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NAHU Voluntary Worksite Instructors

Meet the Instructors

Troy Cook | Dan Johnson | Scott Mardis | Frank Morang | Chad Schneider | Anne Sperling | Liz Vaughan |


Troy Cook

Troy Cook currently serves as regional vice president for NAHU and is a member of the NAHU Board of Trustees. As a past national legislative council chair for NAHU, he has had a front-row seat to many of the proposals and reforms currently swirling around the issue of healthcare. He has written on his philosophies and views in a number of publications.

Troy has been frequently recognized for his performance in both the industry and the community. He is a four time member of NAHU's Golden Eagle Leading Producers Round Table and received the Regional Distinguished Service Award from NAHU in 2008.


Dan Johnson

Dan is responsible for sales, marketing, product management, and sales support at Trustmark. He began his career at Capitol Bankers Life Insurance Company where he was vice president, Mass Marketing Sales and Data Processing. He also served as a vice president at Alexander Hamilton Life. After joining National Worksite Benefits as vice president of Marketing, he was part of the team involved in the creation of National Worksite Advantage, a consolidated billing TPA. Dan has spoken to various industry groups such as VEBB and MDRT. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Area Technical College, majoring in computer science.


Scott Mardis

Scott Mardis is the senior business development consultant at BenefitVault, Inc., a payment and technology firm that enables brokers and carriers to deliver solutions that satisfy employer and employee needs while increasing commission levels.

Scott is a consumer-driven health care consulting expert with 17 years industry experience working with health insurance carriers, brokers and third-party administrators, managing the development of complex long-term solutions for small to large size organizations. Scott Mardis holds a BA from Denison University and an MBA from Eastern University. His industry experience includes serving as the president for both the Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters (PAHU) and the Greater Philadelphia Association of Health Underwriters (GPAHU), the largest regional chapters of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). He is currently the vice-chair for NAHU’s Professional Development Committee and is certified in flexible compensation (CFC). Scott speaks nationally on consumer-driven health care and health care reform issues.


Frank Morang

Frank joined Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions in 2012. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Empire region. Frank comes to Trustmark with more than 16 years of insurance industry experience selling the full spectrum of insurance products. Prior to joining Trustmark, Frank worked at UNUM, The Harford, Anthem and Liberty Mutual.


Chad Schneider

In October 2012, Chad was promoted again to his current position as the senior manager of broker sales effectiveness for the Aflac Pacific Territory. In this role, Chad oversees the strategy, coaching and development of the broker channel for his territory.

Chad joined the Southern Arizona Association of Health Underwriters (SAAHU) as well as the Tucson Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) in 2005 and quickly joined both boards to help support the organizations. Chad is currently on the board of the Vanguard Council and continues to build strategies around the council's initiatives.


Anne Sperling, CSA, LPRT

Anne Sperling is the employee benefits manager for Daniels Insurance, Inc. and has been since 1998. She is highly trained in all employee benefit areas with 28 years of insurance experience. Anne has been hired as a guest speaker for numerous insurance training seminars for accountants, Leadership NM, Leadership Santa Fe, local NAHU chapters, the Association of Commerce and Industry, Independent Insurance Agents and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining Daniels, Anne owned a small life/health insurance agency for 10 years and she was one of the founders of the NM Health Insurance Alliance in 1994. Anne served as the first executive director and lobbyist for the Alliance from 1994-1998. As lobbyist, Anne was successful in repealing the Alliance sunset provisions.


Liz Vaughan

Liz joined Trustmark in April 2012. As a regional sales director, she is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Midwest region. Liz comes to Trustmark with more than nine years of experience in the business operations and product management. Prior to joining Trustmark, Liz worked at AFLAC developing a market strategy for their group products to include creating and managing broker relationships.

To recruit a wellness expert for your chapter meeting, contact Yashica Joyner, NAHU Manager of Education Programs, or (202) 595-0798. We are happy to assist you in setting up the classes that will be of the most benefit for your chapter's needs.