Benefit Plan Tips, Trends, and Possibly Terrible Ideas!



Join us on February 19th for an informative session on the latest happenings in the world of employee benefits. Resident benefit experts, Brad Johnson and Tally Curry, will simplify what employers need to know about the many trends and ideas being pitched to HR. 


In addition to gaining a well-rounded understanding of the latest trends, participants will walk away with ideas and examples they can use in their organizations.



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***This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit through SHRM and HRCI***


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:15 AM (doors open at 7:15 AM)

* Networking and hot breakfast buffet available from 7:15 - 8:00 AM

* Presentation begins promptly at 8:00 AM


$15 for GRHRA Members | $30 for GUESTS

(RSVP prior to end of day February 13 to avoid paying a $5.00 late fee)


​Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, IA


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If you have gently-used professional clothing you would like to donate, please bring it to our GRHRA meeting on February 19th where it will be collected for the St. Ambrose University Career Center to make available for students who are in need of professional clothing for upcoming career fairs and interviews. Please be advised that monetary donations will not be accepted.

**GRHRA does NOT allow organizations to collect monetary donations OR donations that do not fit the GRHRA mission.**


Thank you to Total Solutions, the sponsor for our February 19th breakfast event!




Brad Johnson:

Brad is past president of GRHRA and is a popular speaker on employee benefit issues.  Brad is the founding partner of Benefit Staff LLC and serves as a benefit consultant for many area employers.  In his 25-year career in benefits, he has served in a variety of roles including insurance underwriter, benefit analyst, as well as author of various benefit studies.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has earned too many industry designations to bore you with.   Most importantly, Brad enjoys using humor and his unique presenting style to make the complex world of benefits simple, understandable, and ideally – interesting!


Tally Curry:

Tally serves as the Marketing, Sponsorship, and Social Media chair of our chapter.  Tally is a benefits consultant with Benefit Staff LLC.  Her background includes bringing creativity and fun to every project she touches – whether it’s creating memorable employee communication pieces using the latest technology, spicing up a compliance training, rolling out an online enrollment platform, or helping an organization solve a challenging problem.     





8:15AM - 10:15AM Tue 19 Feb 2019 ( Timezone: Central )


Rhythm City Casino
7077 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807 USA

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Emilie Williamson
Sandra Hodgson
Tiffany Paarmann
Anna Evans
Matthew De Bisschop
  Ascentra Credit Union
Trish Anderson
Bobbi Jo Cox
Sarah Wallace
  Lynco Products
Matt Rednour
Anne Howard
Sara Antle
Kathy Sattizahn
Jessica Hahn
Jennifer Bohler
Laura Crow
Doug Petersma
Mikael Gibson
  Black Hawk College
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Kellie Kerns
Sherry Rodriguez
Stacey Cary
Jennifer Palar
Lori Bassow
  Sterilite Corporation
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  Sterilite Corporation
Sue Reilly
Paige Eggers
Meg Roth-Roffy
Mary Junior
Patti Kenyon
Kelly Green
  Elanders Americas
Kristal Schriner
Kayla Wendt
Maria Vasquez
  The Arc of the Quad Cities Area
Mary Jekel
Laura Soderstrom
Emily White
Leonna Ellis
  Two Rivers YMCA
Alexandra McLeran
  Total Solutions, Inc.
Cheryl McClusky
Janice Dolan
Eileen Smith
Kristen Ryan
Todd Sebben
Nicole Roach
Melissa Beard
  Palmer College of Chiropractic
Kelli Ruggeberg
Sara Ryan
Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Joelle McDermott
  Iowa Voc Rehab
Lea Ann Dies
  McCarthy-Bush Corporation
Shelly Chapman
  Vera French CMHC
Jean Clark
Sarah Kramer
Gayle Haun
Brooke Howell
Teresa Hutchinson
  American Intercontinental University
Laura Ford
  Augustana College
Ashley Kilker
  Augustana College
Joanna Miller
Doug Petersma
Phillip Schueller
Erin Hankins
  Robert Half
Julie Klaus
  MidAmerican Energy Company
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Jennifer Radosevich
Tracey Kmetz
Tyler Roberson
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