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The following individuals have expressed an interest in speaking at Michigan SHRM events, including local chapter meetings. As a chapter leader, please contact the speaker directly to learn more about their availability.

Brian Coté, CEO

Brian Coté, with over 20 years of experience in the medical and healthcare profession, brings a wealth of practical understanding and familiarity to the health insurance world. As a state licensed health care consultant, Brian has become a sought after benefit consultant and speaker for many businesses and professional organizations and recognized as the top/most relevant educator.

Over the past 20 years, Brian has built a successful, full-service employee benefits firm, one of the few dually licensed agencies and third party administrators in Michigan. With the help of over 100 employees, 44North (formerly CIC Benefit Consulting Group) has formally been recognized as a leading state agency for Blue Cross Blue Shield, in addition to partnering with many other major carriers offered in Michigan.

44North manages the benefit needs of over 400 groups throughout the state, including over 100 public sector groups (schools, counties, etc.). The agency continues to see consistent growth year-after-year and by inviting Brian to one your future group events valuable insight will be gained through his shared wisdom. In addition, Brian’s diverse background in healthcare, along with business and human resources, range from working with Mayo Healthcare Systems in Rochester, Minnesota to working with Fortune 500 companies such as Dow Chemical.

2016 has been a big year for Brian and 44North. Brian was recently awarded top principal by United Benefit Advisors (the top 150 leading independent healthcare agencies in the country), while 44North received both the Governor’s Fitness Award for Healthy Workplace and one of the 101 Best and Brightest Business to work for in West Michigan.


1406 N Mitchell Street Cadillac, MI 49601

Phone: (855) 306-1099


Who should you contact for more information about the MISHRM Resource Partner Program or Speaker Bureau?

Gregg Pranger 248.948.5651 
James Reid 248.351.7060

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MISHRM Mailing Address:

c/o Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
P.O. Box 99463

Troy, Michigan 48099
(844) 4MI-SHRM

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