DCW Group’s Gearhart speaks at national employee benefits conference

BOARDMAN, Ohio (Feb. 17, 2017) – DCW Group partner Bob Gearhart, Jr., spoke as a panelist to a collection of industry peers at a national employee benefits conference in Nashville last week.

Gearhart was among an Innovation Panel at ASCEND, The Agency Growth and Leadership Summit, and was chosen to speak about how his firm has successfully migrated clients from outdated human resources processes to more efficient, software-based platforms.

“We are doing things in the Mahoning Valley that firms in Chicago and New York have been unable to successfully bring to market, and that’s why we were asked to speak at this prominent industry event,” Gearhart said. “It’s a testament to our clients for allowing us the opportunity to ask questions, listen and bring new ideas to the table.”

ASCEND is attended by 150 independent insurance agency owners to discuss industry best practices.

“Bob Gearhart is a rising leader in this industry who brings fresh & innovative thinking to the challenges employers face with their benefits. At ASCEND, he provided the other agency leaders in the audience with powerful insights and next-generation strategies to control healthcare costs and improve benefits.” said Nelson L. Griswold, Chairman of the Association for Insurance Leadership, which sponsored the conference.