Stephanie Bukata

Chief of Staff

With over 16 years of experience in client account management and insurance relations, Stephanie uses her expertise to create and implement training programs for Benefit Commerce Group’s Client Services personnel to continue their professional development.

She has performed all aspects of benefit program service and has established excellent relationships with insurance companies, other program vendors and our clients. Promoted to Chief of Staff in September 2021, she provides operational support to BCG’s Managing Partner and day-to-day leadership on strategic initiatives and large organizational projects.

She previously was Director, Training and Education, in which she created and implemented training programs for Benefit Commerce Group’s Client Services personnel to continue their professional development. Stephanie also worked closely with many Alera Group HR leaders to help implement their learning management system companywide.

Professional Experience

BENEFIT COMMERCE GROUP, Scottsdale, AZ        2009-Present
Inc. 5000 4-Time Honoree; Healthiest Employers Since 2014; Best Places to Work 5-Time Honoree
Chief of Staff – Part of the 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.

Throughout her years at Benefit Commerce Group, she has moved up from Account Manager, to Director, Client Services, to Senior Client Executive, to Director, Training & Education, prior to her current position.

ANGELONE & ASSOCIATES, Scottsdale, AZ        2007-2009
Account Manager
• Helped manage client support, including renewal initiatives and open enrollment.
• Provided day-to-day client and member support.
• Implemented technology solutions.