Total Compensation Symposium

Join Greenspring, SIG, Prescott HR and First Financial Federal Credit Union as they discuss what employers are doing to attract and retain talented employees in a tight labor market and uncertain economic environment. Strategies to be discussed include refining your current offering and cultural considerations, building a multi-year benefit strategy, employee financial wellness programs, and out of the box offerings like employer sponsored student loan payment programs. Live Q&A will occur throughout the session. For SHRM® designees, (1.0) Professional Development Credit will be available after the event.

Event Date: February 28th

Event Time:

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am – Arrival, Registration, Networking, Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:00 am – Panel Discussion
  • 10:00 am – Departure

*Space is limited so please register and arrive early to ensure your spot**

Event Location: Turf Valley’s Oakdale Room

Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Panel companies and topics to be discussed:

  • Greenspring – Financial Wellness Programs
  • SIG – Developing a Multi-Year Benefit Strategy
  • Prescott HR – Leveraging Culture
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union – Benefits from an Employer’s Perspective

Greenspring Advisors is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.  This webinar qualifies for 1.00 Professional Development Credit (PDC) towards SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.  The submission recertification code will be provided at the completion of the webinar.

Registration Information:

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Richard B. Silberstein, CLU, CHFC, RHU, Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic, SIG, An Alera Group Company: Richard Silberstein is the Managing Director of the Mid-Atlantic region. An employee benefits industry veteran, Richard founded SIG, an Alera Group Company in 1999 to offer personalized, innovative, and cost-effective employee benefit solutions that meet the unique insurance needs of each of the firm’s clients. Under Richard’s strategic direction, SIG steadily has grown to become one of the leading employee benefits brokers and consultants in the country. With a team of highly skilled, licensed brokers and support staff, SIG serves more than 400 corporate clients in 45 states. Richard is a founding member of Alera Group, a firm that was formed in 2017 with 23 other like-minded, high-performing independent firms across the United States that is now the nation’s foremost independent insurance agencies.

Richard began his career in the insurance industry in 1981. In 1984, he joined Franklin/Morris Associates, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University and earned the CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) and RHU (Registered Health Underwriter) designations from the American College.

Richard is active in both his business and local communities. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Regional and National health plans to provide input for product and service offerings. He leads the East Region of Alera Group as well as the Benefit Advisors Network’s (BAN) Data Analytics Peer Group and is a member of BAN’s Marketing Peer Group. He is a member and past president of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council; member of the Board of Directors for Lexington National Insurance Company; past president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Society of Finance Professionals; past president of the McDonogh School Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of McDonogh School. Richard is also very active with the SIG Community Service Committee and enjoys working with area nonprofits including Living Classrooms, American Heart Association, South Baltimore Learning Center, Blankets for Baltimore, and many others.


Zack Hubbard, CFP®, Director of Financial Planning and Participant Engagement, Greenspring Advisors: Zack joined the firm in 2019 as a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Institutional Consulting Group. He served as the primary advisor and financial coach for employees of our Corporate Retirement Plan clients. In summer 2022, Zack was promoted to Director of Financial Planning and Participant Engagement. As Director, Zack leads a team of financial planners that help our Private Wealth advisors deliver comprehensive financial plans to their clients and also deliver personalized planning and advice to the participants in the retirement plans that our corporate retirement advisors work with. Prior to joining Greenspring, he worked in a financial planning capacity for RBC.

Kimberly Prescott, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, President, Prescott HR: Early on in her corporate HR career, Kimberly Prescott earned a reputation as a confident, fearless advisor. Kimberly noticed that while some of her HR colleagues hesitated to make the bold or tough recommendations that a situation required, she was unintimidated by sticky situations, driven to serve companies and leaders with the best advice and guidance for what to do next. Her willingness to address, head on, the issues at hand — along with her love of all things HR (employment law compliance, employee relations and business strategy) — led her to start her own HR consulting firm. Prescott HR was launched in 2015 to relentlessly handle all of the HR challenges, not just the easy ones. Kimberly brings over two decades of experience from previous HR leadership and director positions, including at Whole Foods, Social Solutions, Maxim Healthcare Services and TEKsystems.

Community and giving back is important to Kimberly. Among others, she is the Board Secretary of Leadership Howard County, Board Member of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Board Secretary of XPX Maryland, Chair of the Labor and Employment Subcommittee for the Howard County Chamber, Past President of the Community Foundation of Howard County and Board Member of the Maryland Free Enterprise Foundation.

When Kimberly is not working, she spends time with her husband and daughter, traveling and doing “research” for her podcast HR & Cocktails.

Eric Church, President & CEO First Financial Federal Credit Union: Eric P. Church started his 39-year financial career as a CPA for a local public accounting firm, Stegman & Company, in 1983.  After working with many commercial clients, with a concentration in credit unions, Mr. Church was hired by one of his clients, First Financial Federal Credit Union of Maryland, as their Vice President of Finance and Information Technology in 1994.  During his 20-year tenure in this position, he led all aspects of finance, accounting and information technology while assisting the Board of Directors in the development of strategic direction.

In January 2015, Mr. Church was named President/CEO of First Financial. He is currently responsible for management of all aspects of strategic, financial, and operational initiatives for this $1.3 billion financial institution.

He was born and raised in the Baltimore, MD area, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Certificates in Accounting and Finance.

He currently lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with his wife, Alison; they have two children.  Outside interests include sports, fitness, and travel.

Sarah Sheckells, Senior Director of Human Resources, Alera Group: Sarah is a senior human resources practitioner with experience in building HR infrastructure, transforming culture, and increasing employee engagement by creating and implementing talent acquisition, development, and retention strategies. Her demonstrated HR knowledge covers all aspects of the field including benefits and 401(k) administration, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, leadership coaching, training facilitation, compensation analysis, performance management, employee relations, and recruiting.

Over her 26 years within the financial services and insurance industries, Sarah has worked as a compensation analyst, trainer, recruiter, generalist, and HR manager while supporting multiple business lines including trading, finance, technology, risk, legal and compliance, sales, and marketing. Within her portfolio of experience, she has been responsible for the strategy and execution of wellness and inclusion programming and has operated as the senior HR advisor and executive coach to executive leadership on organizational change and employment matters. Sarah is also a regular panelist and speaker on topics like interviewing and selection strategies, coaching and professional branding, and leadership development.

Sarah holds a B.A. in Communications with Journalism and Writing minors from McDaniel College and an M.S. in Human Resources Management from Johns Hopkins University. She maintains the Certified Compensation Professional and the Society for Human Resources Certified Professional along with an Advanced Human Resources Generalist certificate. She is a candidate for the Certified Benefits Professional certification.

Through her community relations work, Sarah has a passion for helping children and young adults. She is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Family Tree of Maryland, a non-profit organization committed to preventing child abuse. She also sits on the organization’s HR Committee and the planning committee for their largest fundraiser. Sarah is class secretary for her alma mater and participates in various student events, providing guidance related to internships and career paths.

An active runner with a strong yoga practice, Sarah resides in Monkton, Maryland, with her husband and three children.

Information contained herein has been obtained from sources considered reliable, but its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. It is not intended as the primary basis for financial planning or investment decisions and should not be construed as advice meeting the particular investment needs of any investor. This material has been prepared for information purposes only and is not a solicitation or an offer to buy any security or instrument or to participate in any trading strategy. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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