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NAHU Voluntary Worksite Instructors

Meet the Instructors

Richard Alvarez | Joe Beasley | Troy Cook | Richard Egleston | Mike Feeney | David Fisher | Louis Gallucci | Jim Haboush |
Tom Homrighausen | Dan Johnson | Scott Mardis | Frank Morang | Marcia Oyster | Allie Schmoyer | David Schneeweis |
Chad Schneider | Michael Sheehan | Anne Sperling | Chris Tyrrell | Shaun Urista | Liz Vaughan | Jack Waldie | Jay Weingart |
Alex Williams | Don Yurick


Richard Alvarez

Richard joined Trustmark in 2009 as vice president of Product Development and Sales for Health Contact Partners. He recently accepted the role of regional sales director for the North Central region for Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions. Richard’s experience includes new business development, leading sales teams, developing market strategy and account management. Prior to joining Trustmark he worked for Interactive Health Solutions, UnitedHealth Group and Pfizer, Inc. Richard has an accounting degree from DePaul University and an MBA from Northwestern University.


Joe Beasley

Joe joined Trustmark in February 2013. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Capital region. Prior to joining Trustmark, Joe worked with ING and Aetna. He has 26 years of insurance industry experience selling the full spectrum of ancillary insurance products. Joe graduated from Macalester College.


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.


Richard (RAE) Egleston

RAE re-joined Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions in 2002. He started with Trustmark in 1996, serving in various capacities including product management and sales operations, and most recently national accounts. RAE has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, including consulting with Accenture, Ltd. for Allstate New Jersey. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barat College of DePaul University and a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University, WI.


Mike Feeney

Mike joined Trustmark in October 2010. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Mid-Atlantic region. He spent five years in worksite sales with Unum and comes to Trustmark with strong relationships in the brokerage and enrollment marketplace. Mike holds a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from The College of New Jersey in Hillwood Lakes, NJ.


David Fisher

David joined Trustmark in April 2012. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Carolinas region. David joins us with 13 plus years of insurance industry experience selling the full spectrum of ancillary insurance products – voluntary benefits, IDI, dental, life and disability. Prior to joining Trustmark, David worked with Principal Financial Group, Mutual of Omaha and UNUM. He also served his country in the United State Marine Corp.


Louis Gallucci

Louis joined Trustmark in April 2011. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Mountain region. Prior to joining Trustmark, Louis sold group life and disability at The Hartford. He received his bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.


Jim Haboush

Jim joined Trustmark in July 2011. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Southwest region. Jim comes to Trustmark with more than 15 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Trustmark, Jim worked at Reliance Standard and Hartford. He is a graduate of Chapman College where he received his degree in management.


Tom Homrighausen

Tom joined Trustmark in August 2012. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the LA/Orange County California region. Tom comes to Trustmark with more than 24 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Trustmark, Tom worked at Reliance Standard Life. He is a graduate of San Diego State University where he received his degree in financial services.


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.


Marcia Oyster

Marcia joined Trustmark in 2011. As a regional sales director, she is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Ohio Valley region. Marcia comes to Trustmark with more than 20 years of experience in voluntary benefits and insurance. Prior to joining Trustmark, Marcia worked at Highmark Insurance and American General.


Allie Schmoyer

Allie joined Trustmark in August 2012. As regional sales director, she is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the San Fernando Valley, California region. Prior to joining Trustmark, Allie worked with Reliance Standard Life. She is a graduate of the University of San Diego with a bachelor of arts and science degree in communications and business administration.


David Schneeweis

David joined Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions in 2011 to develop distribution and strategy and promote profitable sales growth in the Western half of the country. He has 21 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently as sales vice president for Assurant Employee Benefits. David received a bachelor of science degree in marketing from West Virginia University.


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.


Michael Sheehan

Mike joined Trustmark in April 2011. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the New England region. Mike comes to Trustmark with 10 years of experience in the employee benefits marketplace. Prior to joining Trustmark, Mike worked at Unum and Meridian Investments. He is a graduate of Colgate University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and art history.


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.


Chris Tyrrell

Chris 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 Plains region. Prior to joining Trustmark, Chris worked at Assurant Employee Benefits.


Shaun Urista

Shaun joined Trustmark in June 2011. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the South Central region. Shaun comes to Trustmark with more than 10 years of experience in the employee benefits marketplace. Prior to joining Trustmark, Shaun worked at Assurant Employee Benefits and The Canada Life Assurance Company. He received his bachelor of science degree from Arizona State University.


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.


Jack Waldie

Jack joined Trustmark in November 2011. As regional sales vice president for the Eastern region, he is responsible for developing broker distribution, strategy and sales in the Eastern half of the country. Jack comes to Trustmark with 20 years of sales experience in the insurance industry, most recently as regional sales vice president of Sales for Principal Financial Group where he managed 12 regional offices. He earned a bachelor of science degree in insurance from Penn State University.


Jay Weingart

Jay joined Trustmark in 2008. As regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Florida Region. He has been in the worksite marketplace for 19 years. Prior to joining Trustmark, Jay was a brokerage account executive for UNUM in the South Florida Territory. He was also president of his own enrollment firm in Florida. Jay is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Business.


Alex Williams

Alex joined Trustmark in January 2012. As a regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Southeast region. Alex has more than 15 years in the insurance business, handling the full spectrum of employee benefits; voluntary business, worksite, medical, dental, disability and life insurance. Prior to joining Trustmark, Alex worked with Allstate Benefits. He is a graduate of The College of Charleston with a degree in political science.


Don Yurick

Don joined Trustmark in October 2012. As regional sales director, he is responsible for developing and managing voluntary group and worksite distribution in the Pacific Northwest Region. Prior to joining Trustmark, Don worked for five years as a group rep selling life, disability, dental and stop loss and an additional seven years in the worksite voluntary marketplace. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and serves on the Alumni Board of Director.

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.