GoodWorks Insurance names Russo regional president for west coast operations
GoodWorks Insurance has named Bryan W. Russo regional president and head of its new office in Walnut Creek, Calif. Connecticut-based GoodWorks Insurance recently opened its first office in California and plans to?open additional storefronts in the Golden State and the western U.S. later this year. Russo specializes in employee benefits plans for mid-sized and large employers. A 20-year industry veteran, Russo previously served as a benefits consultant with Lincoln Financial and UNUM in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Steinberg named chief people officer at Zenefits
Zenefits has appointed Beth Steinberg as its chief people officer. She will report to CEO Jay Fulcher and oversee the creation, implementation and ongoing execution of HR policies and practices. As part of Zenefits leadership team, she will guide the firm in workforce strategy, talent development and organization management. Steinberg has held leadership positions at Facebook, BrightRoll (acquired by Yahoo), Sunrun, and Electronic Arts. She has also served at Nike, Hewlett-Packard and Nordstrom. Most recently, she ran her own advisory firm, Mensch Ventures.
Turley elected fellow of American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
Erin Turley, partner in McDermott Will & Emery’s employee benefits practice in Dallas, will be inducted as a Fellow of The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Turley's practice focuses on employee benefits matters and she has experience handling ERISA and employee stock ownership plan issues. She also advises employers on the design, implementation and administration of tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and health and welfare benefit plans. ACEBC is a national professional organization of lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of employee benefits.