Benefit Agents

L. Ron Bruchet Bio

Ron’s our resident morning person. He’s up before the early bird and the worm. He’s living proof that being an early bird has distinct advantages — for you. He can evaluate your needs, find the right insurance match, and wrap it all up before most people have even had their first cup of coffee.

• More than 15 years of experience consulting with businesses
• Past Chairman of Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
• 2010 Graduate of Leadership Thurston County
• Board Member of the United Way of Thurston County
• Serving on the Capital Campaign Committee for SafePlace
• Active member of NAHU (National Association of Health Underwriters)

President & Owner, Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 360.509.7181
fax: 360.943.4502

Barb Walker Bio

Shoe shopper extraordinaire (keeps a photo of Imelda Marcos on her desk). Barb’s not exactly the shy type. Inside voice – what’s that? With the heels and the voice she has a way of commanding attention for her customers. You’ll be glad she’s on your side.

• More than 25 years in the insurance industry
• 17 years’ experience as a Sales Executive at Regence BlueShield
• Active member of NAHU – National Association of Healthcare Underwriters

Benefits Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 206.930.0596
fax: 206.770.6509

Curt Vaniman  Bio

Curt keeps sports stats in his head, at his fingertips, on the tip of his tongue. The other space in his brain is reserved for getting you the best insurance deal out there. After all, every penny counts – just like every goal, basket, or home run. And for the record, he prefers the word “inexpensive” to cheap.

• Over 25 years in the insurance industry, including 12 years at GHB
• Active member of NAHU (National Association of
Healthcare Underwriters) and has served on the boards of
Washington’s South Sound and Tri-County chapters
• Member of Gateway Rotary Club, and chairs GHB’s annual United Way Campaign
• Chairs GHB’s annual United Way Campaign

Benefits Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
fax: 360.943.4502

Sandy Wood, CEBS Bio

Sandy’s our numbers geek – she never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like. She’s the perfect insurance agent, always crunching the numbers for you. Don’t ask her if she wants a cat, she’s already one cat short of being a crazy cat lady. Her up-to-date articles are some of the best in the industry. Look for them on our website.

• More than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry
• Holds her CEBS designation (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist)
• 2012 Governing Council President, ISCEBS (International Society of Certified Employee Benefits)
• 2013-2017 CEBS Committee Member, IFEBP (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans)

Benefits & Compliance Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 206.669.3345
fax: 206.770.6509

Krysia Huff Bio

When not “doing benefits” you will find Krysia outside – in the garden, on the beach, in the lake, on the slopes, a day hike someplace or at classic car shows. As long as there is no roof above her head, she is happy! She brings that same “the sky’s the limit” to her consulting, always searching for the best benefits at the best price for her client’s best fit.

• More than 29 years in insurance benefits
• More than 25 years providing client management and
consulting services
• 25 plus years background in COBRA, ERISA, and other
Federal Compliance Legislation

Benefits Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 360.701.8999
fax: 360.943.4502

Rich Hawkins Bio

Rich is a relative “young’in” as a married man (married in 2014), plus the new daddy role (since early 2017). But he’s no novice when it comes to voluntary benefits. He’s been at it since 2002, helping more employers find the right mix of benefits to offer and helping employees choose plans that will provide them with security.

• More than 15 years in voluntary-based benefits consulting
• Appointed with Aflac and Colonial
• Consultative approach to supplemental coverage

Voluntary Benefits Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 206.551.3030
fax: 360.943.4502

Adam Franke Bio

Adam aka “Adam-Bomb” is not with his nose to the benefits grindstone, you will find him either outside or watching football. And since he is truly a “people person”, you’ll see him doing these things surrounded by family and friends. He is pretty competitve…and loves a challenge. Just perfect for dealing with the ins and outs of benefits.

• More than 15 years in the insurance industry
• Active member of NAHU – National Association of Health Underwriters, Former Legislative Chair
• Former board member of Premera Broker/Producer Advisory Council

Benefits Consultant
office: 360.943.4500
mobile: 206.920.4101
fax: 360.943.4502

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