Slideshow 2016 in review: EBA Rising Stars in Advising

Published
  • December 23 2016, 10:10am EST

Overview

There’s a lot of talk among preceding generations about how millennials — now the largest employed population in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census Bureau — are impacting the workplace. But employers don’t often hear from the youngest working generation themselves. EBA’s 2016 Rising Stars in Advising — 10 industry standouts age 24-34 — are incorporating that valuable firsthand perspective into their role as benefit advisers, and changing the scope of the profession in the process.

EBA’s 10 Rising Stars, chosen by our editors during a month-long online nomination process and listed in alphabetical order, share how young advisers are shaping the field through fresh outlooks on technology, communications and more.

Scott Brown, 34

Managing Director, Healthcare
Accenture
Chicago

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Annie Durkin, 24

Director of Sales & Business Development
benefitsContinuum, Inc.
New York City

Michael Grindem, 33

President
Great Lakes Insurance Advisors
Detroit

Anja Harmon, 30

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits
HUB International Midwest East
Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Vince Maromonte, 28

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Manager
The HDH Group, Inc., a HUB International Company
Pittsburgh

Sarah Martin, 33

Vice President
Lockton Companies
Kansas City, Mo.

Matt McGuirk, 30

Benefits Adviser
The LBL Group
Santa Ana, Calif.

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Mark Minner, 25

Managing Director
FirstPerson
Indianapolis

Bill Pragalz, 34

Principal Partner and Consultant
360 Benefits LLC
Chicago

Jon Taylor, 34

Managing Director
AssuredPartners NL
Charleston, S.C.