Burnham Benefits Continues to Expand its Risk Management Services, Hires Senior Consultant Autumn Shupe

IRVINE, CA (May 03, 2018) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services — one of the most highly respected industry leaders in the California employee benefits brokerage space — today announced the expansion of its risk management team adding Autumn Shupe as a senior consultant. Shupe’s 20-year professional career has demonstrated a commitment to innovation, creativity and collaboration that aligns with Burnham’s efforts to redefine the landscape of the department.

Shupe joins Burnham’s high caliber team of employee benefit professionals to assist in managing Burnham’s technical unit and support the risk management strategic focus. Armed with a strong analytical background, Shupe is well positioned to strengthen the department and respond to the complexity of risk management and the marketplace.

“I’m delighted to welcome Autumn as she joins Burnham to work closely with our chief strategy officer and serve as a mentor to our underwriting unit,” said Kristen Allison, president and CEO. “Autumn’s unwavering integrity, strategic thinking and deep understanding of our business model make her the right fit for the role.”

Shupe’s most recent post was at BB&T where she was a national senior consultant supporting the organization’s footprint in the ProView Resource Group strategic division. She consulted with producers current and prospective clients’ healthcare programs by developing and delivering customized strategic solutions. Her key accomplishments include: introduction of strategic concepts that transformed traditional renewal processes, streamlined and scaled procedures on programs delivery and quality control, mentored and trained underwriting associates. Before that, Shupe worked at Precept as a senior underwriting consultant where she had an integral part in shifting from a traditional process to a more strategic process. Shupe started her benefit career right out of college learning underwriting fundamentals at Cigna. While there she demonstrated her deep understanding of the business with her technical knowledge, and her leadership ability was recognized by being promoted from underwriter to senior underwriter and received the Circle of Excellence Award.

“I’m proud to join Burnham’s team of outstanding professionals,” said Shupe. “I’m passionate about helping people attain their goals, and I look forward to contributing and leveraging my multi-faceted experiences to guide, inspire and grow together.”

Shupe earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Business Administration/Management and Sociology from the University of California, Riverside.

About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services:
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. is a privately held, full-service strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm based in Irvine, California, with seven offices throughout the state and Arizona offering comprehensive client-first strategic solutions. The closely held nature of Burnham allows its leadership to easily adapt and create customized programs 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 changing business climate demands. Burnham goes Well Beyond Benefits with its cadre of highly skilled industry professionals providing unmatched personal service. Retirement Consulting and Wealth Management services are also offered through our strategic partnership with Burnham Gibson Wealth Advisors, Inc. Burnham is a certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), holds national recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance for the past five years, and has been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for seven years running. For 2017, Burnham was ranked #37 nationally in the large-group market by the Employee Benefit Adviser’s Advisers of the Year. For more information, visit

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