Employee Benefit Adviser’s Wellness Advisor of the Year is Ali Payne, the 41 year-old divisional vice president, global practice leader, wellbeing and engagement for Gallagher. EBA editors asked Payne about her biggest professional accomplishment, the best thing about her job and if she had any advice for new brokers.
EBA: How many clients do you have? What is your client size? I support employers of all sizes
Payne: 100 to 25,000+ employees.
EBA: How would you describe your client base, by industry type? Where is your geographic area of focus?
Payne: I support clients across all industries and geographies.
EBA: What was your biggest personal accomplishment this past year?
Payne: My biggest personal accomplishment has been figuring out how to juggle three kids, an expanded global leadership role and living my value!
EBA: What is the best thing about your job?
Payne: The best thing about my job is the ability to be creative, innovative, and push the envelope, plus the great people I work with and for.
EBA: What’s your favorite line from a movie?
Payne: “Why did we ever stop drinking these? Because everyone else started.”
– Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
EBA: What person, alive or dead, would you want to meet and why?
Payne: P!nk, because she is a successful working mom, positive role model, and a seriously, amazing badass.
EBA: What is your morning beverage of choice?
Payne: Nitro, Cold Brew
EBA: What is your evening beverage of choice?
Payne: Surly Coffee Bender beer