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Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Amy Whipple
Phone: 248-688-3299

BDO is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 65 offices and over 700 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 88,000 people working out of more than 1,600 offices across 167 countries and territories. In Michigan, BDO has over 600 employees and 200 CPAs. The firm’s offices are located in Troy, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

BDO's industry focus is part of who we are and how we serve our clients and has been for over a century. We demonstrate our experience through knowledgeable professionals, relevant client work and participation in the industries we serve. Whether in the field with our clients – from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico to manufacturing plants around the world, authoring articles on salient issues, speaking at industry conferences, or commenting on breaking news, our industry practices bring perspective on trends, opportunities, issues and regulations that frame our services and approach to address your needs and your industry.

What truly sets BDO apart is our commitment to exceeding expectations on every assurance, tax and advisory engagement, local or multinational. It’s about more than our depth of experience or technical excellence, more than our open, communicative culture. It’s about a firm-wide dedication to delivering exceptional client service, without exception.

For additional information or to subscribe to BDO publications, please visit or contact Amy Whipple (Business Development Director, Detroit) at or Ashley Potts (Business Development Leader, Grand Rapids) at

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BDO’s ERISA Services Practice

BDO’s Global Employer Services Practice

Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Sharon Ragland-Keys, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Phone: 734.761.8393

College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors is a full-service family solution business designed to support families from cradle to college. Since 2009, College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors has been supporting businesses and families.

Our localized teams are hired and trained with the objectives of providing the highest quality care designed to put both parents and children at ease quickly.

We are a part of the largest employer of nationally screened and trained nannies, sitters and tutors in the country. We are also a part of the largest provider of in-home back-up care for businesses. Our mission, Building Stronger Families, and our experience in delivering high quality, engaging childcare within employer-sponsored programs allows us to customize, coordinate and deliver exceptional programs.

Some of the ways we can provide high quality custom childcare solutions for businesses include:

  • Employer sponsored back-up care
  • Conferences
  • Company meetings and events
  • Holiday parties

To learn more about our services, view our video.

Schedule a personal consultation to learn how we can support your employees balance work and family.

Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Scott Dobson

Consumers @Work provides new hire onboarding assistance and financial wellness opportunities to all employees on your company’s behalf.

We offer simple ways to ensure all employees have easy access to a standard bank account to eliminate the need for a paycard/paper paycheck and to reduce the workload of your payroll staff.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Scott Dobson
  • Financial Wellness in the Workplace
  • Personal Finance, Credit Score, Debt Reduction
  • Budgeting
Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Ryan Cowsert
Phone: (248) 526-5213

CredentialCheck is a business partner focused on compliance through our robust suite of pre-employment background screening and drug testing services. We value integrity and quality as strong pillars of our organization and assist clients globally with hiring and retaining the best talent through services designed to identify the same core values in applicants. We are a Consumer Reporting Agency that is accredited through the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and have reliably served our clients and their applicants with our 100% US-based team since 1984.

  • CredentialCheck is 100% Michigan based and services customers in all 50 states
  • CredentialCheck is accredited by the NAPBS (National Association of Background Screeners) only 3% of firms are accredited
  • CredentialCheck integrates with over a dozen different applicant tracking systems including: iCIMS, Ultipro, WorkDay, SilkRoad, ADP, SAP, Taleo and talentReef
  • CredentialCheck offers background screening and drug testing as well as verifications of education, employment and motor vehicle reports
  • CredentialCheck does not require a startup or implementation fee – simply pay for the background checks in the month they are processed

Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: James M. Reid, IV
Phone: (248) 203-1646

James is a business attorney who counsels business owners, serial entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, in-house counsel, and human resources directors to make strategic business decisions, from hiring to firing while complying with the ever changing and overlapping laws (including the ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, and Title VII). He brings a business and proactive approach to legal matters to help employers make strategic business decisions to minimize the potential for litigation and business disruption. When litigation becomes necessary, he enforces restrictive covenants and defends employers against charges filed with the EEOC, state, and federal agencies. James regularly conducts audits and investigations into employers’ wage and hour practices and claims of discrimination and harassment. He provides training and prepares employment documents (including employee handbooks, employment agreements, and separation agreements) to cover all aspects during the life cycle of an employee. James is also a renowned keynote and national speaker at conferences and events including the American Payroll Association, SHRM, and HR Day.

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Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
James Reid
  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Employment Discrimination Litigation
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Labor Arbitrations
  • Audits, Counseling & Training
  • Wage/Hour Law
  • Class Action
  • False Claims Act
  • Education Industry
  • International Business
  • NLRB Issues
Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Allison Beers
Phone: (231) 883-2708

Meet Our Partner ...

Events North is a full service meeting and event management agency specializing in corporate events, meetings and incentives. It was started in 2008 by Allison Beers after working for two of the largest event planning agencies in the world. Beers has over 20 years of experience in event management, incentive and meeting planning and marketing. In 2008, she decided to change the conversation when she started Events North. Typical meeting and event management agencies mark up all services and then tack on a planning fee. Allison asked herself, “How can you have an honest conversation about what’s most important if the client doesn’t really know what the true price is?” Frustrated with the lack of transparency that this archaic industry practice entailed, she started Events North with an open budgeting process plan. Events North prides itself on being ethical, honest and focused on exceeding all expectations. Events North is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

In 2016, Connect Magazine, a National Meeting Planning publication, named Beers to the top 40 under 40 leaders in the industry. In 2014, Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine inducted Allison into the Hall of Fame for Best Event Planner.

Since 2010 Events North was named the Readers’ Choice Best of Award Winner from Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine for Best Meeting Planner. Since 2008, the Traverse City Business News named Beers one of the 40 Most Influential Business People under 40… until she aged out 10 years later. In 2017 the Traverse City Business News named Beers one of the 50 Leading Women in Business.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Allison Beers
  • Put Your Phone Down: a Serious
  • Yet Humorous Look at Etiquette
  • Meeting Planning
  • Virtual Meeting Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Networking
Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Christine Larkins

Health Alliance Plan is a Michigan based non-profit health insurance company. A trusted healthcare partner for more than 50 years. We provide health coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. We partner with doctors, employers and community groups to enhance the overall health and well-being of the lives we touch.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Elizabeth Robinson
  • Making Sense of Medicare
Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Valerie Cramer
Phone: 616.717.2077

We’ve created a first-of-its-kind benefit designed to help bridge the gap between the high cost of healthcare and a person’s ability to pay for it. When a member uses healthcare, HealthBridge covers their out-of-pocket costs immediately on their behalf (copayment, coinsurance and deductibles). We then provide the member with a consolidated monthly statement, plus guaranteed, friendly repayment terms, giving them financial security and flexibility. HealthBridge becomes a financial safety net, so that when patients want or need care, they can get it with confidence. Often, people will delay necessary care because they can’t afford the deductible, which has costly consequences. People stay sicker, for longer. Employers lose worker productivity and providers see their outcomes erode. By giving patients financial security alongside the health plan they select, they prevent the unhealthy ripple effect from happening. It’s a game changer. HealthBridge benefits every stakeholder—the provider, the patient, the employer, and the payer—so that everyone wins.

Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Mike Kestly
Phone: (734) 483-6453

Kestly Development is an authorized Partner with Wiley & Son. In the toolbox are a few of the most recognizable assessments in the industry: PXT Select, Everything DiSC, and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Use PXT Select employee assessments to help you build, retain, and develop an outstanding workforce. DiSC and the 5B help you develop your teams and give you that competitive edge. Ask to try out 5B - Personal Development.

Did you ever hire someone that didn’t work out? We can help so that you have a much higher degree of confidence when hiring, and get all hiring managers using the same scientific, highly validated, reliable pre-employment program. View the Hire Right Video

Mike Kestly is considered, by many, to be the "Doctor of Assessments" because he finds out what is hurting, and then prescribes an assessment to help fix or reduce the pain.

The key pain relievers are:

  • Job Match Assessments like PXT Select
  • Safety Assessments like driver and facility safety assessments
  • Development assessments and virtual training using Everything DiSC
  • Team-Building tool and training like The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • And to help find the best candidates he administers an Applicant Tracking System like Applicant Pool with integrated Onboarding Forms, Background Checks, Payroll, and HRIS.

NOTE: All of these are easy and inexpensive to get started.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Mike Kestly
  • Selection - Onboarding - Coaching - Employee Development = The Mixing Bowl of Retention (presented at MI HR Day)
  • Developing a Leadership Mindset with Personal Development
  • The Secret to Great Talent and Teams with Everything DiSC
  • Making Every Hire Count: What Really Matters to the C-Suite
  • How to Build High Performance Sales Teams
Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Cassie Goodband
Phone: 269.381.3570, ext. 486

At Keyser Insurance Group, protecting people is our passion. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, we are a group of agencies providing benefits, HR consulting, insurance and surety services to individuals, corporations and organizations throughout Michigan and Florida. Our experienced Employee Benefits team helps HR professionals from companies of all sizes develop strategies that are effective for employers and employees. Keyser offers HR consulting services in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, employee handbook and policy development, surveys, compensation benchmarking, HR audits, compliance updates, hiring and termination protocols and procedures, employment contracts, leaves of absence, and wage issues.

  • Keyser’s ideal client needs to meet several standards such as, size, geography, high value of customer service AND we have to like you.
  • Keyser was established in Kalamazoo, MI in 1937 and is among the top 2% of insurance agencies in the country.
  • Keyser serves clients ranging from Employee Benefits, HR Consulting, Commercial coverage & Personal Lines. Employee Benefits & HR Consulting make up 30% of our business.
  • Keyser provides all clients a 30-minute emergency call back guarantee or we donate $100 to the charity of your choice. We’re proud to say we’ve never had to pay this.
  • Keyser’s relationships with their clients are more to be described as E Harmony—the dating never stops.
  • Keyser’s account management mindset is to deliver more value than a client ever feels like they’re paying for.

At our core, we are people who:

  • Do what we say. Sometimes more. Never less.
  • Always learn and grow. We stretch our limits — professionally and personally.
  • Focus on the client. Without our clients we can’t succeed.
  • Make it happen. We work as a team and take ownership of our work and actions.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Cassie Goodband
  • Employee benefits related items
Jeanne Bolhuis BBA, MPA
  • HR related items
Jenn Olson, JD
  • Compliance and Risk related items
Sonja Burnside, BBA
  • HR related items
Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Steve Lowisz
Phone: 734-432-6300 EXT 201

Qualigence International is a talent acquisition and optimization firm dedicated to helping businesses recruit the right people and unlock their best performance. We partner with HR teams across Michigan to help them solve their talent challenges and add greater value.

Below are some of the ways we help HR teams like yours:

  • Delivering customized lists of qualified candidates that are interested in your positions
  • Slashing recruiting costs with a range of affordable, flexible talent acquisition services
  • Driving record engagement and team performance with our optimization platform from the Predictive Index

With our unique hourly business model, we make it easy and affordable to get the assistance you need, when you need it. There's no commissions, no fees, and no BS!

Schedule a consultation with our team today to learn how we can help position your HR team for success.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Steve Lowisz
  • Interviewing
  • Recruiting
  • People Analytics
  • Leadership Development
  • Emerging Leaders
Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Alana Nicol
Phone: (248) 353-4030 ext. 228

For over 25 years, we have been providing sales training, management, and leadership training to individuals and companies resulting in greater levels of personal and professional success.

Gerry Weinberg & Associates strives to provide world class business consulting and training in leadership, management, sales and customer care by challenging the status quo in which limits success for frustrated privately-held and public companies.

Based in Southfield Michigan, we have trained hundreds of business professionals using a blend of personal experience and nationally proven sales training and leadership techniques.

Our broad client base includes individuals, entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes in over 200 different industries and professions.

Platinum Resource Partner


For nearly 35 years, we have delivered insightful solutions and best-in-class service to family offices, institutional investors and corporate leaders locally and around the country. We believe that institutional consulting means serving as an extension of your leadership team to help make investment decisions that address the challenges you face and help build a strong financial future. Our collaborative approach is unlike most other advisory teams. We combine a highly disciplined process with thought leadership and close communication, defining the Gold Standard for institutional consulting services. Not only do we follow best practices, we create them.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Gary W. Jbara CRPS®, CIMA®
  • Investment Management
  • Executive Compensation Plans
  • Corporate Retirement Plans (Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution/401(k)
Mark J. Rogers CIMA®
  • Financial Wellness Programs
  • Investment Management
  • Executive Financial Services
Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Dan Russell
Phone: (248) 498-8130

Trion relieves the stress and burden of managing HR administration alone – payroll and taxes, benefits administration, workers’ compensation and regulatory compliance. Trion acts as an extension of client HR departments by managing time-consuming HR duties, so they can remain focused on more strategic HR issues, such as recruiting, hiring, training – along with setting, monitoring and enforcing workplace policies. Its size provides client employees access to better benefits and HR services available usually to only large corporations – all while taking employer risk and regulatory strain off client’ backs. In short, Trion helps clients attract and retain top talent, mitigate risk and stabilize costs.

  • Trion Solutions is one of the nation’s largest Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs)
  • Trion helps more than 600 client companies nationwide relieve the stress and burden of managing HR administration – like payroll and taxes, benefits administration, workers’ compensation and regulatory compliance
  • Small to mid-size companies use Trion as their HR department, so they can remain focused on their core business
  • Large companies use Trion as an extension of their existing HR department to handle time-consuming HR work, so their HR staff can stay focused on more strategic HR issues like recruiting, hiring and training employees
  • Trion’s corporate headquarters is in Troy, Michigan, and it has major service offices in Aventura, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; and, Traverse City, Michigan.
  • More about Trion can be learned by visiting

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Angela Eberline
Broker District Manager
Phone: (810) 955-6338

Designing better ways to work through cutting-edge products, premium services and exceptional experiences that enable people to reach their full potential. HR, Talent, Time Management, Benefits and Payroll. Informed by data and designed for people. For more information, visit

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Tony Robinson
Phone: (248) 489-2045

Delta Dental of Michigan is a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a nationwide system of independently operated dental health service plans. Delta Dental contracts with four out of five U.S. dentists to provide more than 62 million people nationwide with quality, cost-effective programs and services.

As the state’s largest dental benefits carrier, Delta Dental of Michigan offers a full range of individual and group dental plans for 5.1 million people. Through education, philanthropy and advocacy, Delta Dental of Michigan is bringing oral health within reach for Michigan children and adults. As Delta Dental, we do dental…Better.

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Kelly Bacalja
Phone: 248-502-1107

Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), is one of the leading employee benefit brokers and consultants in the U.S. Our full range of benefit services includes strategy, plan design and management, financialplanning, actuarial, data analysis and benchmarking, retirement brokerage and consulting, and human resource services. Gallagher’s trusted experts bring new ideas, innovative tools and world-class compliance capabilities totailor benefit solutions to our clients’ unique business objectives and employee needs. Our custom solutions ensure benefit programs perform better so businesses perform better. To learn more,

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Jon Brickner
Phone: 616.333.0995

Founded in 2013, HR Collaborative is a woman-owned, Michigan-based HR firm that makes work better. How? By filling in the HR gaps that small and midsize organizations have today and working together to build sustainable people practices for tomorrow.

HR Collaborative is recognized for its onsite and virtual HR talent, executive search and agile recruiting, leadership coaching and team development, rewards and recognition expertise, and comprehensive HR management services.

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Rebecca Dioso
Phone: (248) 556-7974

HRPro/BenePro is a provider of Total People Solutions, specializing in HR and Benefit Advisory and administrative services. HRPro/BenePro divides its services into four areas: 1) Full service HR Consulting and ongoing tactical support; 2) Benefit advisory and consulting services; 3) HR administration including HRIS support systems and Payroll; 4) Benefit administration including COBRA, HAS, FSA and billing card enrollment services. We offer first class service and technology. We listen to clients’ needs and then develop personalized strategies to meet them. From dedicated Account Managers, easy to use technology, to compliance expertise, HRPro/BenePro delivers

  • Pay your people, accurately and on time (Payroll)
  • Manage information on your employees (HRIS)
  • Provide access to health care, dental and vision (Benefits)
  • Direct programs that attract, reward and retain employees (Human Resources)
  • Get rid of administrative headaches so you can spend your time building relationships with your employees!


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Kris Powell
  • Employee benefits
  • Creating great corporate culture
  • Building a great team
Rebecca Dioso
  • Employee Communications, Relations and Engagement
  • Managing Performance
  • Succession Planning
  • How to take a small company big time
Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Laura Van Houtte
Phone: 616.233.0156

We advise businesses and individuals on how to reach their goals. When you partner with us, you’re at the center of a vast network of risk, insurance, employee benefits, retirement and wealth management specialists that bring clarity to a changing world with tailored solutions and unrelenting advocacy.

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Mary Jo LeFevre
Phone: (248) 822-0315

How do you know you’ve made the best decision when it comes to your company’s employee benefits offerings?

With continued pressure from healthcare inflation, increasing compliance needs, and tighter budgets (to name a few), Hylant understands the challenges employers face.

No matter your company’s size, our employee benefits experts can help you tailor the program that will work best with your unique business and goals.

At Hylant, we solve important business issues:

  • Cost: By keeping you market-competitive without breaking the bank with your employee benefits program.
  • Compliance: We keep you up to date on the ever-changing regulatory environment - protecting you from fines and penalties.
  • Administrative Complexity: We serve as an extension of your team. We’re at your right hand in wading through the challenges of effectively administering your plan. We act as a liaison to your employee benefits carriers and vendor partners to resolve issues.
  • Engagement: “Where the rubber meets the road.” Employee benefits is the second-largest employee expense. We work with you to create benefits value to ensure your employees and families fully recognize the value of the benefits or programs you provide.

OUR MISSION: To strengthen and protect the businesses, employees and communities of our client family by embracing them as our own.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Marianne Farley
  • Self-funding Basics (Self-funding 101)
  • Self-funding – Beyond the Basics (Self-funding 201)
Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Shazia Siddiqi
Phone: 248.397.4649

Let's Art About It is a corporate and community wellness provider that uses art therapy and creative expression to develop fresh perspectives and practice new patterns that lead to personal and professional wellness and growth.

Our services include developing and facilitating company-wide or small team experiential workshops, focused on areas of workforce and leadership development such as resilience, renewing vision, balancing emotions, navigating change, team building, self discovery, and career pathing.

Our team consists of Masters and Doctorate level mental health professionals credentialed in Art Therapy and Occupational Psychology. We specialize in helping companies cultivate innovation, authenticity, deeper connections, and DEI to increase belonging, productivity, and retention.

Silver Resource Partner

Contact: Stacey O’Keefe
Phone: 616-281-6615

Who is the Lighthouse Insurance Group?

  • #1 West Michigan employee benefits firm for the last 5 years per Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • Largest independently owned insurance agency in Michigan
  • Local Michigan agency with over 60 employees specializing in benefits
  • Established in 1960

Strengths of working with Lighthouse as your agency:

  • Over 50,000 employees covered for benefit plans
  • Leading insurance agency in providing benefits, property/casualty & other specialty insurance products – ONE STOP SHOP
  • Onsite nurse or medical clinic capabilities
  • Relationship with medical captive – provide unique medical solutions
  • Proprietary benchmarking data
  • Client services can include – member management with carriers, compliance, wellness programs, robust reporting including ACA reporting
  • Retiree support - group life retiree buyouts, group retiree medical coverage


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Eve Rogus & Stacey Platz
  • Employee Engagement
  • Workforce Re-Engagement
  • Tools to Connect Employees
  • Unified Messaging
  • Changing Message from Financial Report Out to Employee Engagement/Impact
Glen Van De Venter & Jessica Proctor
  • Managing Plan Costs
  • HCC
  • Drugs
  • Transparency Tools
  • Data Analytics
Jason Nickel & Katherine Johnson
  • Well-Being
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Financial
  • Social
Shamus O'Keefe
  • Plan Alternatives
  • Reference Based Pricing
  • Captives
  • Plan Designs
  • Value Based Drugs
Stacey O'Keefe & Joe Biermacher
  • Employee Time Away from Work
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Infertility Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • EAP
Zach Haan & Anne-Marie Reid
  • Voluntary/Additional Benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Patient Advocacy Models
  • BTA
  • Legal
  • Fertility Treatment
  • EAP
Gold Resource Partner

Contact: John Price
Phone: 734-645-5309

More than 7,500 professionals provide 52,000 clients globally with creative solutions in risk management, insurance and employee benefits consulting. Our entrepreneurial Associates are committed to service and empowered with a single-minded focus on delivering results for clients.

From its 1966 founding in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 8th largest overall. We’re purposefully unconventional, insatiably curious and Uncommonly Independent.

Lockton opened its first Michigan office in Detroit in 2016, will open a second office in Birmingham July 2020, and an additional office in Grand Rapids next year.

For 11 consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance"? in the U.S.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Ed Fensholt
  • Employee Benefits Compliance
  • ERISA Law Expert
Elaine Coffman
  • Innovative Solutions – Priorities and Budgets, Integrated Benefits, and P&C Strategies
Eric Hollenbach
  • Employee Benefits
  • Benefits Administration
  • Payroll Services
  • Human Resources Information Systems
Jaime Kinzer
  • Employee Benefits
  • Communications
John Price
  • Employee Benefits
Kelly Reed
  • Talent
  • Culture
  • Organization Effectiveness
Kevin Jones
  • Benefits Strategies
  • Financial Tools
  • Data Analysis
Paula Day
  • HR Compliance
Scott Behrens
  • Employee Benefit Compliance
  • Government Relations
Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Denise Christy

Marsh & McLennan Agency’s (MMA) approach to group benefits and risk management is people-centric. We help organizational and HR leaders maximize the potential of their business by maximizing the potential of their people.

Our multi-discipline team comes to the table prepared with ideas about how to tackle each organization's unique challenges, addressing health & benefits, culture & wellbeing, diversity & inclusion, retirement, and safety needs. We'll share the national and global resources and capabilities of the Marsh & McLennan network - one of the largest insurance brokerages in the world. And they'll follow all the way through, turning insights into action.

We're here to help you build a robust benefits plan. To attract the best talent. To elevate and retain your employees. To turn chaos into growth - and to strengthen your bottom line.

How do we do this? It's in our nature. Our team is incredibly smart and driven. Driven to use their intelligence to make a difference, to do what they do best every day, for an extraordinary organization and to work with colleagues who share their gifts and values. We believe in the possibilities of people.

Notable Numbers:

  • MMA’s Michigan team has an incomparable client service ratio of no more than 2.50 clients per employee.
  • Our overall client satisfaction rating is 98%
  • Our client referral rating is also 98%
  • Our 15-year controlled client retention rate is 97%
  • Our workplace has been recognized consistently over 14 years by the Detroit Free Press, Crain’s Detroit Business, and the Best & Brightest organization
  • Our growing team has offices in Troy, Grand Rapids and Livonia.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Gary Abernathy MBA, CDP
  • No One Size Fits All: Incorporating DE&I Thinking Into Your Wellbeing Strategy
Susan Morgan Bailey MS, CIC®, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  • Building Energy For Your Mission: Thrive Habits For Purpose-Driven Leaders
  • No One Size Fits All: Incorporating DE&I Thinking Into Your Wellbeing Strategy
Silver Resource Partner

Contact: Jonathon DiLorenzo

Founded in 1962, Michigan Planners has created and upheld a market reputation for delivering consistent service with a family-owned spirt and problem-solving mentality. With three locations in Washington, Ml, Traverse City, and East Lansing, the firm employs nearly 40 employees and services nearly 300 organizations. Our service extends to the organization's administrative team, the employees, and their family members. BIG ENOUGH TO CARE, SMALL ENOUGH TO SERVE ™ .

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Employer Services
Phone: 800.471.2504

Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance. Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide offering wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an organization which also rated it among the best health plans in the nation. The State of Michigan named the Priority Health HMO the benchmark plan for all individual and group HMO plans to model.

  • Accepted by 97% of primary care doctors in Michigan, plus we provide coverage nationwide for members who live, work or travel out-of-state through our agreement with Cigna Payer Solutions
  • We offer 24/7 virtual care for as little as $0 (with no monthly fee)
  • Our Cost Estimator shows a member’s cost and rewards them for shopping
  • We provide 24/7 global emergency travel assistance through Assist America
  • Our care management is available to all members – regardless of plan
  • Member have access to a 24/7 behavioral health hotline
  • We offer a Diabetes Prevention Program to members at risk

Watch our Employer Solutions video to learn more.


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
David Quinn
  • Understanding health insurance – specifically understanding HSAs,understanding self-funding (ASO)
  • Member experience – member programs/tools: transparency (cost-estimator) and technologies (virtual-care)
  • Wellness/Wellbeing - wellness plans (Wellbeing Hub), workplace wellness initiatives and trends in nutrition and physical fitness
Jeff Hoerle
  • Understanding health insurance – specifically understanding HSAs,understanding self-funding (ASO)
  • Member experience – member programs/tools: transparency (cost-estimator) and technologies (virtual-care)
  • Wellness/Wellbeing - wellness plans (Wellbeing Hub), workplace wellness initiatives and trends in nutrition and physical fitness
Jen Seman
  • Understanding health insurance – specifically understanding HSAs,understanding self-funding (ASO)
  • Member experience – member programs/tools: transparency (cost-estimator) and technologies (virtual-care)
  • Wellness/Wellbeing - wellness plans (Wellbeing Hub), workplace wellness initiatives and trends in nutrition and physical fitness
Molly McCoy
  • Understanding health insurance – specifically understanding HSAs,understanding self-funding (ASO)
  • Member experience – member programs/tools: transparency (cost-estimator) and technologies (virtual-care)
  • Wellness/Wellbeing - wellness plans (Wellbeing Hub), workplace wellness initiatives and trends in nutrition and physical fitness
Shauna Erard
  • Understanding health insurance – specifically understanding HSAs,understanding self-funding (ASO)
  • Member experience – member programs/tools: transparency (cost-estimator) and technologies (virtual-care)
  • Wellness/Wellbeing - wellness plans (Wellbeing Hub), workplace wellness initiatives and trends in nutrition and physical fitness
Taya Schick
  • Understanding health insurance – specifically understanding HSAs,understanding self-funding (ASO)
  • Member experience – member programs/tools: transparency (cost-estimator) and technologies (virtual-care)
  • Wellness/Wellbeing - wellness plans (Wellbeing Hub), workplace wellness initiatives and trends in nutrition and physical fitness
Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Noel Parsons

Strategic Services Group (SSG) is an insurance consulting and brokerage firm specializing in providing employee benefits to clients across various market sectors and group sizes. We are dedicated to delivering modern brokerage service offerings, analyzing your benefit needs, prioritizing your goals, and providing you with technology and resources that streamline costs and improve the overall performance of your benefits package.

We take a consultative approach in helping our clients solve their toughest employee benefits and HR challenges, and are committed to streamlining the HR role with proven strategic solutions and delivering the most cost-effective benefit packages. Our goal is to ensure everyone – hr, leadership and team members – is always informed and educated about their benefit offerings.

As a team of accomplished industry specialists, we provide unbiased guidance, an unmatched level of service, expertise and support; and, most importantly – we are completely transparent in everything we do. No exceptions.

Platinum Resource Partner

Contact: Mike Grudzinski
Director of Membership and Development
Phone: 248-808-1570

The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) is comprised of businesses and unions working together with one clear objective - continued growth of Michigan's economy by creating an atmosphere that inspires job growth and maintains Michigan's competitiveness for attracting new companies and talent. We rally behind policy and issues that pertain to both our business and labor members including: Economic development; Healthcare/health insurance cost, quality, and access; Workers' compensation; Unemployment insurance; Infrastructure; and, Workforce development.

  • Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) is comprised of businesses and labor organizations working together and serving as a trusted source for employers and health benefit professionals who are searching for solutions to better manage the costs of benefits and provide access of quality care to their covered populations.
  • Advocates for patient safety and adequate access to high quality healthcare
  • Work to constrain the number of medically uninsured residents
  • Protect the viability of companies in Michigan who are self-insured and fully insured
  • Protect the freedom of purchasers right to choose what health benefits are best for them
  • Promote publicly available meaningful quality data for health care services


Speaker(s) Topics/Subject Matter
Bret Jackson
  • Racial Disparities in Healthcare and It Matters to Employers
  • Variability in Hospital Pricing and How It Impacts the Bottomline
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Manager (PBM) Assessment
  • How Mental Health is Impacting Employers during the Pandemic
  • Why Drug Prices are so High and What We Can Do About It.
  • Public Policy and How It’s Affecting Employers
  • How Healthcare Costs are Impacting the Economy
  • New Surprise Billing Laws: State and National
Gold Resource Partner


USI has served over 150,000 clients meeting their property & casualty, employee benefit, personal risk and retirement needs nationwide. We have more than 100 years of consulting and brokerage experience through our acquired agencies, with local offices dating back in their communities as far as the late 1800s. USI combines industry leading national capabilities delivered through longstanding, passionate and committed local service teams. USI stands for Understand, Service and Innovate. At USI we work to Understand the specific needs of our clients, to provide an unparalleled local Service experience, and to Innovate with cutting edge solutions so our clients can continue to invest and grow.

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Nikki Taylor-Vargo

For more than 90 years, Wayne State University Law School has produced creative, motivated leaders who have shaped the modern face of society through remarkable contributions to law, business and education.

Our Master of Studies in Law degree is specifically designed to help professionals build their knowledge of law relevant to the HR field. Classes are 100% online so students can learn when it's convenient and apply new skills immediately to their careers.

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Dennis Beste

Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 121,000 students nationwide and has more than 186,000 graduates in all 50 states.

Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education.

In just 23 years, the university has become a leading influence in the development of innovative workforce-focused approaches to education.

WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at

Gold Resource Partner

Contact: Eric Jones
Phone: 517-759-4026 x 101

Our Mission is to assess, enhance and support core business management functions. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the most advanced payroll, time & attendance and human resource software services known today.

  • Workforce PayHub is locally owned and operated in Adrian, MI with clients processing in 36 states
  • Clients get a dedicated Customer Service Representative (CSR) assigned to them
  • Workforce PayHub is more than just a payroll company, we have technology to assist from pre-hire to retire such as applicant tracking, time off management, performance management, payroll, time keeping, benefits administration, background screening, ACA compliance and filing
  • Chilah & Eric provide monthly informational 'VLOGs' on LinkedIn and our website
  • Workforce PayHub would love to participate in local chapters with sponsorship and exhibit opportunities

Contact Information:

Name: Eric Jones

Phone: 517-759-4026 x 101



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Steve Lowisz
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Steve Lowisz is the CEO and founder of Qualigence International. He is an active member of the Michigan business community and is passionate about helping HR leaders make the greatest possible impact.

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