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2019 Annual Conference - Total Rewards Track

SHRM Jacksonville 11th Annual Conference | Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019
 Talents, Tools and Experience - Total Rewards

The "Talents, Tools and Experience" - Total Rewards track is focused on providing sessions based on the World At Work definition of Total Rewards: compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition.

Professional/Career Development sessions will be held during the Pre-Conference. Please note: speaker times are subject to change.


Kenyon Sutton

Community First Credit Union

SHRM Jacksonville Board Member

The How, What, and Why of Financial Wellness

Presented by Kenyon Sutton

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

This presentation will illustrate how data analytics can help employers identify strategies that focus wellness/health management programs on specific gaps in preventive care; solve for access to care utilization patterns identified in the member population; target individuals at risk for high costs with solutions for their clinical conditions; and integrate new types of solutions partners, such as telemedicine, patient advocacy, specialty case management, expert second opinions and cost/quality transparency.

About the Speaker(s): Kenyon Sutton works for Community First Credit Union as their Financial Wellness Officer. In his role, Mr. Sutton collaborates with companies, schools, and other community organizations in developing and implementing financial wellness programs for their employees and students to help improve financial capability in Northeast Florida while also improving productivity and relieving stress amongst employees. He also manages Community First’s financial wellness program called moveUP, which allows users to engage with financial education using technology. Mr. Sutton has been in the banking industry for ten years, previously working for companies such as SunTrust Bank, Regions Bank, and Atlantic Coast Bank. He was formerly a board member for ImpactJAX and currently an active member of JAX Chamber’s Downtown and Health Councils, First Coast Worksite Wellness Council, North Florida Compensation and Benefits Association, Clay Counter Chamber of Commerce, and the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce.


Matt Robinson

 USI Insurance Services

New Tools to Drive Engagement and Incentivize Employees Toward Lower Cost, Higher Quality Care

Presented by Matt Robinson

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Purpose is to discuss new tools in the market that incentivize employees to seek medical care that is higher quality and and higher value which achieves both satisfaction and lower costs for employer and employee. 

About the Speaker: Matt Robinson is an employee benefits consultant with USI Insurance Services, one of the largest insurance consulting firms in the country. Matt has been with USI since 2015 and has built his practice around strategic planning for, and coordinating delivery of, industry-leading cost containment and human capital management resources for mid- to large-size companies.

Cassie Bruce

 PATH a subsidiary of Baptist Health and the YMCA

Driving Engagement in Wellness at the Organizational and Individual Level

Presented by Cassie Bruce

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Many wellness programs have two goals – promote a culture of wellness throughout the organization and improve employee health (subsequently driving down costs). How do you develop a wellness program that addresses your organization’s overall culture while also driving behavior change among individual employees? Learn more about initiatives that have transformed company culture and produced lasting outcomes among small, medium and large organizations. 

About the Speaker: Cassie Bruce is an Employee Wellness Consultant who develops strategic, research-based workplace wellness programs. She has a passion for designing programs that empower individuals to achieve optimal well-being and drive meaningful outcomes for employers. In her current role with PATH, a subsidiary of Baptist Health and the YMCA, she is responsible for business development and the strategic planning of employee wellness programs for organizations within the greater Jacksonville area.



Michael Clark

Keiron, An Independent Firm

Let's Talk Future Radio Show

Getting the Most Out of Your Retirement Plan

Presented by Michael Clark

Thursday, April 13, 2018 | 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

In this presentation, Michael shares common mistakes that HR Professionals make with their retirement plans and review strategies to avoid them. One of the main goals of the presentation is to educate people on the pitfalls of planning for retirement either personally or in a group setting [like a 401(k) or 403b]. This session will share helpful ideas that you can take back to your company and your employees.

About the Speaker: Michael Clark is a financial advisor at Keiron who focuses on retirement plans (401k and 403b plans). Since 2005, he have focused on becoming a better financial advisor through education, experience, and hard work. Michael has a Finance degree with a minor in Economics from the University of Central Florida. He has several licenses and certifications that include: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™; Series 7; Series 9; Series 10; Series 66; Florida 2-15 life, health & variable annuity license; Wealth Management Specialist; and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation.


Kevin Ambuehl

Mayo Clinic

Natalie Brewster

Mayo Clinic

How Compensation can Enhance Pay Offer Flexibility while Mitigating Compliance Risk

Presented by Kevin Ambuehl & Natalie Brewster

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

Compensation and Recruitment often have competing priorities. In the war for talent, recruiters need flexibility in pay offers to succeed. This can potentially create pay equity and compliance issues. Learn how Compensation and Recruitment teamed to resolve this problem to deliver enhanced flexibility and mitigating compliance risk.


About the Speaker(s): Kevin Ambuehl is a Senior Compensation Analyst at Mayo Clinic and an Instructor in Healthcare Administration at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He also currently serves as President of the Board for North Florida Compensation and Benefits Association. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, a Master’s in Business Administration from University of North Florida, and is a Certified Compensation Professional.

Natalie Brewster, SHRM-CP is a Senior Recruiter at Mayo Clinic. In her current role, she recruits Allied Health positions for Research on both the Florida and Rochester, Minnesota campuses. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 2013, she held recruitment and generalist roles within state government, hospitality, media/advertising, healthcare, and IT consulting. She has her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of North Florida. She is a SHRM Certified Professional (CP).


Jeffrey Petrone

SageView Advisory Group

Unlocking the Retirement Savings Potential of the HSA
Presented by Jeffrey Petrone
Friday, April 12, 2019 | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Retirement Savings and Health Wellness have converged with the HSA account. Unknown to many, the HSA is the most efficient savings vehicle in the tax code, and one of the keys to unlocking ROI of wellness programs, yet many organizations and
employees fail to achieve this. This session will focus on unlocking the potential of the HSA, and discuss benefits and strategies for positioning these vehicles for achieving both health wellness and retirement savings objectives.

About the Speaker: Jeffrey Petrone is a Managing Director with SageView Advisory Group’s Retirement Services Practice.

His primary focus is helping clients manage qualified and non-qualified retirement plans including 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans and various other defined contribution and defined benefit plans.

He has extensive experience with helping organizations meet their fiduciary responsibilities, design their retirement plan documents, conduct vendor searches & conversions and design educational programs all with a focus on helping to prepare their employees for retirement.



Matthew Snook


Healthcare Innovations Addressing Your Cost and Employee Healthcare Challenges

Presented by Matthew Snook

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Innovations in healthcare delivery and management are rapidly making previous methodologies obsolete. From laser printed drugs to the hundreds of new technology-based point solutions, employers need to understand how these innovations create opportunities for managing the health of medical plan participants and plan cost. This session will discuss current challenges in medical plan cost management, the broad spectrum of innovations to consider, and how to determine which of those might be best for your circumstances.

About the Speaker: Matthew Snook, a Partner and Senior Health and Welfare Benefits Consultant in Mercer’s Tampa office, has expertise in benefit plan strategy, design, marketing, financial analysis, and demographic/statistical analyses. Matthew focuses on the use of all types of health and welfare benefit programs to complement and enhance corporate strategic initiatives.