Benfield, A Division of Gallagher Benefits Services, Inc.

Our Team

We are based in St. Louis and have offices in Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. Our team shares a passion for healthcare problem solving and a strong commitment to helping our customers understand, plan and succeed.

Employee & Title Practice Area Specialty

Scott Thompson
Area President

Dedicated to development of employer customer partnerships among biopharmaceutical and healthcare stakeholders by aiding implementation and interpretation of customer and market research, development of strategic and tactical plans, account management support.

Stephanie Bauman
Senior Vice President

Specializes in business-to-business project management and biopharmaceutical consulting with an emphasis on market research.

Jack Nightingale
Area Vice President

Leads healthcare provider market-level strategic initiatives and contributes extensively to biopharmaceutical initiatives.

Andy Allison
Area Vice President

Relationship liaison with deep employer and coalition connections and collaboration experience.

Randy Ellis
Sr. Consultant

Practiced strategic business consultant, driving monograph and deliverable development with strong legal and regulatory legal review expertise.

Diana Baum
Sr. Consultant

Extensive experience in biopharmaceutical market and strategic business consulting with unique project planning and project management capabilities.

Laura Rudder Huff
Senior Consultant

Specializes in conducting patient, physician, customer and market research; developing and implementing strategy; and producing communication materials.

Sarah Daley
Research Director

Directs the Employer Market Intelligence (EMI) annual syndicated research service, and supports biopharmaceutical customer-market efforts.

Cristin Levine
Research Manager

Skilled designer with management responsibilities for Benfield’s research division including focus on development of employer relationships, marketing and communications.

Alice Chang
Communications Coordinator

Strategic communications project manager with extensive writing experience including online newsletters, articles and presentations.

Patrick McShane

Focused on strategic business and biopharmaceutical consulting with notable background in public health.

Rick Kunz
Associate Consultant

Contributes to strategic business and biopharmaceutical consulting efforts.

Rita Ruckman
Office Manager

Maintains office services by organizing operations and procedures, assigning and monitoring clerical functions and supporting consulting efforts.

Michael Deelo
Accounting Manager

Handles financials for Benfield and Benfield Research and serves as the accounting interface with Gallagher Benefit Services.

Heather Carr
Graphics Coordinator
Administrative Assitant

Supports strategic communication and consulting efforts with concentration on graphics development.



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