Woodruff Sawyer announced today that Justine Ekstrom has joined their firm as Senior Benefits Consultant in the Portland, Oregon office. In this role, Ms. Ekstrom will assist employers in designing and managing benefit programs that meet their strategic and financial objectives. She will drive planning, manage projects and execute delivery of results to her customers. Justine will also keep clients apprised of industry trends, innovations, best practices and the complex landscape of health care reform.
“We are very pleased that Justine has joined our firm” said Mike Bennison, Oregon Practice Leader. “She has a strong understanding of the technical nuances of funding and financing benefits programs, especially for large organizations. Her financial aptitude and ‘hands on’ personal approach will be appreciated by our customers.”
Justine has over 28 years of employee benefits experience providing strategic consulting services. She has a specialized expertise in working with large, complex, self-funded employers. Her career in the benefits field has ranged from a large national health insurance company to an independent consulting firm. Most recently, Ms. Ekstrom worked as a lead consultant and Principal at Mercer Health and Benefits.