- September, 2022
Bio – Tammy Gibson-Reynolds
After 9 years in the medical field I was introduced to the Financial & Insurance Service Industry 25 years ago. I began in worksite marketing in the Public Sector industry. Networking, training, recruiting, prospecting, and building partnerships with client groups as a Public Sector Area Manager for Colonial Supplemental Life Insurance Company. I became a student of this industry. With gaining expertise knowledge in group benefits, voluntary benefits and the financial services sector we expanded into an independent brokerage agency in 2006. Offering our enrollment platform services to groups from 5 EE’s to over 200,000. It I pride myself in protecting family wealth. I was interviewed for my input of the importance of Life insurance for building family security in a book called “Girl make your money grow” which was featured in Oprah Winfrey’s book club. I was also featured in the Detroiter magazine in an article on conserving family future wealth. I was contracted with a national benefits enrollment company for 10 years to do advising and working with their engagement, implementation and field teams. This company is part of the CNO family. I really enjoy my career in the insurance and financial service industry. I Love feeling and knowing that I have made a difference in employers’ EE lives by being that extension to their HR department. I’ve always made sure family was first. My youngest daughter just got married this year on February 2nd. I couldn’t have chosen a better husband for her myself. We all still enjoy spending time together even though all of the kids are all moved out with their own homes and families. My husband and I spend all our free time together. Rather if it’s the bowling league, dance lessons, going to concerts or stealing a few travel days together. I am super excited to protect and secure all of my clients wealth for generations!
- October, 2018
Bio – Sue Schneider
As an Account Assistant at Schechter Benefits Advisors, Sue provides a wide variety of administrative support, from enrollment and terminations to claims, audits, preparing handbooks and election forms for our clients. She genuinely enjoys helping our clients in any way that she can.
She most recently worked at BSI Corporate Benefits and Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle (now Gallagher); however, her benefits career goes back to 1978 at Maccabees Mutual! Safe to say, Sue is more than familiar with the industry.
In Sue’s spare time she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her daughter Estrellita & son Nick. She also has two 4-legged kids, cats Louie and Nala, who are the only kids that live with her. On the weekends, she hangs out with family and friends, frequents estate sales, and sub sales in the warmer months. Sue adores being outside when the weather permits!
- May, 2016
Deanna makes sure clients’ needs are met. She supports the Lead Account Managers when dealing with benefit enrollments, terminations, and changes.
Prior to joining Schechter she worked in the finance industry, mainly banking for about 16 years, 12 years working in data entry at JPMorgan Chase bank. She also has worked as an accounts receivable specialist with various companies for 5 years.
Deanna is married with 4 wonderful kids and enjoys spending a lot of her free time with them. Her hobbies are bike riding, music and she loves to crochet.
- May, 2016
As a Lead Account Manager, Kelly Miller works on a day to day basis with clients to assist them with renewals, claims, billing issues. With her team, she works to ensure that clients are well taken care of and all questions and concerns are addressed. She also works to ensure new business is completed as necessary.
Prior to joining Schechter Benefits , Kelly has spent 24 years in the insurance industry including working for a Managing Agent for BCBSM, Third Party Administrator and Agency as well as working with Robert Schechter & Associates for 7 years from 1992-1999.
- July, 2015
Bio – Lynn Arndt
Lynn Arndt started working with Robert Schechter in April of 1984 in the pension and 401(k) area. Over the years, she has taken on a variety of roles including managing the securities department as well as overseeing office operations.
In January 2004, Ms. Arndt accepted the role of an Account Manager in the Benefits Department working with groups ranging from two to over 750. She has been a licensed agent since 2004.
Bio – Laura McDermott
Laura McDermott joined the Schechter Benefits team in November 2007. As Lead Account Manager, her role is to work with clients as a day to day contact for their insurance needs. With her team, she helps the client create a benefit program that suits their needs and budget. She then helps the client implement and administer their benefit program.
Bio – Angelika Merkle-Kempf
Angelika ensures all client needs are being met by handling a variety of duties that support the Lead Account Managers and Rate Analysts, including the process of benefit enrollments, terminations and managing any changes for the clients.
Bio – Kelly Nicol
Kelly Nicol started with Schechter 2003 on a temporary basis to defray the workload in the Individual Life Department. A few weeks later she was hired full time as an Administrative Assistant and later became a Client Service Advisor to handle high-end clients insurance service needs. Ms. Nicol oversaw the reorganization of the file system and change over to a new data base CRM, which helps maintain the growing customer base and life insurance policies.
In her current role as a Rate Analyst Ms. Nicol obtains quotes, based on the client organization participation and needs and prepares client presentations which illustrate options in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability coverage.
Bio – Stacey Farlow
Stacey Farlow joined the Schechter Benefits team in September 2003. As Lead Account Manager her role is to work with clients as a day to day contact for their insurance needs. With her team, she helps the client create a benefit program that suits their needs and budget. She then helps the client implement and administer their benefit program.
Prior to joining Schechter, Ms. Farlow worked in the insurance industry for 8 years. Ms. Farlow is a graduate of Union County College and became a licensed agent in 2006.
- July, 2015
Bio – Jim McDonald
In his current role as Lead Account Manager, Jim McDonald manages client benefits packages and enrollment processes on a day to day basis, ensuring any issues that arise are resolved quickly. Jim works with clients to implement programs that best suit their needs.
Previously, Jim worked on the carrier side and has also been an agent. He has been licensed since 2000.