This event is for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Management, and HR Professionals.

E2E 2019

As an employer, we are here to help other employers develop, manage, and administer benefit plans that help recruit and retain the talent that we all need.

At E2E 2019, you will hear from the leading professionals we rely on for HR Compliance, Benchmarking, and New Concepts.

We are an employer serving employers and their employees!


May 7, 2019

Fondulac Room
(2nd Floor)
201 Clock Tower Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611

Registration will begin at 8:00am

Register Early!

Seating is limited to first 50 respondents.

This event is FREE!



8:00 am   Registration – Coffee, Juice & Pastries
8:30 am   Welcome
Inspiration – Kurt White
9:00 am   Benchmarking – Todd Reed, MetLife
• What do your employees really want?
9:45 am   Manage – Jennifer Gamboa, Sustainable Health Index
10:45 am   Break
11:00 am   Compliance Corner – Steve Buck
• So many rules, so little time.
12:00 pm   Lunch Provided
Illinois Legislative Updates – Evan Manning, Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
1:00 pm   Administer & Manage – Steven Walter, Professional Benefit Administrators
2:00 pm   Thanks for Coming


E2E: Sponsors




E2E: Speakers


Stephen M. Buck

Attorney, Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Steve Buck was sure of two things: he would come to be a life-long Cardinals fan and would make a career in law. After Steve finished his law degree at St. Louis University in 1992, he moved with his wife to Peoria, Illinois, and has been litigating business disputes ever since. With more than 20 years of experience, Steve routinely represents companies facing business-critical disputes. Not all of the shareholder disputes, foreclosure actions, fraud claims, breach of contracts matters, warranty issues or employment disputes Steve handles end up in court. Depending upon a client’s circumstances, negotiation rather than litigation may be the best course. But, when the need arises, Steve has been an aggressive and convincing advocate in the courtroom. Steve’s practice area focuses on Commercial and Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Municipal Law, Business and Transactions, Real Estate, and Estate Planning, Probate and Trusts. Steve’s honors and awards include 2009-2018 Illinois Leading Lawyer, and 2007 Illinois Super Lawyer. When not otherwise involved with employment law matters, OSHA investigations, a set of construction contracts, or the concerns of local municipalities and their collective bargaining agreements, you’ll find Steve rooting for his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Steve resides in Peoria with his wife Lisa and three children.


Jennifer Gamboa, PT, DPT, OCS

Managing Partner, Sustainable Health Index, LLC

Jen has been helping people get better, stronger, faster for over 22 years. A Physical Therapist by training, she founded an integrated health clinic in 1995. Throughout her practice, she’s seen first hand the profound changes people can realize when “we meet them where they are,” and help them navigate towards their best self. Working with an integrated team requires courageous collaboration, deep curiosity and respect for multiple approaches, and an understanding that there is always a next small step. Living upstream on the spectrum of health care, Jen and her team have been privileged many times over to help roll clients off medications and maximize their health potential even if living with chronic disease, including Parkinson’s, MS, post-Polio, and post-stroke. In 2013, Jen began working on the Sustainable Health Index so that she could scale the upstream health model beyond her brick and mortar practice.


Evan Manning

Government Relations Manager, Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois

Evan holds the position of Government Relations Manager for Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois. His work experience includes Senate Republican Appropriations Analyst (2015-2019) and Central Illinois Territory Manager for MedSource of St. Louis (2012-2015). Evan graduated from Sacred-Heart Griffin High School, Springfield, Illinois, in 2007, and received his B.S. degree from Illinois State University, Bloomington, Illinois, in 2011.


Todd Reed

Account Executive, MetLife

Todd Reed is an Account Executive at MetLife, where Todd is responsible for new business and ongoing renewals for groups 2 lives up to 5,000 lives. Todd has been with MetLife for over 3 years. While working for MetLife, Todd has covered my different parts of Illinois, including majority of Central Illinois. Todd enjoys working with brokers and helping provide solutions for their employer groups. When Todd is not working, he enjoys watching and playing sports, while hanging out with friends and family.


Steven L. Walter

Executive Vice President/PBA Board of Directors, Professional Benefit Administrators, Inc.

Steve began his insurance career in 1986 working for State Mutual Life Insurance as a Financial Planner. With the increased interest in self-funding medical benefit solutions and the growing needs of the family business, in 1987 he joined Professional Benefit Administrators (PBA) a premier Third- Party Administrator. Steve currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Sales and holds a position on the PBA Board of Directors. His background and experience has evolved with the growth of the self-funded employer sponsored marketplace over the past 31 years. Steve has focused on mentoring brokers and consultants with viable self-funding solutions for their client’s medical plans. He is also knowledgeable in plan design trends, effective cost avoidance and containment measures, innovative medical reimbursement strategies, and plan cost analytics. In addition to his business leadership qualities, Steve has been involved over the years with numerous youth programs and mission trips with his family’s place of worship.


Kurt P. White

Motivational Speaker

Kurt P. White currently lives in Dunlap, IL, with his wonderfully supportive wife Lisa, loving beagle Hazel, and funny Shi-tzu Fez. They keep busy raising two teenage boys. Kurt loves entertaining and making people smile. You might have seen him out and about filling in on the washboard with the local band, Comatose Catfish. He is also becoming somewhat of a regular with the Metamora Thespian Society where he broke out his washboard and joined the band onstage during their show, “Ring of Fire.” He also sang along with his wife, Lisa, in “Burgers on Broadway” and “Home for the Holidays.” Most recently, he performed as The Waiter in “Plaza Suite.” His stage character debut was last Fall in Peoria at Cornstock Theatre playing Mr. Tetley in “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” Kurt loves spending time at the Hooked-on Fishing park in East Peoria where he has been a volunteer for five years. He also volunteers at OSF as a Compassionate Companion. As a motivational speaker, Kurt encourages us all to live our lives to the fullest as he shares his stories of growing up as a Handicapable person.


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