Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Technology Meets Human Resources

Make managing human resources more efficient - and your job easier. Learn how EBS is taking benefits into the future while still offering the person-to-person attention you depend on.

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Our Team

We're not your average brokers. And that's a good thing.

Kevin Grace

Vice President of Sales

Early Years

Kevin grew up in Crofton Maryland, and it's safe to say his parents wanted him to experience a devout Catholic education. Kevin attended St. Pius X grade school, Dematha High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School (whether he ever experienced "the ruler" we have no idea). Kevin lettered in football, lacrosse and wresting, then went on to Salisbury University, where he made one of his toughest decisions ever - to put sports on hold to concentrate on earning a business degree.

What we know about Kevin:

He's practically the EBS mascot.

Kevin, a seasoned employee benefits consultant and top producer, has been recognized for his ability to develop new business in a consultative sales process. He also delivers high-quality, cost-effective creative solutions and services that result in many of EBS's many long lasting client relationships. How does Kevin manage all of this? Well, we humbly admit Kevin's extensive employee benefits knowledge includes (but is not limited to) plan designs, cost containment strategies, alternate funding, market trends, ACA compliance, technology decision support analytics, and technology based employee communications, so he juggles with ease and professionalism. He hopes to leverage his extensive charisma in his bid to become the next Oriole Bird mascot.

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Fun Facts

I was the high school prom king. True.

I once held the record for the 6 and under backstroke. Crofton Swim and Tennis Club has never been the same.

I love any outdoor activity. Trail running and mountain biking are my favorites, but toss the coin and I'm in.

All of the mushy stuff is reserved for my family. To me, spending as much time with my young family as possible is the definition of quality time.

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Leo Gallagher

Managing Partner

Early Years

Leo is definitely one to learn from experience. Case in point: at age five, a curious bear followed Leo and family for several hours during a hike in Yellowstone National Park. When 6, he was separated from his family while traveling in San Felipe Mexico-at 10:00 p.m. (couldn't find them for hours). After all of that, Leo figured, why not hitch a ride to Tijuana Mexico in the trunk of a 1977 Chevrolet Impala to hang out with friends? Just seemed natural. While traveling with his family in Paris at age 21, Leo crashed a private party on Thanksgiving holiday (he knew not one stich of French but befriended another party goer and hung out dancing until dawn). But this kid is sharp. As an adult, he avoids crashing parties, Mexico, bears and car trunks! (Truth or Dare?)

What we know about Leo.

Life on the bright side has its benefits.

Not one to choose traditional ensembles, Leo prefers bright complements to his attire. A purple stripe here, a happy print there. But life on the bright side comes with careful planning. His approach to benefits is much the same. With 14 years in health and welfare under his belt, Leo joined partners Robert and Ryan at what was once Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Their partnership grew a small "Mom and Pop shop" to the fastest-growing benefits office in the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, and Leo lead negotiations to purchase the company in 2010, forming EBS of Maryland.

Leo earned his stripes on the ancillary carrier side selling group disability, life and dental contracts for Assurant Employee Benefits. Prior to his benefits career, Leo spent five years as an Area Sales representative, Territory Manager and Assistant Channel Marketing Manager for Black and Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group for their Home Depot Account.

When he is not working, Leo enjoys spending time with his wife, cooking, playing golf, and traveling.

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Erin Keeler

Client Advisor

Early years

Erin grew up in the small coastal town of Mashpee, Massachusetts on the island of Cape Cod. Growing up as middle child between two brothers helped shape the determined personality she holds today. Growing up with a love of winter sports Erin decided to head north to a small state college in the mountains of Vermont.

What we know about Erin

Upon graduation, Erin jumped right into the insurance industry as a group rep for the top disability carrier known as UNUM. After 10+ years as a wholesale group rep, Erin decided to take a leap and start her own business. After many years of managing her own employee benefits firm Erin decided to join the EBS team in 2013 to take advantage of all the services, tools and resources that are now required to stay a front runner in this ever changing industry. With now close to 20 years experience, Erin's clients say her attention to detail, industry experience along with a strong ability to deliver solid solutions are most important to them when managing their benefits program. Erin truly enjoys helping her clients with all aspects of their benefits. As part of the EBS team she is very excited over the opportunity of growing our presence in Eastern NC.

Read more

Fun Facts

She's a triple threat. I can still pull off a triple axel in any ice rink so bring it Dorothy Hamill!

She kills it at the mic. I'm an undiscovered local Karaoke celebrity.

She has a Swede tooth. I eat on average 3,450 Swedish Fish per year.

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Kelli Argo

Client Care Specialist

Early Years:

Born in Maryland, Kelli is the oldest of three sisters. Always one to stay active, this kid sashayed her way into dance class at age five and kept dancing for 10 years! Kelli also played high school softball and, later, actively sought out adventure by studying abroad in Spain for three wonderful months while a student at the University of Delaware.

What we know about Kelli

After college, Kelli embarked on a career as a reporter for a weekly paper in Dover, Delaware. It took her just three years to realize the small salary wasn't going to cut it forever. After bartending to pay off debts, she ditched the booze and became dazzled by the world of insurance. "For seven years, I worked for State Farm and, as cheesy as it sounds, I really became that good neighbor my clients could count on."

After working as a benefits advisor and training specialist for KELLY, she joined EBS in early 2017. "For the first time ever, I feel like I've found my forever work home. I look forward to servicing our clients and helping our team grow the business for years to come." Aw, shucks. We feel the same way!

Read more

Fun Facts

Good Fake! One night, I asked this guy Eric to be my pretend boyfriend to keep a creepy older gentleman from hitting on me at a bar. It became pretty obvious he wasn't actually my boyfriend when we later exchanged numbers! No matter. The pretend boyfriend is now my husband!

Ok . . . Another Good Fake! I have a tiny tattoo on my foot, but my decision to get one was far from spontaneous. I wore a fake tattoo for a week to make sure I liked it first.

Getting Real. I am obsessed with being a mom. I never knew I could love a person so much. Madison "Maddie" has my heart! Eric - don't be jealous!

Just No. I am far from a picky eater but strongly dislike peas. They are gross.

More Team Members
  • Kevin Grace

    Vice President of Sales

    Early Years

    Kevin grew up in Crofton Maryland, and it's safe to say his parents wanted him to experience a devout Catholic education. Kevin attended St. Pius X grade school, Dematha High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School (whether he ever experienced "the ruler" we have no idea). Kevin lettered in football, lacrosse and wresting, then went on to Salisbury University, where he made one of his toughest decisions ever - to put sports on hold to concentrate on earning a business degree.

    What we know about Kevin:

    He's practically the EBS mascot.

    Kevin, a seasoned employee benefits consultant and top producer, has been recognized for his ability to develop new business in a consultative sales process. He also delivers high-quality, cost-effective creative solutions and services that result in many of EBS's many long lasting client relationships. How does Kevin manage all of this? Well, we humbly admit Kevin's extensive employee benefits knowledge includes (but is not limited to) plan designs, cost containment strategies, alternate funding, market trends, ACA compliance, technology decision support analytics, and technology based employee communications, so he juggles with ease and professionalism. He hopes to leverage his extensive charisma in his bid to become the next Oriole Bird mascot.

    Fun Facts

    I was the high school prom king. True.

    I once held the record for the 6 and under backstroke. Crofton Swim and Tennis Club has never been the same.

    I love any outdoor activity. Trail running and mountain biking are my favorites, but toss the coin and I'm in.

    All of the mushy stuff is reserved for my family. To me, spending as much time with my young family as possible is the definition of quality time.

    More Team Members
  • Leo Gallagher

    Managing Partner

    Early Years

    Leo is definitely one to learn from experience. Case in point: at age five, a curious bear followed Leo and family for several hours during a hike in Yellowstone National Park. When 6, he was separated from his family while traveling in San Felipe Mexico-at 10:00 p.m. (couldn't find them for hours). After all of that, Leo figured, why not hitch a ride to Tijuana Mexico in the trunk of a 1977 Chevrolet Impala to hang out with friends? Just seemed natural. While traveling with his family in Paris at age 21, Leo crashed a private party on Thanksgiving holiday (he knew not one stich of French but befriended another party goer and hung out dancing until dawn). But this kid is sharp. As an adult, he avoids crashing parties, Mexico, bears and car trunks! (Truth or Dare?)

    What we know about Leo.

    Life on the bright side has its benefits.

    Not one to choose traditional ensembles, Leo prefers bright complements to his attire. A purple stripe here, a happy print there. But life on the bright side comes with careful planning. His approach to benefits is much the same. With 14 years in health and welfare under his belt, Leo joined partners Robert and Ryan at what was once Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Their partnership grew a small "Mom and Pop shop" to the fastest-growing benefits office in the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, and Leo lead negotiations to purchase the company in 2010, forming EBS of Maryland.

    Leo earned his stripes on the ancillary carrier side selling group disability, life and dental contracts for Assurant Employee Benefits. Prior to his benefits career, Leo spent five years as an Area Sales representative, Territory Manager and Assistant Channel Marketing Manager for Black and Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group for their Home Depot Account.

    When he is not working, Leo enjoys spending time with his wife, cooking, playing golf, and traveling.

  • Erin Keeler

    Client Advisor

    Early years

    Erin grew up in the small coastal town of Mashpee, Massachusetts on the island of Cape Cod. Growing up as middle child between two brothers helped shape the determined personality she holds today. Growing up with a love of winter sports Erin decided to head north to a small state college in the mountains of Vermont.

    What we know about Erin

    Upon graduation, Erin jumped right into the insurance industry as a group rep for the top disability carrier known as UNUM. After 10+ years as a wholesale group rep, Erin decided to take a leap and start her own business. After many years of managing her own employee benefits firm Erin decided to join the EBS team in 2013 to take advantage of all the services, tools and resources that are now required to stay a front runner in this ever changing industry. With now close to 20 years experience, Erin's clients say her attention to detail, industry experience along with a strong ability to deliver solid solutions are most important to them when managing their benefits program. Erin truly enjoys helping her clients with all aspects of their benefits. As part of the EBS team she is very excited over the opportunity of growing our presence in Eastern NC.

    Fun Facts

    She's a triple threat. I can still pull off a triple axel in any ice rink so bring it Dorothy Hamill!

    She kills it at the mic. I'm an undiscovered local Karaoke celebrity.

    She has a Swede tooth. I eat on average 3,450 Swedish Fish per year.

    More Team Members
  • Kelli Argo

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years:

    Born in Maryland, Kelli is the oldest of three sisters. Always one to stay active, this kid sashayed her way into dance class at age five and kept dancing for 10 years! Kelli also played high school softball and, later, actively sought out adventure by studying abroad in Spain for three wonderful months while a student at the University of Delaware.

    What we know about Kelli

    After college, Kelli embarked on a career as a reporter for a weekly paper in Dover, Delaware. It took her just three years to realize the small salary wasn't going to cut it forever. After bartending to pay off debts, she ditched the booze and became dazzled by the world of insurance. "For seven years, I worked for State Farm and, as cheesy as it sounds, I really became that good neighbor my clients could count on."

    After working as a benefits advisor and training specialist for KELLY, she joined EBS in early 2017. "For the first time ever, I feel like I've found my forever work home. I look forward to servicing our clients and helping our team grow the business for years to come." Aw, shucks. We feel the same way!

    Fun Facts

    Good Fake! One night, I asked this guy Eric to be my pretend boyfriend to keep a creepy older gentleman from hitting on me at a bar. It became pretty obvious he wasn't actually my boyfriend when we later exchanged numbers! No matter. The pretend boyfriend is now my husband!

    Ok . . . Another Good Fake! I have a tiny tattoo on my foot, but my decision to get one was far from spontaneous. I wore a fake tattoo for a week to make sure I liked it first.

    Getting Real. I am obsessed with being a mom. I never knew I could love a person so much. Madison "Maddie" has my heart! Eric - don't be jealous!

    Just No. I am far from a picky eater but strongly dislike peas. They are gross.

    More Team Members

As employee benefits brokers, our core competency is to provide you access to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance products. We help you navigate employee benefits through automated technologies that streamline and automate the process, such as integrated payroll, enrollment platforms, benefits administration, and Human Resource Information Systems. We keep you out of the penalty zone by advising you and providing solutions to meet your ERISA and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, including reporting and distributing notices. We protect your bottom line by providing financially-focused and strategic planning, cost containment strategies, and risk management. We back all of this up with incredible customer service that is with you every step of the way. We are Employee Benefit Services. We are easier, better, smarter.