Nancy Giacolone, Seth Denson, Colleen Blum, Jessica Du Bois Headlining this year's BEN Talks were Nancy Giacolone, Seth Denson, Colleen Blum and Jessica Du Bois.

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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.