Amanda Grote

Client Development Executive

Amanda has over 8 years of experience in employee benefits, including time at Aetna, Optum, and HUB International in Chicago and Lockton in Washington, D.C. She works with our Benefits Consulting Team to introduce employers to our long-term strategies to save money for employers and employees, including administrative and technology solutions for clients, creating time, cost, and productivity efficiencies.

Professional Experience
BENEFIT COMMERCE GROUP, Scottsdale, AZ 2022-Present
Inc. 5000 4-Time Honoree; Healthiest Employers Since 2014; Best Places to Work 5-Time Honoree
Client Development Executive – Part of Alera Group, this firm specializes and is a thought leader in employee benefits. Largest and most experienced benefits team in the area, providing clients with advice, advocacy and results.
• Proven record of sustainable strategies to help clients, their employees and families save money on health plans. Typical client has saved $10,000+ per employee over a 5-year period, without reducing value of benefits.
• We make life easier for our clients’ HR teams, focusing on employee communication, engagement and HR technology to help them recruit and retain productive workers.
• Over 200 client awards for wellness and benefit programs in past 5 years, including: Wellness Council of Arizona and Healthiest Employers.
• We conduct annual Arizona Employee Benefits Benchmarking Survey.
• We are Title Sponsor of Phoenix division of Accelerent, a business development organization.

AETNA, Chicago 2019-2022
Account Executive

OPTUM, Chicago 2019
Communications Manager

HUB INTERNATIONAL, Chicago 2016-2019
Account Manager, Employee Benefits

LOCKTON COMPANIES, Washington, D.C. 2015-2016
Account Administrator, Employee Benefits
Intern, Employee Benefits (2014)