For the past four years, the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo has closed by showcasing the personal stories that have brought many into the benefits industry and motivated them work to fix the health care industry and to become true advocates for employees. This year's theme was a no-brainer: Resilience. The pandemic is teaching many of us just what it means to be resilient, but for this year's BEN Talk speakers, it's a lesson already learned.

ABCs of resilience

Felipe Barganier of GAB International pumped up the crowd, playing DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" as he took the stage.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics 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.