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Southeast Benefits Education Network Announces New 2021 Board of Director Members

January 26, 2021 1:19 PM | Michelle Raczynski (Administrator)

For Immediate Release

Southeast Benefits Education Network Announces 
New 2021 Board of Director Members

ATLANTA, January 26, 2021 – The Southeast Benefits Education Network, SBEN, announces the 2021 Board of Directors, including five new members.  The Board will help fill the mission of the organization and offer support to the organization’s stakeholders, supporters and most important, members. 

“We know that leadership is key to the success of any organization, and we know our board members will contribute greatly to our success.  This will allow us to build on a solid foundation for future development.” noted SBEN President, Jonathan Gomes. 

Southeast Benefits Education Network 2021 Board of Directors

President: Jonathan Gomes with Nationwide Retirement Plans Distribution
Vice President:  Johnny Wentzell with Jackson Lewis P.C.
Treasurer:  Terri McNaughton with Elliott Davis
Secretary: Lisa Logan with InterContinental Hotels Group
Past President:  Eric Rioux with Lockton

Directors:            Charleen Barnwell with Empower Retirement
                              Amanda Dansby with Truist
                              Misty Guinn with Benefitfocus (new) 
                              David Hall with Hall Benefits Law
                              Anne Morris with Windham Brannon (new)
                              Patricia Hafer-Plunkett with Community Health Centers (new)
                              Rachel Robinson with FTI Consulting
                              Tom Simonson with Lockton  
                              Randy Vogenberg with Healthcare Institute for Integrated Healthcare (new)
                              Scott Wagner with Morris with Manning & Martin
                              Blake Watts (new)

“Looking forward to 2021, as a benefits professional in the hospitality industry, I know personally how important education and specifically benefits education can be.  Participating in the SBEN board allows me an outlet to have a positive impact,” said, Lisa Logan with InterContinental Hotels Group.

The organization’s Board is expanding the current SBEN offerings to include additional educational opportunities.  For more information visit: SBEN.org

The Southeast Benefits Education Network is a membership organization of intra-disciplinary practitioners from the following fields: Employers/Plan Sponsors, Accounting, Administration, Actuarial and Benefits consulting, Insurance, Investment Counseling, Investment Services, Legal, and trust. 

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