Executives

Rebecca A. McLaughlan President & CEO

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Becky McLaughlan is the President & CEO of Health & Benefits for Marsh & McLennan Agency | Michigan. She has over thirty years of experience in the employee benefits field, particularly in the development, analysis, evaluation and implementation of group benefit programs for mid-sized public and private organizations. Becky has significant expertise in the areas of health plan design and funding, managed care, wellbeing, financial analysis and consumer driven health plan strategies.

Joining the firm in 1999, Becky has served in a variety of leadership roles, from Principal Shareholder & Practice Leader, to Managing Director, Vice President and now President & CEO. Becky maintains our standard of excellence in service and thought leadership, leading professional development initiatives for our Account Director team, and ensuring the awareness and use of best practices. This includes involvement with key national and regional initiatives of Marsh & McLennan Agency.

William D. Wentworth Vice President

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William D. Wentworth is the vice president of Marketing & Sales for Marsh & McLennan Agency | Michigan. With a wide range of experience and expertise in strategic planning and the design, administration and funding of group benefit programs for mid-sized public and private organizations, Bill is widely regarded as an innovator in the area of group benefit planning.

In 1997, Bill co-founded McGraw Wentworth to serve the unique group benefit needs of Michigan’s mid-size organizations. In nineteen short years, MMA Michigan grew from three employees and no clients, to an award-winning firm with over 90 employee and over 220 clients. MMA Michigan was acquired in December 2012 by Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC. As vice president, Bill continues to oversee the strategic growth and development of the locally-focused firm which now has the added expertise and resources of a global consultant.

Laura Berkaw Plan Analyst Manager

Laura Berkaw has over fifteen years in the employee benefits industry, during which she has gained experience in account management, corporate strategy and client services. She has extensive experience with BenefitPoint and previously served as an educator at NetVU user conferences. As Plan Analyst Manager, Laura serves as an advocate for her team in their pursuit to identify and create industry-leading tools and templates which deliver analytics to help clients make strategic benefit decisions. She focuses on developing a high-performing team and collaborates with co-workers as they strive for excellence.  

Karen Childs Client Services

Karen Childs has more than fifteen years of industry experience. Karen effectively addresses complex challenges associated with employers of all sizes and structures including public sector, professional associations, non-profits, privately held and start up companies, and multi-state national operations..

Named Manager of Client Services because of her exceptional practice standards, Karen empowers a growing team of Account Managers to help them fulfill the MMA Michigan service commitment. She regularly assesses the workload of each team member, reviews the skill sets of each individual, helps establish the annual training schedule to address any gaps or prepare for new industry developments, and brings in subject matter experts as appropriate.