Virtual Conference

Power Up: Benefits Strategies and Innovation Virtual Conference

Tuesday, August 24 - Thursday, August 26, 2021
Virtual Conference, Online
Power Up: Benefits Strategies and Innovation Virtual Conference

Who Should Attend

This virtual conference is well-suited for benefits professionals serving plans and participants in the U.S., including:

  • Members of ISCEBS
  • CEBS graduates and students
  • Corporate members of the International Foundation
  • Benefits and HR professionals
  • Third-party administrators, insurance professionals and other service providers
  • Benefits and HR consultants


Ignite your learning experience by attending sessions whenever it is convenient for you. 

  • Session recordings—Not able to watch the sessions right away? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to 30 days.
  • Ask the experts—Come prepared with your questions to ask the speakers during live sessions.
  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation. 
  • Access anytime—The virtual environment will be open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.

Session Details and Handouts


  • Paul E. Ashley, CEBS SVP & Advisor FirstPerson
  • Dana B. Baker, M.B.A. Director, Complex Care Program Mayo Clinic
  • Douglas A. Bertossi, CEBS, CPA Principal CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Deb Friesen, M.D., M.B.A., FACP Physician Advisor, Customer Clinical Solutions, National Sales & Account Management Kaiser Permanente
  • Steven E. Grieb, J.D., CEBS, ISCEBS-Fellow, CEBS Compliant Senior Compliance Counsel Gallagher
  • Susan A. Hayes, D.Crim.J., AHFI, CPhT, LPD Chief Executive Officer Pharmacy Investigators and Consultants
  • Katherine A. Hesse, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Partner Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP
  • David W. Hines Director of Employee Benefits Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Michael T. Joliat Shareholder Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Todd M. Kor, M.D. Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Mayo Clinic
  • Ronald S. Krupa, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Senior Manager, ACA Services Ernst & Young
  • Megan E. Nail, CEBS Compliant Vice President, Total Rewards Practice FirstPerson
  • Cheryl Nienhuis, CEBS Compliant Director, Complex Care Program Mayo Clinic
  • Pamela H. Nissen Shareholder Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Debra L. Rosenberg, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Director of Retirement Plan Consulting Stiles Financial Services
  • Cary Stimson Sr. VP of Value Transformation Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Carey R. Wooton, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Director IUE-CWA Pension Fund

Continuing Education

CEBS Compliance Credit:

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Educational sessions at this program qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. CEBS graduates should self-report credits based on each full session attended. Visit for additional information.

Other Continuing Education Credit:
HRCI and SHRM credit will be available for attendance at live educational sessions.  Insurance credit is not available for this conference.  If you are seeking continuing education credit for another profession or designation, please contact the Continuing Education Department at (262) 786-6710, option 2.  Note: Requests made for continuing education credit do not guarantee administration of credit.


​Note: This virtual conference is not included in the membership promotion for joining or renewing your 2022 membership.
Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

US $495.00 US $645.00