Esther G. Leal
President & CEO
Leal Associates, Inc.
Esther G. Leal, President & CEO of Leal and Associates, is an accomplished employee benefits executive with 20 years of consulting and strategic planning experience. Esther provides personal attention to the unique needs of all her clients, identifying changing business needs and capturing opportunities for cost containment.
Prior to establishing Leal and Associates, Ms. Leal was Vice President of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., an international consulting organization. While at Gallagher, Ms. Leal specialized in the development of benefit plans for both private and public sector clients. Prior to that assignment she was Regional Director of Business Development at CIGNA Health and additionally worked as a sales executive in the Health Insurance Industry for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lincoln National Health Plan and Humana Healthcare.
Ms. Leal earned a Master’s of Science in Corporate Training and Development and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, both from Loyola University of Chicago. She is an honored recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. During her graduate degree studies, she spent time abroad studying global Human Resource practices at organizations such as Dow Chemical, Lloyds of London, CNA Insurance and Bain Consulting Group
Esther is a frequent speaker on healthcare/employee benefits, most recently selected to participate in 2010 Non-Profit HR conference in Washington, DC and has served as a panelist of “Power - Opening Doors for Women in Healthcare”. She is a member of Forbes Advisory Panel and a Employee Benefits Council Member of Gerson Lehrman Consultants. Her involvement with National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) assisted her with the credentialing to be recognized as a Minority Business Enterprise in 2009.
She has served on multiple Not for Profit Boards and is currently a board member of Special Olympics Illinois.
For additional information, please contact Esther Leal at: email@example.com
Dawna Harrison - V.P. Account Development
B.B.A. - Human Resources, University of North Carolina
DeAnne Glomski- Director
M.S.- Human Resources & Industrial Relations, Loyola University
B.S. - Human Resources, DePaul University
Stephanie Berkner - Account Manager
B.S.W., Colorado StateUniversity
Casey Loop - Sr. Financial Analyst
MBA. Loyola University
B.A. - Economics, University of California- Santa Cruz
Aaron Harter - Finance Practice Leader
B.B.A. - Finance, Loyola University Chicago
Regina Cotto - Account Manager
B.S., - Finance, DePaul University
Arturo Saenz- Analyst
B.A. - Economics, Loyola University Chicago