Benefits Account Executive
Fred has 25 years of benefits administration experience in the nonprofit world, culminating with National Director of Human Resources. In this capacity, he kept benefits affordable and beneficial for over 20,000 employees and 40,000 dependents. During this time he learned that there are more options than there may seem to be in providing benefits and beating double-digit increases. In 2013 he was able to provide more benefits to his team with 0% increase by implementing the programs he sought out to defeat the increases while improving the benefits. He joined forces with Spectrum Benefits in 2013 to specialize in easing the pains of large employer group accounts for five years before joining Echelon in 2018 to focus on alternate funding strategies and captives for both health and other lines of coverage.
Raised in Iowa and a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, NE, Fred provides his clients the sensibility only a true Midwesterner may offer. He shares a passion for motorcycles, flying and most things outdoors with his beautiful wife Melanie and their two daughters. He served as a MedEvac helicopter pilot and section leader in Operation Desert Storm, and he now volunteers with various veterans’ organizations and his church.