aon Hewitt

Lisa G. Hawker
Hylant Group

Thomas E. Hughes
InterWest Insurance Services, Inc.

Robert J. Kuelzow
Rose and Kiernan, Inc.

Randolph W. McGann, Jr.
BB&T Insurance Services


Kyle Moss
McQueary Henry Bowles Troy, L.L.P.

David O. Oberkircher
TRION, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

Kenneth R. Olson
The Horton Group

J. Scott Penny
Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brad Plummer
Cottingham & Butler, Inc.

Shawn P. Pynes
Barney & Barney, LLC

Elizabeth Smith
Assurance Agency, Ltd.

Jonathan M. Trevisan

Anita Verheul
William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Harold W. Wells, IV
Harold W. Wells & Son

Jennifer Walsh
Woodruff-Sawyer & co.

Steven S. Williams
Heffernan Insurance Brokers

David M. Ziegler
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.

Distinguished Past Chairs

Serving as Ex Officios on CEBE Board


2011-2013 Chair
Robert Klonk
Oswald Companies

2010-2011 Chair
Charles Rosson

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

2009-2010 Chair
Dennis M. Donahue
HUB International Midwest Limited

2007-2009 Chair
Christopher Nadeau
William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc.

2005-2007 Chair
Michael A. Paschke
Brown & Brown Inc.

2003-2005 Chair
Charles J. Falvey
Corporate Synergies Group Inc.

Founding Chair, 2001-2003
Robert M. Munao
Thesco Benefits



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