Meet Our Voluntary Benefits Specialists

To provide more insight into the Voluntary Benefits thought leaders, we've provided several brief profiles below.

Tim Easterwood

Global Practice Leader,, Voluntary Benefits Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Tim and Jim co-lead the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of voluntary benefits consulting practice. Under their guidance, a national practice with a dedicated team of voluntary benefit consultants, client service staff and enrollment specialists delivers industry-leading pricing, underwriting and enrollment solutions to clients. Their national team of voluntary experts develop one-year, three-year and five-year voluntary benefit strategies to align with clients’ corporate objectives, and deliver employee programs that are custom designed to provide best-in-class administration.

James Evans

Global Practice Leader,, Voluntary Benefits Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Jim and Tim co-lead the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of voluntary benefits consulting practice. Under their guidance, a national practice with a dedicated team of voluntary benefit consultants, client service staff and enrollment specialists delivers industry-leading pricing, underwriting and enrollment solutions to clients. Their national team of voluntary experts develop one-year, three-year and five-year voluntary benefit strategies to align with clients’ corporate objectives, and deliver employee programs that are custom designed to provide best-in-class administration.

Joseph Gaudino

Area President, Enrollment,, Voluntary Benefits Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Joe oversees the voluntary enrollment team's day-to-day operations, and works closely with Gallagher consultants as a voluntary benefits advisor. As a team, they identify and deliver innovative enrollment and communication solutions that provide optimal value to employees and employers. Under Joe’s collaborative leadership, the voluntary enrollment team has developed new training methods and a Quality Service Program to improve staff performance. He has also established a study group with other companies to explore ways to improve industry performance.

Kelly Bonanno

Practice Leader, Eastern Region,, Voluntary Benefits Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Kelly delivers highly customized solutions to her clients and brings end-to-end expertise to the collaboration process, from product development through program implementation, including employee education and communication. In working with her clients, Kelly helps them expand their benefit offerings while reducing the administrative burden on their human resources and finance teams. She is known in the industry as a strong advocate of employees’ needs who is equally dedicated to finding the most competitive benefit products, and supporting organizations’ employer-of-choice goals.

Richard Egleston

Practice Leader, North Central Region,, Voluntary Benefits Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Richard brings over 20 years of experience in voluntary benefits to his role as the leader of the North Central Region's Voluntary Benefits Consulting practice. As regional practice leader he guides his teams in providing exceptional value to clients. By strongly supporting their ability to combine Gallagher's national resources with their extensive, highly specialized voluntary benefits expertise, Richard helps consultants consistently deliver comprehensive and competitive solutions.

Walter Sprang

Practice Leader, South Central Region,, Voluntary Benefits Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Walter supports clients' optimal use of voluntary products through his expertise in worksite benefit analysis, consulting, implementation and service. He also puts his knowledge to good use by overseeing voluntary benefit specialist recruiting and training for the region. As a collaborative client team member, Walter contributes practical knowledge of benefit offerings, negotiated underwriting offers, custom and purpose-driven enrollment strategies, and exceptional personal service for administration and claims processing.

Bryce Craig

Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader, Western Region, , Voluntary Benefits Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Bryce oversees the region's voluntary benefits strategy, working directly with consultants and client groups to deliver and implement cost-effective and innovative solutions. With more than 10 years of expertise in the voluntary benefits space, he brings highly informed insights to the task of helping clients contain costs while offering competitive benefits.