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Disability and Productivity Consultant
Growing up in a small Alaskan town instilled a love of the outdoors and an independent spirit in Brenda Smith. Her tight-woven community also exposed her to the ramifications of job loss and disability and the toll they can take on a family. This empathy for others led her to the field of human resources, where she gained experience in benefits, staffing and overall operations.
Her insights into the benefits world and background in customer experience led her to work with the Workplace PossibilitiesSM team as a disability and productivity consultant. In this role since 2014, Brenda helps insurance advisors implement the Workplace Possibilities program with employers. She also investigates the best options for ergonomic equipment vendors to implement employee accommodations and on-boards consultants who help support The Standard's customers.
When not at work, Brenda spends time with her husband, two children and dog, tests healthy recipes or watches college or professional football. She and her family also volunteer their time at the Oregon Food Bank.