John Connell is responsible for the leadership and overall growth and success of EPIC’s employee benefits consulting operations across the Western U.S. Before joining EPIC, Connell spent 26 years in consulting, management and leadership positions with Jenkins Insurance and Leavitt Group.
He was appointed president of employee benefits in 1995. Previously, Connell was a senior benefits consultant with Rollins Burdick Hunter (now a part of AON Consulting). Connell started his career as a sales consultant with Canada Life Assurance.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and an MBA in finance from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.