Meet Our Property & Casualty Insurance and Benefits Media Contributors
As a national insurance and employee benefits brokerage and consultancy, Corporate Synergies is committed to recruiting top industry talent. Our in-house insurance experts are frequent contributors to the national dialogue on health & welfare benefits and property & casualty insurance. Their continuous interaction with the industry contributes to our overall deeper understanding of employee benefits and P&C risk mitigation, which translates into powerful solutions for our clients. Read more about our insurance experts here.
GREG ANDREWS, Senior Vice President
Greg Andrews is the executive team member, primary point of contact, and overall manger of the client relationship for Corporate Synergies, a national employee benefits broker and consultant. He has expertise in the design and execution of multi-year strategic planning. benefits program cost control, healthcare analytics, health risk management programs, and carrier marketing and negotiations.
BRUCE F. BARR, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC, Senior Vice President
Bruce F. Barr, one of the founding partners of Corporate Synergies, has more than 30 years of experience in employee benefits. He has expertise in plan design analysis, carrier negotiations, alternative funding arrangements, prescription carve-out programs and consumer-driven health plans. He is proficient in the design of employee contribution strategies, waiver programs and employee communications, and adept at identifying trends and understanding the needs of each client.
DINA A. BECK, Director of Marketing
Dina Beck is a diverse business strategist with more than 15 years of marketing and business development experience. She possesses deep expertise in digital, print and brand marketing, web and social media content, campaign automation, search engine optimization, and blogging.
ANDREW BLOOM, Executive Vice President, Operations
As one of the original officers of Corporate Synergies, Andrew Bloom has served at the epicenter of the firm’s growth and ongoing success. In addition to managing the sales functions for metropolitan Philadelphia and the surrounding area, he is responsible for Corporate Synergies’ integrated service delivery and account management models that simplify benefits for employers and their employees and help them achieve the best possible value for the benefits dollar.
ERIC BREWER, Benefits Consultant
Eric Brewer is an accomplished healthcare professional with a strong background in HRIS technology, benefits administration and Affordable Care Act compliance. He supports Corporate Synergies’ Florida regional clients by identifying their benefit goals and financial objectives, understanding their service requirements and ensuring the appropriate Corporate Synergies resources are engaged in the process. He has a continuing presence on accounts as a relationship manager.
ANDREW BRICKMAN, Account Manager
Andrew Brickman draws upon Corporate Synergies’ unique approach to benefits, Synergies360℠, to help clients plan, design and execute an employee benefits strategy that controls cost, mitigates compliance risk and enhances the benefits experience for employees.
GRACE CAMPAGNA, Director of BenefitsVIP®
As Director of BenefitsVIP®, Corporate Synergies’ high-touch employee advocacy and benefits administration support center, Grace Campagna instills a consistent focus on urgent and accurate benefits inquiry and issue resolution. She developed the department’s industry-leading standards, implemented technologies, initiated service protocols and oversees its advocates who help people understand and use their benefits.
GARY CASSIDY, Director of Employee Education, Communications and Wellness
Gary Cassidy and Corporate Synergies’ internal creative team generate professional, branded programs that support clients and engage and educate their employees. These programs engender heightened benefits literacy, enabling employees to properly enroll in, understand and use their benefits. As Director of Employee Education, Communications and Wellness, Gary works closely with account management teams to develop communication and wellness strategies that drive positive changes in workforce behavior and help clients control benefit costs.
JOHN CRABLE, Senior Vice President
John Crable brings 20 years of insurance and employee benefits industry expertise to his role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Synergies. He consults with private and public sector employers, non-profit organizations, and associations in the design of cost-effective, value-driven benefit plans. He specializes in reducing cost through plan design study, claim analysis, creative funding and diligent negotiations.
JASON CRAWFORD, Senior Benefits Consultant
Jason Crawford specializes in reducing employer costs through in-depth research, strategic plan design, claims data analysis, diligent carrier negotiations and initiatives such as wellness and disease management. He directs the strategic process, monitors the business plan, manages the team and ensures the delivery of exceptional client service.
RAYMOND DEPAOLA, Director of Underwriting
Raymond DePaola brings more than 30 years of experience to the position of Director of Underwriting. He supports Corporate Synergies sales and account management teams with expert reviews and analyses of carrier rate renewal actions, participates in rate negotiations, projects pre-renewal estimates and self-funded plan costs, and provides underwriting guidance to clients.
BOB ELMER, Senior Benefits Consultant
Bob Elmer is an accomplished employee benefits Senior Consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. He is responsible for new business development activities for Corporate Synergies’ Pennsylvania/New Jersey region.
BRIAN FEELEY, Senior Vice President, Marketing
Brian Feeley is Senior Vice President of Marketing for Corporate Synergies and provides messaging on the firm’s ability to deliver unique services focused on group employee benefits and P&C insurance. He leads a skilled in-house marketing and communications team focused on client education and industry thought leadership.
EILEEN FOGARTY, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Eileen Fogarty, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Corporate Synergies, operates as a trusted advisor to the firm’s executives and associates. She supports the company’s intense focus on client satisfaction by directing strategies to attract and retain the industry’s most exceptional benefits professionals. She is also responsible for the strategic planning, development and delivery of HR programs and services.
JAMES W. GOW JR., CPCU, AU, Senior Vice President, Property & Casualty Practice
James W. Gow Jr. is a senior underwriting executive who has held leadership positions at major national carriers. He possesses deep functional experience in underwriting, risk management, business development and sales with specific expertise in such diverse industry verticals as public entities, specialty transportation, environmental property and casualty, hospitality and commercial real estate. Additionally, Jim serves as a resource to both the Insurance Institute of America and the A.M. Best Company.
TIM HAYDEN, Regional Vice President
Tim Hayden is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in all phases of the employee benefits industry. He has earned an industry-wide reputation as a creative developer of benefits solutions. He has overall management responsibility for a team of benefits professionals serving Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
ELLEN HOSAFROS, Director of Corporate Communications
Ellen Hosafros was an award-winning newspaper journalist for more than two decades before moving to corporate communications. Prior to working in the employee benefits and insurance space, she was a public education communications director, a marketing communications senior manager for U.S. manufacturers, and a senior writer and editor in the defense industry.
RAYMOND KIM, Director of Account Management
Raymond Kim is an analytics-driven account management professional who possesses a balance of vision, a consultative approach, and the ability to execute tactically. He draws upon his expertise with data development and analysis to guide employers in the design of benefit programs that emphasize cost control and higher value for the organization and the plan participant.
DAN KUPERSTEIN, Senior Vice President, Compliance
Dan Kuperstein, Senior Vice President of Compliance, is an attorney with experience in a broad array of sophisticated employee benefits and labor and employment matters, including ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA and GINA compliance. His experience includes representation of both public and private companies and health and pension plans. Dan is a respected thought leader on Healthcare Reform and has published articles on the Affordable Care Act and other laws and regulations.
TONY MARCONI, Regional Vice President of Account Management
Tony Marconi is recognized in the industry for his skills in alternative funding, risk evaluation and creative financial solutions. As Regional Vice President of Account Management in Corporate Synergies’ New York City office, he is responsible for client deliverables and satisfaction. He began his employee benefits career in 1991.
HARRISON NEWMAN, Executive Benefits Consultant
Harrison Newman specializes in reducing employer benefit costs through in-depth research, strategic plan design, claims data analysis, and diligent carrier negotiations.
LORETTA METZGER, Benefits Consultant
Loretta Metzger identifies the client’s benefits goals and financial objectives and brings the appropriate Corporate Synergies people and resources into the discussion. Her objective is to simplify benefits for employers and their employees and support all stakeholders in achieving the best possible value.
HYONG JIN PARK, Vice President of Operations
Hyong Jin Park draws upon his extensive healthcare industry and analytics expertise to enhance the company’s operational capabilities. His focus includes driving a multitude of cross-functional operational programs, such as group employee benefits administration, benchmarking and analytics, pricing models, voice of the customer, and private exchanges.
NICK PARK, Benefits Consultant
Benefits Consultant and voluntary product expert Nicholas Park has 10 years of experience with benefits consulting firms, focusing on self-insurance plan creation, executive benefits and voluntary implementation. Since 2011, he has provided consulting services to New York area Corporate Synergies clients.
REGINA BURNS-STOVER, CPCU, Vice President
Regina Burns-Stover is a veteran insurance agent and broker who has been involved in all facets of account management, underwriting, placement, and marketing during her career. She is the leader of the Corporate Synergies Property & Casualty Account Management team.
MATTHEW D. STRAIN, Vice President, Senior Benefits Consultant
Matt Strain is responsible for the design and coordination of the client’s health and welfare benefits program. In this critical role, he identifies the employer’s goals, objectives and service requirements and then unites the appropriate Corporate Synergies resources to execute the program. He works closely with the Director of Account Management to meet all client needs and to ensure that deliverables are attained as promised. He has a continuing presence on the client’s account as a relationship manager.
ROBERT STUMPER, Senior Benefits Consultant
Bob Stumper identifies the client’s employee benefit goals and financial objectives, understands service requirements, and brings the appropriate people and resources into the discussion. He works closely with the New York and Florida-based Corporate Synergies teams to meet client and plan participant needs and to ensure deliverables are attained as promised. Bob possesses more than 30 years of experience in employee benefits consulting.
DOROTHY SUMMERS, Senior Compliance Consultant
As a Senior Compliance Consultant at Corporate Synergies, Dorothy Summers works closely with clients to identify areas of non-compliance involving health and welfare plans, including ERISA health plans, COBRA, HIPAA privacy and security, and the Affordable Care Act. She assists in developing a strategy to bring benefit programs into compliance.
JOHN TURNER, President and CEO
CEO John Turner is a transformational and motivational leader with deep industry insights in the health insurance and broker channels. His commitment to drive exceptional employee benefits value for clients permeates the entire Corporate Synergies organization. He has an exceptional record of increasing growth resulting from his focus on high-impact, service-driven strategies.
TRAVIS TURNER, Vice President, Account Management
Travis Turner is an expert in the mid-sized employer market, fully insured and self-insured funding arrangements and various lines of health and welfare coverage to provide optimal employee benefit solutions. He is Vice President of Account Management for Corporate Synergies.
STEPHANIE WARD, Senior Regional Vice President
Stephanie Ward brings more than 35 years of industry expertise to her role of Senior Regional Vice President. She provides executive management and hands-on involvement with teams who develop and execute annual and long-term strategies. Her focus is on driving value and controlling costs. She holds the designations of Registered Health Underwriter and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant.