IRVINE, CA (Oct 26, 2015) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services—one of California's most successful employee benefits brokerage firms—today announced the appointment of new account executive Mailisia Lemus, who will provide expertise in employee benefits options to new and existing clients from Burnham’s Los Angeles and Irvine offices.
“With a solid foundation in the health and benefits industry, and experience as an educator with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Mailisia brings a unique and complementary skill set to the Burnham team," says Kristen Allison, president and CEO of Burnham Benefits. "Having worked in both the public and private sectors affords Mailisia great advantages in an industry that relies on trust. Her ability to build authentic relationships and connect with diverse groups of people reflects the core values for which Burnham is renowned throughout the state.”
Prior to joining Burnham, Mailisia served as senior associate for Mercer Health and Benefits, managing over $2 million in revenue, while maintaining an impressive client retention rate.
“I was initially drawn to Burnham by its dynamic and collaborative corporate culture,” says Mailisia, who holds both a master’s and an undergraduate degree from UCLA. “I really wanted to be a part of a team that excels in what they do. Burnham truly stands apart from its competition because of its ability to make decisions quickly, something that comes standard to a privately owned business that emphasizes little to no bureaucracy. As an organization that is forward thinking when it comes to the health and wellbeing of its own employees, everyone at Burnham feels valued for their expertise and it shows in their dedication to providing best-in-class service to their clients.”
Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as Business Insurance's #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance 2013 and 2014 and has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for five years running.
About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services:
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. is a privately held, full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. The firm is among the largest in the state to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services. With a comprehensive offering of client-first health and wellness programs, Burnham effectively manages more than $1.5 billion in premiums for more than 400 clients. A certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), the firm maintains a more than 97 percent client retention rate and has averaged 25 percent growth annually over the past 10 years. Because Burnham Benefits does not have outside shareholders, it can easily adapt and create customized solutions that fit clients' best interests -- investing in cutting-edge technology and the tools and resources needed to provide the specialized level of service that today's rapidly challenging climate demands. Its team of more than 80 highly skilled industry professionals includes in-house underwriters, compliance officers, healthcare reform consultants, communications specialists and wellness experts. Through a strategic partnership with Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Burnham also provides retirement planning and wealth management services. Burnham Benefits' footprint currently spans offices in Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and San Diego, Calif., as well as a satellite office in the Washington D.C. metro area. Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as Business Insurance's #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance 2013 and 2014 and has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for five years running. For more information, visit www.BurnhamBenefits.com