Kathy leads Woodruff Sawyer’s Employee Benefits Practice nationwide and co-leads the Pacific Northwest offices. Her focus is on the strategic vision for our Benefits services and on working collaboratively across the organization to lead the Benefits leadership team and specialty businesses that serve all markets. She also provides strategic oversight of our service to clients.
She brings over 28 years of industry experience in client relationship management, developing successful employee benefit programs, leadership, and business development. She has particular expertise in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and professional service industries.
Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree from Portland State University, and is an active volunteer for her alma mater’s Business Advisory Council. She has served on several local volunteer boards, is a speaker on employee benefits topics, and is the past president of Oregon Association of Health Underwriters.
Hiring a new employee benefits broker can be complicated, but here are four specific questions to ask yourself as your conduct interviews.
As we approach 2020, we find that we are headed into another year of vast changes on the employee benefit landscape. Based on our interactions with employers, carriers, and ever-changing regulatory standards, we have put together the five key benefit areas to watch in the coming year.