Panelists at the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo Advisor of the Year panel (Credi:  Lauren Lindley Photography)

Attendees of this year's BenefitsPRO Broker Expo Advisor the Year announcement (and loyal readers) may have noticed something seemed a bit off about this year's panel. But no, it wasn't the Mandel effect; after years of internal discussion, the editorial team officially changed the award's name from "Broker of the Year" to "Advisor of the Year", a reflection of how the profession has evolved over the last decade.

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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.