Employee Benefit Adviser recognizes Rising Stars of 2019

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The 2019 class of Rising Stars in Advising has been selected by the Employee Benefit Adviser editorial team after a month-long process resulting in 20 standout benefits advisers and consultants who are being honored this year. These young advisers span in age from 26 to 35 years old, and represent a new generation of leaders from around the country who are tackling the issues of wellness, healthcare and new benefits offerings with new perspectives.

Listed in alphabetical order below, here is this year’s class of Rising Stars:

· Christopher Caldari, 26, Corporate Synergies
· Michael Clark, 27, Oswald Companies

· Meredith Colbert, 34, Alliant Insurance Services
· Ben Conner, 34, Conner Insurance
· Joe DeBello, 32, Chepenik Financial
· Matt Hansell, 28, BHH Benefits
· Michael Hart, 35, American Fidelity
· Nick Hendricks, 31, The Benefit Company
· Amy Kinsman, 27, Cafaro Greenleaf
· Edwige Ligonde, 33, Nielsen Benefits Group
· Jessica McCool, 29, NFP
· Joe McGinty, 32, Ideal Benefits Group
· James McMillan, 32, BHC Insurance
· Marcos Morales, 34, Gallagher
· Megan Runci, 29, Hodges-Mace
· Danielle Schweiger, 30, Gregory & Appel Insurance
· Scott Sherman, 33, Gallagher
· Dane Thorwaldson, 33, Gallagher
· Derek Winn, 35, The Business Benefits Group
Chris Wolpert, 35, Group Benefit Solutions

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