Liz Smith has been promoted to president, employee benefits, at Assurance headquartered in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Ill. Her former title was executive vice president, employee benefits.
Smith is a member of Assurance’s executive management team. As Assurance’s top employee benefits professional, she is responsible for the overall vision and strategy of the benefits department including the areas of health care reform, consumer-driven health plans, compliance and wellness.
She serves a key role in advising the company’s benefits consultants and creating and maintaining strategic relationships with carriers and other vendor partners.
Prior to joining Assurance, Smith served as senior vice president, practice leader of employee benefits for a national insurance brokerage. Before becoming a practice leader, she held various roles in employee benefits including that of producer, account executive and account manager.
With offices in the Chicago area and in St. Louis, Mo., Assurance has more than 250 employees and serves clients across the country.