Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Account Executive, Ann Gedalanga

Award-Winning Employee Benefits Brokerage Continues Expansion with Addition of Benefits Veteran

IRVINE, CA (December 12, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of California's premier full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firms - today announced the appointment of new account executive Ann Gedalanga, whose 15 years of experience in benefits and human resources, deft ability to problem-solve and dedication to providing top-notch customer service will help Burnham continue its rapid growth and further its reputation of excellence. In her new role, Gedalanga's responsibilities will include managing clients, renewals, planning and consulting.

"I've known Ann for 15 years now, and I have watched her career grow and witnessed her become one of the best account executives I've ever known," says Burnham senior vice president Ray Tunnell. "I'm thrilled for her to join the team and to see what kind of fresh perspective she will bring."

"What I find fascinating about Ann is that after years of working in Human Resources, she chose benefits as the arena to build her career further," says Burnham president and CEO Kristen Allison. "With that passion and comprehensive experience in HR, she has a valuable foundation for finding smart solutions for clients. We're lucky to have her on the Burnham team."

Gedalanga spent the first five years of her career as a human resources generalist at both Aetas Technology and Precept before moving to benefits and spending more than 12 years as a benefits consultant at Hays Companies. She is also a member of PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources Association) and has served as a chair for the PIHRA Riverside district. Throughout her career, she has garnered a reputation for being someone who always follows through and provides the highest level of customer service -- two qualities that Burnham looks for in employees.

"I take great pleasure in serving clients," says Gedalanga. "Now that I've landed at Burnham, I plan to take full advantage of all the incredible comprehensive resources that the company has invested in to support our clients' needs -- such as health care reform, wellness and technology services. I'm excited to become a valuable member of the Burnham team."

A modern, forward-thinking employee benefits and insurance services company, Burnham Benefits has a reputation for applying a unique blend of expert knowledge and unmatched personal service to create proven strategic solutions and promote a culture of wellness for its clients.

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 over $1.5 billion in premiums for more than 400 clients. A certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), the firm maintains a more than 95 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 Wealth Advisors, Inc., 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, 2014 and 2015, has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for six years running. Burnham Benefits president and CEO Kristen Allison earned the Distinguished Founders Award from the Annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in 2016. For more information, visit

Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen Communications

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