What We are Watching: Amazon Pharmacy

Amazon has announced that it is rolling out “Amazon Pharmacy,” which will be able to fill prescription medications through its online platform, making them an even bigger player in the pharmaceutical space. As financial analyst Cantor Fitzgerald noted, this is “the end of a long-anticipated period (ever since AMZN (Amazon) announced its purchase of PillPack in June 2018)”.

Scott Wold Joins the Hays Companies Compliance Team

Hays Companies, part of the Brown & Brown team of companies, recently announced Scott Wold has joined the Research and Compliance team as the Assistant Vice President of Regulatory and Legislative Strategy. Scott joins an experienced team who provides regulatory and legislative guidance, along with strategies to best navigate compliance complexities to Hays clients. He was formerly a shareholder at Hitesman and Wold, P.A., and has practiced law exclusively in employee benefits since 2004.

Max King Receives Rising Star Award

Since joining Hays Companies eight years ago, Max King has rapidly progressed through the company’s ranks. Today, as vice president and lead consultant for his clients, King is responsible for property & casualty program design, marketing and placement, and he works closely with leadership to develop innovative client and prospect solutions. He also serves as a mentor to young professionals and has helped with Hays’ internship program.

Matthew Ecton Joins Hays Companies of Kansas City Property & Casualty Practice

Hays Companies of Kansas City is pleased to announce that Matthew Ecton has joined the Property and Casualty Practice as Director of Claims. Matt will focus on claims management and claims advocacy, bringing more than 17 years of risk management experience. He joins Hays from AMC Theatres, where he previously held the position of Director of Risk Management.

Hays Companies of Wisconsin Named “Top Workplace” for Tenth Consecutive Year

Hays Companies of Wisconsin has been awarded the 2020 “Top Workplace” honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This is the tenth consecutive year that the Milwaukee team has received this award.

Justin Gillette Elected to the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Subcontractors Association

In June of 2020, Hays Companies Vice President and Construction Practice Leader, Justin Gillette, CRIS, CSP, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Subcontractors Association (MSA).

Hays Companies Vice President Bruce Lyon Receives 2019 ASSP Awards

Hays Companies is proud to announce that Bruce Lyon, Vice President and Director of Risk Management, was awarded 1st and 3rd place by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) for best member-authored articles of 2019, published in Professional Safety.

Abby Ferri named President of ASSP Northwest Chapter

On July 1st, Hays Vice President Abby Ferri began her tenure as President of the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Northwest Chapter. Ferri started her affiliation with ASSP in 2002 while in the Master of Environmental Health and Safety program at the University of Minnesota Duluth and has been involved as a volunteer or elected representative for the student chapter at UMD and as a professional member of the Orange County, California and Northwest Chapters.

Sara Hames to Present at ISCEBS Symposium

Sara Hames, Vice President at Hays Companies in Milwaukee, will speak at the 38th Annual International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) Symposium in September on disrupting health care through high-value providers.

Heather Bradley Joins Hays Companies

We’re pleased to announce that Heather Bradley has joined our El Segundo operations as Senior Account Manager.  Bradley brings a unique perspective and extensive benefits experience to Hays’ Southern California team.