WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Insurance, Inc., announced that Keri Lopez has been appointed to an executive leadership position for their Northern California benefits operations. She will also continue to work with select mid to large clients, designing and managing employee benefit programs that meet their business and human resource objectives.
With 16 years of employee benefits consulting experience, Lopez brings expertise focused on strategic planning, funding analysis, carrier negotiations, compliance, and communication strategies. She provides leadership in the identification and assessment of broad health and welfare marketplace trends.
Lopez is a sought-after speaker, who sits on the board of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA). She is past Chapter Chair of the Tri-Valley NCHRA Board, and received the 2008 Volunteer of the Year award. She is an active speaker on the topic of Health Care Reform with speaking engagements through UC Berkeley HR extension classes, CSU East Bay, NCHRA, NAIFA, and CFMA.
Joe Tatum, President and CEO of Ascension, commented, "We are thrilled that Keri has joining the Ascension team. Her commitment to clients as well as colleagues mirrors Ascension's deep commitment to best-in-class client service and employee satisfaction."
Ascension Insurance, Inc., and its affiliates offer specialized benefits and risk management brokerage and consulting services with a simple mission: helping clients succeed. Ascension goes beyond delivering technical expertisetodeliver solutions. With over 450 employees and 35 locations nationwide, Business Insurance magazine has named Ascension one of the 40 largest brokerage firms in the U.S. by revenue.
SOURCE Ascension Insurance, Inc.