Global Benefits Group (GBG) | August 03, 2022
Global Benefits Group (GBG) announced today that Sheldon Kenton will join GBG as Group Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2022. Mr. Kenton has had a 25-year career in the global health and insurance segment and was most recently the President & CEO of GeoBlue, the joint venture in the United States between BUPA and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Organization. At the same time, he also served as Managing Director of Bupa Global. Prior to joining Bupa in 2016 he had a long career at Cigna Global spanning roles responsible for its business in Europe, the Middle East and Asia as well as Chief Commercial Officer for Cigna Global North America with functional global responsibility for sales.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead such a great company as GBG and look forward to taking advantage of the tremendous opportunities in our markets as the world emerges from such a challenging few years. I want to thank Chris, the GBG executive team and the wider GBG team for all their hard work and I look forward to the future with great enthusiasm. GBG brings together a combination of world class capabilities, talented employees and unique, long-term distribution and insurance partner relationships. These assets position the company to grow its leadership standing within its existing markets and carve out new and exciting opportunities in new markets."
-Sheldon Kenton, Chief Executive Officer,Global Benefits Group.
Chris DiSipio, the current CEO of GBG, will join the Board of the holding company, as Non-Executive Chairman.
I am very pleased to be able to welcome an executive of Sheldon's caliber and segment experience to lead GBG, said Chris DiSipio. As we enter a post-COVID growth phase, Sheldon is the perfect fit to lead GBG into its next chapter. I am also personally excited to join the Board where I will be able to ensure a smooth transition into 2023.
Eric W. Leathers, a founding partner of majority GBG shareholder Further Global Capital Management said, We are thrilled to welcome Sheldon as the new CEO of GBG. He brings a wealth of international private medical insurance expertise and relationships to GBG which will help take the business to the next level of growth and profitability. We also want to thank Chris for his tremendous efforts in stewarding GBG through an unprecedented period and look forward to welcoming him as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Further Global is more committed than ever to the growth and success of GBG for the benefit of its clients, reinsurance partners, employees, and other stakeholders.
Global Benefits Group (GBG) is a global insurance group that administers and underwrites international medical, life, disability, and travel insurance. With a client base that spans multinational corporations, expatriates, international schools and students, high net-worth individuals, and non-profit organizations, GBG is committed to delivering outstanding customer service to the globally mobile population. Global Benefits Group (GBG) is the marketing name for GBGI Limited and its subsidiary and affiliated companies.
CAPTRUST | June 18, 2022
The CAPTRUST Community Foundation (CCF), an employee-run 501(c)(3), announced its 2022 Charity of Choice, receiving a $100,000 grant: The Green Chair Project. Additionally, five nonprofits were selected to receive CCF national grants of $25,000 each.
Founded in 2007, the CCF's mission is to enrich the lives of children in communities we serve. Through the end of 2021, the CCF has awarded over $3.879 million in grants to charitable organizations across the country that help children. Fundraising is primarily via employee payroll deductions that are matched by CAPTRUST.
The Green Chair Project will receive a $100,000 grant to support its mission of providing the essentials of home to neighbors in need facing the challenges of homelessness, crisis, or disaster in Wake County, North Carolina. The grant will directly support Green Chair's Sweeter Dreams program, providing beds and cribs to 400 children and babies in Wake County who lack a safe place to sleep. In addition to the funding, Green Chair will receive support from CCF volunteers throughout the year.
We are so grateful to be selected as the CAPTRUST Community Foundation's 2022 Charity of Choice. The CCF's trust in our mission ensures that more children in need in Wake County, North Carolina will have a safe and comfortable place to sleep."
Jackie Craig, Green Chair's co-founder and chief executive officer
In addition to its work with The Green Chair Project, the CCF selected five charities that will receive national grants of $25,000 in 2022. The five recipients are:
Communities In Schools of Wake County. CIS Wake surrounds students in Wake County, North Carolina, with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Families Together. Families Together moves families in Wake County, North Carolina, and surrounding counties from homelessness to stable homes through mentoring, housing support, and connection to community resources.
Kinetic Kids, Inc. A San Antonio, Texas, organization that supports children with special needs and their families through adapted sports, fine arts, and educational programs.
Sunrise Day Camps Association. Sunrise supports children with cancer and their siblings nationwide through the creation and oversight of welcoming, inclusive summer day camps, year-round programs, and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free of charge.
TABLE. TABLE's mission is to create equitable access to healthy food and provide nutrition education to children in Orange County, North Carolina.
"We recognize the immense needs of children across our communities as we all recover from the effects of COVID-19," said Philip D'Unger, president of the CCF and manager, wealth planning, at CAPTRUST. "We are incredibly excited and fortunate to work with this year's Charity of Choice, The Green Chair Project, as well as the national grant recipients, who all do amazing work in their respective communities."
About the CAPTRUST Community Foundation
The CAPTRUST Community Foundation was organized in 2007 to provide CAPTRUST employees with opportunities to participate as a group in community outreach efforts. The foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.
CAPTRUST is an independent registered investment advisor founded in 1997 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The firm provides investment management, financial planning, estate planning, and tax advisory and compliance for individuals and families. For retirement plan sponsors, endowments, foundations, and religious entities, CAPTRUST offers investment advisory services, fiduciary support, plan design, provider analysis/fee benchmarking, and employee advice programs. With more than 1,100 employees across 70 locations nationwide, CAPTRUST oversees more than $100 billion in assets under management and more than $750 billion in assets under advisement (as of March 31, 2022).
Washington Technology Industry Association | May 21, 2022
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a robust, equity-centered technology sector that empowers thriving communities, announced sea.citi, a tech industry nonprofit that promotes civic engagement and builds relationships between community, government and innovation workers, has merged with the organization. sea.citi will retain its brand and mission, and be governed by a WTIA steering committee that will initially consist of current sea.citi board members.
sea.citi's membership is made up of tech companies representing more than 150,000 local workers. The organization increases civic involvement within the tech workforce by engaging in local elections through nonpartisan content, workshops, and get-out-the-vote campaigns. sea.citi has helped distribute nearly $500,000 to local education programs that focus on digital equity and career-connected learning. Seated at the intersection of tech and community, sea.citi is driving important conversations about building a stronger, more vibrant, and equitable region for all.
sea.citi has made a significant impact in the region, driving widespread community engagement within the tech sector and serving as an influential voice on key civic issues. There are many synergies between our organizations, including our focus on activating the tech community and building pathways for action in the private and public sectors. We are proud to carry forward sea.citi initiatives that build civic engagement and productive working relationships among technology companies, government agencies and community-based organizations."
Michael Schutzler, CEO of WTIA
"Joining WTIA provides sea.citi a tremendous opportunity to continue to build stronger community ties with the tech workforce," said sea.citi Board President Eileen Sullivan. "Our region is at an inflection point as we recover from the pandemic. After four successful years of tapping into the expertise and energy of tech and innovation workers, we think WTIA has the leadership and resources to take sea.citi to the next level. WTIA is a strong advocate for the tech industry and tech workers, and we are confident that this partnership will continue to bolster collaboration in our community."
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) isa consortium that includes a not-for-profit member trade association, a not-for-profit tech apprenticeship intermediary (Apprenti), and a for-profit corporation providing business services (HRBI). The organization's mission is to foster a robust, equity-centered technology sector that empowers thriving communities. We recruit technology companies and allies that view diversity as a competitive advantage, value collaboration as essential to sustainable growth, and fully embrace the opportunity to partner with and empower the communities in which we operate.