Join The Standard at the 2023 LIMRA Annual Conference
Will you be in National Harbor, MD for the 2023 LIMRA Annual Conference, Oct. 22–24? Be sure to attend these workplace benefits and life insurance breakout sessions where employees of The Standard will speak.
The Future of Work: Trends Impacting Talent and Leadership for Workplace Benefits
Monday, Oct. 23, 2023
10:40 – 11:40 a.m. ET
Erin Gorsline, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, The Standard
Erin Gorsline is a senior HR executive with over 25 years of experience helping organizations develop talent, leadership and culture as a competitive advantage. In her current role, Erin is responsible for building a highly effective business HR function and future-focused workforce strategies. She leads an experienced team of senior HR business partners who collaborate with company leaders and executives to create business value through a strategic focus on employee-centric and values-driven solutions. Prior to joining The Standard, she held HR roles at various organizations including Intel and the Nova Scotia Hospital. Erin has a B.A. from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S. Canada and a graduate-level diploma in Human Resources Management from the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology.
Unlocking the Future: Understanding What Makes Millennials and Gen Z Tick
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023
10:10 – 11:10 a.m. ET
Jackie Waller, Senior Director, Enterprise Research, The Standard
Since joining The Standard in 2013, Jackie has established an enterprise research function fueled by proprietary research spanning the areas of Employee Benefits, Retirement Plans, Thought Leadership and Customer Experience. She is an advocate for the customer and manages a team of research strategists committed to adding strategic value using insights from data and analytics, market and customer research and competitive intelligence across the enterprise.
Jackie has been passionate about using research and insights to solve business problems and identify new opportunities for close to 30 years. Prior to The Standard, she has worked in research and insights for top brands at Fortune 500 companies across several industries, including consumer packaged goods, high tech and food and beverage.
Innovating Accessibility Beyond Compliance
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023
10:10 – 11:10 a.m. ET
Barbara Aloni, CDMS, Director of The Standard’s Workplace Possibilities Program
Barbara has worked in group disability insurance for 27 years. Based in New York, she joined The Standard in 2002 as a Senior Disability Benefits Analyst before later becoming a Benefits Technical Specialist and Manager of Disability Benefits. Based on her broad experience in disability insurance and deep passion for helping others, Barbara joined the Workplace Possibilities Program in 2016 as a Disability and Productivity Consultant. In Barbara’s current role as Director, she champions the administration of The Standard’s Workplace Possibilities Program and ADAAA Accommodation Services including leading a team of consultants who implement, develop and manage these services and programs for employers.
Beyond her insurance experience, Barbara has worked for a nonprofit organization and in human resources for a major hotel brand.
Barbara graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in social psychology, holds a master’s degree in counseling from Fordham University and is a Certified Disability Management Specialist.
Dan Jolivet, Ph.D., Workplace Possibilities Practice Consultant, The Standard
Dr. Dan Jolivet started working in the behavioral health field in 1980 as he was completing a degree in mathematical statistics and wanted to get some hands-on experience in an applied scientific discipline. His first direct service job in the field was a 1981 work-study position at a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) in Seattle, where he quickly became hooked on trying to understand how people change.
Dan has held a variety of roles throughout his career. He has worked in inpatient hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, employee assistance programs and in private practice. He moved into supervision to multiply his impact and began working in managed care soon after that. He joined The Standard as its Behavioral Health Director in 2016 and says his favorite part of the job is still helping people — both claimants and people on his team — find solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
Dan received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Washington, and his master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Georgia State University.