IRVINE, CA (Aug. 7, 2012) – Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services, has welcomed Ann Stawicki to its team of industry experts. Stawicki’s extensive knowledge within the healthcare delivery industry will bring an insider’s perspective to her new role as senior account executive.
Burnham Benefits will look to Stawicki to consult with clients to develop and execute their employee benefits plans; communicate benefit value and best practices; and maximize results through informed and effective decision-making.
“For more than 20 years, Ann was integrally involved in the delivery of healthcare,” says Kristen Allison, president of Burnham Benefits Insurance Services and a 30-year veteran of the employee benefits industry. “We’re very excited about the value and insight she will be providing for our clients and our organization.”
Prior to joining Burnham Benefits, Stawicki spent 15 years in healthcare administration, in leadership positions. Her previous roles include the director of centers of excellence business development and community outreach, director of product line marketing, and managed care contracting with Hoag Hospital. Most recently, Stawicki served as the vice president of benefits consulting with USI Insurance Services. Stawicki knows first-hand how medical care is rendered and is an expert in employer wellness plans, outsourcing benefits administration and employee communications.
Stawicki began her career as a grassroots health educator in areas including women’s health, nutrition, HIV and smoking prevention. Her credentials, combined with her passion for enabling individuals to take control of their health, make her invaluable to C-suite executives who wish to craft comprehensive health and wellness plans to achieve company strategic goals.
“My experience healthcare and health promotion has provided a unique foundation and a multi-faceted understanding of employee benefits,” says Stawicki. “Supplemented with the infrastructure Burnham Benefits has built for client service, I’m excited to help clients develop and execute their strategic goals, lower costs, increase productivity, and provide the best employee wellness programs in California.”
Stawicki holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Services Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from San Diego State University. A native Southern Californian, Stawicki participates is actively involved in the community, and is past chair of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a board member at Community Service programs and an Advisory Committee member at the Waldorf School of Orange County.
About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services:
Based in Irvine, Calif., Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc., is one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in employee benefits insurance. Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego employers trust Burnham to understand the unique challenges of the Southern California market. Kristen Allison, President of Burnham Benefits and a 30-year industry veteran, acquired the firm in 1995 from John Burnham Insurance Services, an Orange County mainstay for more than 50 years. Boasting the in-depth industry knowledge and Fortune 500 resources of a large firm, Burnham Benefits prides itself on retaining the flexibility, creativity and consultative service of a boutique. After steady growth of 20 percent annually for the past 10 years, the company serves more than 300 corporate clients throughout the United States and manages more than $500 million in premiums. Working with its colleagues at Burnham Gibson Financial Services, and having the added expertise of in-house underwriters, compliance officers and communications specialists, Burnham Benefits provides an integrated approach to managing a client’s full spectrum of employee benefits. Named Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal in 2011, the company has three offices in California: Irvine, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, as well as offices in Oregon and the Washington D.C. metro area. For more information, visit www.BurnhamBenefits.com.