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Jeff Sharp Receives Honor for Second Consecutive Year
December 8, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group would like to congratulate Jeff Sharp on being named Medical Economics’ 150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors for a second consecutive year.

This rare honor is based on a Financial Advisor’s knowledge and experience, fee arrangements, minimum portfolio requirements and being in good standing with the SEC and the FINRA.

Jeff has been with SilverStone Group since 1991 and is a Principal in the Private Client Wealth and Investments division, helping clients with qualified plan investments, corporate business continuity planning and private client life insurance and investments. Jeff serves on the M Wealth Advisory Board and is active in the Omaha Estate Planning Council and the Washington D.C.-based Association for Advanced Life Underwriting. He currently serves as President of the Westside Schools Foundation and co-chaired the 2008 Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive with his wife, Becky.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

Joe Freeman Earns ASP Certification
December 8, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group is pleased to announce that Joe Freeman successfully passed the Fundamentals of Safety examination to earn the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) credential.

The ASP credential is issued by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as part of the process to obtain the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation.

Joe has almost five years of experience in the areas of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance audits, manufacturing safety, loss control and training program development, with emphasis on safety and environmental concerns.

Joe is certified in General Industry Standards for OSHA and is a member of the Greater Omaha Safety Council. He has also completed Forklift Instructor and Fall Protection Competent Person training.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

John Marshall Earns CRM Certification
November 30, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group is pleased to announce that John Marshall recently attained the designation of Certified Risk Manager (CRM).

Fewer than 2,600 insurance professionals out of over one million are Certified Risk Managers, making John a member of an elite group who has passed this series of examinations. John has utilized the knowledge gained during the last four years of his training to develop a proprietary risk management process that helps healthcare and educational organizations identify and control business risk.

In addition to serving as a Principal and head of the Healthcare Risk Services division for SilverStone Group, John is also an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

Suzie Tolzin Promoted to Vice President of Group Benefits
November 29, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Suzie Tolzin from Account Manager to Vice President in our Group Benefits division.

With over 19 years of experience in Group Benefits, Suzie has developed into one of the premier management professionals in the Sioux Falls region. She has worked extensively with large, sophisticated clients who utilize a self-funded approach to benefits plans.

Suzie is a current member and the past President of the Sioux Falls Downtown Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Fellow for Dedicated Humanitarian Services award given by Lions Club International.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

Kristin Nollett Named to New Position
November 25, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group announces the addition of Kristin Nollett as an Account Administrator in the Group Benefits department.

Kristin served as SilverStone Group’s First Impressions Coordinator for the past two years, demonstrating exemplary customer service for guests, clients and prospects. In her new position, Kristin will assist both Account Managers and Account Administrators in our small group practice providing support and service in the areas of healthcare management and retention for employers of fifty employees and under.  She will also be responsible for generating quotes and the service of individual policies.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

Dan LaRock Promoted to Vice President of Group Benefits
November 25, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group proudly announces the promotion of Dan LaRock from Account Executive to Vice President in our Group Benefits division.

Dan was previously the lead account executive for the South Dakota employee benefits division. He joined SilverStone Group in 2006 and works with employers with complicated funding arrangements and large, multi-site organizations. Dan spent the previous 12 years in professional public relations, fundraising and consulting positions.

Dan is a 2002 graduate of the Leadership Sioux Falls program. He serves on the Boards of Kilian Community College, Children’s Care Hospital and School and Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

Lisa Brinkman Joins the Accounting Team
November 25, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Brinkman to the Accounting Department.

Lisa joins our team as an Accounting Processor, with responsibility for the reconciliation of surplus lines tax and account reporting for fifty states. She will also process property and casualty company payables, direct bill commission payments and provide additional support to the Accounting Department.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Sponsors South Dakota Healthcare Summit
November 12, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  On December 9, 2009 SilverStone Group will host the South Dakota Healthcare Summit, which will feature Dr. Blake Curd, Surgeon at Orthopaedic Institute and State Legislator for South Dakota, Dr. Jim Canedy, CEO of SimplyWell, Steve Martin, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Tony Sorrentino, Regulatory Compliance and General Counsel for SilverStone Group and John Marshall, Principal of Healthcare Risk Services, Litigation Issues and Tort Reform for SilverStone Group.

This distinguished panel of experts will provide a straightforward view of the current status of healthcare reform options. They will share their perspective on current government healthcare proposals and will attempt to help companies understand the direction business is heading and steps organizations can take to prepare for – or impact – the various outcomes.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Receives Governor’s Excellence in…
October 27, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  On October 27, Rococo Theatre, WorkWell and the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department honored SilverStone Group with a Governor’s Excellence in Wellness Award at the Grower’s level.

The Grower Award recognizes organizations that “grow the seeds of wellness” for employees. SilverStone Group was one of twenty-seven Nebraska employers being honored for their exceptional progress in improving health and increasing healthy behaviors.

“These awards recognize employers for their serious commitment to employee well-being, “Gov. Heineman said. “Prevention and wellness efforts in the workplace have produced higher productivity, better employee satisfaction and helped control health care costs. Wellness works every time and these programs are helping more Nebraskans lead healthier lives.”

Factors considered for the award included the level of support for the program by company leaders, assessment of employee needs, wellness plan design, outcomes and benefits, and policies supporting healthy behaviors.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

Corbin Heads SilverStone Group’s Des Moines Initiative
October 12, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group, a full service resource management organization with more than 60 years of dedicated service, is proud to announce the expansion of services to the Des Moines, Iowa area. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the Firm maintains offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Our 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Our team is comprised of consultants, financial planners, actuaries, underwriters, accountants, attorneys and human resource professionals.

Jamie Corbin, Director of Financial Institutions for the Executive Benefits division, will oversee the Des Moines office, located at Three Fountains Office Park, 4401 Westown Parkway, Suite 310 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Jamie has worked in the financial service industry for over 27 years, the past 19 years with banks across the country to deliver retail and institutional insurance solutions for banks and their customers. In 2002, Jamie co-founded a firm specializing in Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI), a unique niche within the insurance arena. Working with the Executive Benefits team, Jamie will introduce BOLI to community banks in Iowa, Nebraska and surrounding states, providing solutions to the employee benefit cost and financial challenges that community banks face.

At SilverStone Group, our goal is to analyze the virtually unlimited number of facts that can impact your business and/or personal financial decisions and create achievable solutions. Only then can a company clearly understand its options and feel truly comfortable about its decisions. That is Wisdom at Work. That is why clients choose SilverStone Group.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names Peacher
October 8, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group announces the addition of Paula Peacher as a Senior Consultant in the Human Capital department.

Paula has more than 25 years of experience in human resource professional and leadership positions. She assists clients with total reward strategies, competitive market analysis, human resource compliance and other related human resource activities. As a consultant, Paula provides professional advice and support that allows smaller organizations to staff their human resource functions at an administrative level.

Paula holds the designation of Certified Compensation Specialist (CCP).

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group partners with ProAssurance to offer…
September 3, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group, a full-service, resource management organization, is developing strategies to actually avoid the purchase of insurance.

SilverStone Group has partnered with ProAssurance to provide an educational risk management seminar designed to help organizations strategize for success while avoiding roadblocks regarding healthcare reform.

On October 16, 2009 SilverStone Group will host a risk management seminar entitled “Healthcare Summit,” which will feature Dr. Jim Canedy, CEO of SimplyWell, Steve Martin, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Tony Sorrentino, Regulatory Compliance and General Counsel for SilverStone Group and John Marshall, Principal of Healthcare Risk Services, Litigation Issues and Tort Reform for SilverStone Group.

This distinguished panel of experts will provide a straightforward view of the current status of healthcare reform options. They will share their perspective on the current government healthcare proposals and will attempt to help companies understand the direction business is heading and what organizations can do to prepare for or impact the various outcomes.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names Rush
August 26, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Rush as a Service Specialist in the Group Benefits department.

Julie has over 14 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in complicated employee benefit plan design, self-funded medical plan implementation, acquisitions and other complex client requirements. She is a liaison for clients and their carriers with regard to benefits, service and employee relations.

Julie holds the professional designations of Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC).

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Increases Knowledge of Safety…
June 25, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group hosted an IS-BAO workshop on Thursday, June 18, which was one of the larger of its kind held this year.

The workshop, hosted by Kathy Perfetti, IS-BAO Standards Manager, included discussion of IS-BAO background, standards, implementation process and development of the operator’s safety management system. Participants included a mix of commercial and corporate operations traveling from Connecticut, California, Tennessee and Minnesota, as well as local operators from Nebraska and Iowa. Kathy holds these workshops in locations worldwide.

SilverStone Group was pleased to host this workshop as part of their ongoing support for their aviation clients and the aviation industry. SilverStone Group’s aviation team is the first in the insurance industry to offer support to individual aviation operations for the implementation of custom-tailored safety management programs.

The recent addition of Nathan Predoehl as the Director of Safety Management Systems (SMS) for SilverStone Group’s Aviation Risk Services division brings over 25 years of aviation experience to our organization. Nate served most recently as President and founder of Strato-Ops LLC, a Nebraska-based consulting firm. His expertise in the industry and many certifications (including Airline Transport Pilot and IS-BAO Auditor and Implementer), plus 10,000+ hours of flight time, allow him to conduct in-depth audits for both corporate and on-demand commercial flight departments throughout the United States. He is a Certified Flight instructor, which provides a unique perspective on safety management for air carriers.

Nate is currently focused on the development of SMS programs for aviation providers of all sizes, with an eye to the November 2010 deadline established by the International Civil Aviation Organization for compliance with SMS practices. Nate is a key contributor to the SilverStone Group Aviation Team, which provides comprehensive audit services and specialized risk management intervention strategies designed to complement SMS compliance requirements.

About IBAC
IBAC is a non-profit, non-governmental association which represents, promotes and protects the interests of business aviation in international policy and regulatory forums. IBAC was founded on June 15, 1981 at a meeting in London; it was incorporated as the International Business Aviation Council, Ltd. in the District of Columbia as a non-profit corporation on June 25, 1981. Its Bylaws were ratified September 14, 1981 in Anaheim, California. There were five founding members of IBAC, now called the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA), the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the German Business Aviation Association (GBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) of the U.S. Since incorporation, IBAC has welcomed aboard the Australian Business Aircraft Association (ABAA), the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG), the Business Aviation Association for India (BAAI), the Business Aviation Association of Southern Africa (BAASA), the EBAA-France (EBAA-F), the Italian Business Aircraft Association (IBAA), and the Japan Business Aviation Association (JBAA).

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names Wulf
June 19, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group announces the addition of Vicki Wulf as an Account Manager in the Group Benefits department.

Vicki has 25 years of experience in underwriting and risk management, account management and personnel management. She specializes in benefit comparison and financial analysis for various group insurance arrangements. Vicki has a strong technical background allowing her to thoroughly analyze issues and develop creative plan designs.

Vicki holds the designation of Group Benefits Associate (GBA).

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Introduces Predoehl
June 5, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  Nathan Predoehl is the Director of Safety Management Systems (SMS) for SilverStone Group’s Aviation Risk Services division.

He brings over 25 years of aviation experience to our organization, most recently as President and founder of Strato-Ops LLC, a Nebraska-based consulting firm. Nate’s expertise in the industry, his many certifications (including Airline Transport Pilot and IS-BAO Auditor and Implementer) plus 10,000+ hours of flight time, allows him to conduct in-depth audits for both corporate and on-demand commercial flight departments throughout the United States. He is a Certified Flight instructor, which provides a unique perspective on safety management for air carriers. Nate is currently focused on the development of SMS programs for aviation providers of all sizes, with an eye to the November 2010 deadline established by the International Civil Aviation Organization for compliance with SMS practices. Nate works closely with the SilverStone Group Aviation Team to provide comprehensive audit services and specialized risk management intervention strategies designed to complement SMS compliance requirements.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Introduces Lembke
May 8, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  Bob Lembke has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years as an underwriter, agent and Risk Management Director.

After an early, but short retirement, he operated his own private risk management consulting service for seven years, offering in-depth risk management consultations to a wide variety of clients. Bob now brings his expertise in corporate risk management to SilverStone Group. Working within the Property and Casualty division, he provides in-depth management consulting for SilverStone Group clients and for fee-based independent engagements. Specializing in construction industry risk management, Bob brings a unique and objective perspective to the mitigation and insurance of risk. Bob is licensed as both a consultant and an agent and has earned the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Risk Management.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Honored with Two Awards
April 1, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group’s Group Benefits division was recently honored with the second place Largest Net Growth award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.

In addition, Group received the second place Group Sales award, which honors companies that exhibit excellence in sales and total premium written with BCBSNE in 2008. SilverStone Group received second place in this category last year and first place in 2007.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Among the Best of B2B
April 1, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group has been voted the #1 Employee Benefit Company in the 2009 Best of B2B® contest.

The Best of B2B® awards originated in 1992. Since then, Omaha Magazine has partnered with its readers to determine a list of best businesses and services offered throughout the city of Omaha. SilverStone Group is honored to have received the first place award in 2008 as well as second place in 2007.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Promotes Barb Dale
March 16, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group proudly announces the promotion of Barb Dale to Director of Operations for Property & Casualty.

Barb began her career with SilverStone Group in 1992 as Supervisor of the Commercial Service Unit. Her dedication to client service and understanding of operational efficiency led to series of promotions as Barb began to expand her areas of responsibility.

Barb will retain responsibility for the overall daily activities of the operations staff in the Property & Casualty Division, while increasing her responsibilities for the integration of strategic initiatives into operations. To improve and maintain optimal operational efficiencies, Barb will coordinate activities for the P&C Senior Management Team.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Promotes Adrian Bento
March 16, 2009

Omaha, NE  |   SilverStone Group has promoted Adrian Bento to Managing Director, Domestic & International Markets and Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions.

Since joining the firm in 2004, Adrian has been instrumental in developing strategic elements of our infrastructure as he simultaneously expanded relationships with domestic and international markets.  He has played a critical role in developing proprietary programs tailored to our industry specializations in Property & Casualty.  In addition, Adrian has been responsible for recruiting key additions to the Property & Casualty team.

This promotion not only recognizes Adrian’s past contributions, but leverages his strengths as the Firm moves forward.  In his new role, Adrian will accept additional responsibility for the strategic planning and development of both domestic and international markets and products within the Property & Casualty Division.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names Guthrie
March 16, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group announces the addition of Matt Guthrie as an Account Administrator in the Employee Benefits department.

Matt has 10 years of experience in plan design, implementation and administration. He specializes in conducting employee meetings regarding renewals and benefit changes, as well as negotiation of renewal rates with carriers.

Matt holds the designation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Promotes Dan Myers to Vice President
March 13, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group’s Dan Myers has been promoted from Account Executive to Vice President.

Dan has 23 years of experience in Employee Benefits. He specializes in sales and service of group medical, dental, disability, life, and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).  Dan is a member of the Consumer Credit Counseling Services Board of Directors and Omaha Association of Health Underwriters.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names Hirschfeld
March 9, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Hirschfeld as a Principal in our Human Capital department.

Mark has 20 years of experience in organizational consulting, executive coaching and development, business marketing and management. His expertise will provide innovative strategies for businesses and management personnel.

Mark has spoken at several “Best Places to Work” events across the United States. He is currently co-authoring a book entitled “Lucky to Work Here! How America’s Best Places to Work Succeed by Keeping Employees Engaged,” which will be published later this year.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names Moore
February 12, 2009

Omaha, NE  |   SilverStone Group is proud to announce the addition of Patricia Moore as an Account Administrator with the Employee Benefits department.

Patricia has over 20 years of experience in customer service and administration. She specializes in day-to-day administration, preparing bid specifications and renewals and coordinating communication with small group clients.

Patricia received a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names Johnson
February 12, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group has named Chris Johnson to the position of Help Desk Technician in the Information Technology department.

Johnson works as a liaison between IT and other departments, working one-on-one with Associates to resolve computer issues.

Johnson previously worked as a computer administrator for the military for four years in Fort Campbell, Kentucky and served a tour in Iraq.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Promotes Jennifer Thompson
February 2, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group has promoted Jennifer R. Thompson to Senior Benefit Analyst after just one and a half years of service.

Jennifer has over eight years of experience in the insurance industry and specializes in benefit comparisons and financial analysis for funding arrangements.

Jennifer has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is also a member of the SilverStone Group Wellness Activities Group.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Congratulates Nancy Edelman
February 2, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group congratulates Nancy Edelman on achieving the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation.

The RPLU is conferred by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and given to persons who complete the five-part study program necessary to meet the PLUS experience and ethics requirements.

Nancy is a Senior Account Administrator in our HealthCare Risk Services department. She is a member of the Omaha Chapter of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) and also holds the designation of Associate in Risk Management (ARM-P).

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 65 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits, personal insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names McCawley
January 26, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group is pleased to announce the addition of Dani McCawley to the Defined / Post-Retirement Benefits department.

Dani joins us as a Plan Administrator, responsible for the accuracy of valuation data, benefit determinations, asset reconciliations and government filings.

Dani received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.

SilverStone Group Names Hulsing
January 8, 2009

Omaha, NE  |  SilverStone Group is proud to announce the addition of a new Associate. Shelli Hulsing joins our team as a Senior Service Specialist with over 30 years of experience in the group benefits area.

Shelli works with clients of all sizes and funding arrangements, specializing in day-to-day administration, coordinating communication and implementing program changes.

Shelli has an extensive background in the insurance industry, working in the areas of claims, benefits and account management. She is also a licensed Accident and Health Insurance producer.

SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with more than 60 years of dedicated service. The company’s 185 highly-qualified associates provide human resource consulting, property and casualty, risk management, employee benefits and financial planning services to employers and individuals. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

For more information on SilverStone Group or to schedule an interview, please contact our Marketing Department at publicrelations@ssgi.com.