By tackling the broken health care system head on and redefining the benefits industry, today’s young brokers are redefining their role in the benefits industry. (Photo: Joe Ariniello/ALM)

Readers who have been following BenefitsPRO’s Face of Change column are familiar with the growing class of rock-star brokers turning the benefits industry on its head. Attendees at this year’s BenefitsPRO Broker Expo had a chance to experience these young minds up close and in real time during the Face of Change panel.

Moderators Eric Silverman and Megan Chiarello engaged in a Q&A with a panel consisting of Niko Caparisos of Prosperity Benefits LLC; Bob Gearhart Jr. of DCW Group; Rachel Miner of Employee Benefits Advisors of the Carolinas; Amanda Osburn of SullivanCurtisMonroe; Rachel Pennington of Silverman Benefits Group; and Nolan Waterfall of Qandun Insurance Agency.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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