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.

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.

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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.

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Emily Yeakle

Client Manager

Early Years

Born and raised in Baltimore, Emily went to Notre Dame Prep where she played field hockey and lacrosse. In fact, her love for the game had her planning on playing Division III college lacrosse. But who needs planning when you can follow your ever-changing heart? "At the very last minute, I decided to attend Virginia Tech and become a Hokie." (That's Hokie. Not hooky. Sheesh.) Good strategy, Em! At Virginia Tech, our star wore lots of orange, studied Public Relations and Marketing, and pledged Delta Gamma. (Hoki, Hoki, Hoki, Hy!)

What we know about Emily

Charmer in Charm City.

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2013 (Sola-Rex, Sola-Rah!), Emily replanted her roots right back in her hometown. Once settled in Locust Point, she ensconced herself in Baltimore life, starting with her first career at an IT staffing industry. After 2 years, Emily left staffing to join a large healthcare company -- and after about a year, landed at EBS as an Account Manager. (Team! Team! Team!)

Read more

Fun Facts

Purple passion. I am obsessed with the Ravens and my sorority voted me most likely to marry Ray Lewis.

Pepto-Bismol please! I once won an award for being a human garbage disposal. I can out-eat most people, especially when it comes to Italian food.

Puppy love. I am obsessed with my golden retriever and all golden retrievers.

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Debbie Xairavong

Client Care Specialist

Early Years

Debbie grew up in Hacienda Heights, California but moved around a lot. In fact, she was never at the same school for more than 3 years. Her family finally landed in Towson, Maryland where she aced all four years at Towson High -- scoring at least a 3.9 GPA. She also held various memberships in Baltimore County choirs, musicals, and clubs. Still, her love of beaches and California weather has never died.

What we know about Debbie

She's made serving clients a science.

Debbie holds a Biology/Pre-Med degree from the University of Maryland. Baltimore County. Her intention was to become a pediatrician. But as fate would have it, she "somehow, landed a job with Group Benefit Services." Before joining EBS as a Client Care Specialist, she spent 13 years with Group Benefit Services as an account admin then assistant manager.

Read more

Fun Facts

Nothing beats a good sweat. I work out and exercise as much as I can and I love yoga.

Unless it's great food. I also love to cook and eat! Major foodie, here.

Music rocks! I love all music, too! From classical to rock and pop -- you name it!

She's a fierce competitor. I'm super-competitive and strive for the best. Life is precious and short -- the sky is the limit!

Mom's the word. I spend as much time as I can with my six-year-old, who is my world and my heart.

More Team Members
  • 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
  • Emily Yeakle

    Client Manager

    Early Years

    Born and raised in Baltimore, Emily went to Notre Dame Prep where she played field hockey and lacrosse. In fact, her love for the game had her planning on playing Division III college lacrosse. But who needs planning when you can follow your ever-changing heart? "At the very last minute, I decided to attend Virginia Tech and become a Hokie." (That's Hokie. Not hooky. Sheesh.) Good strategy, Em! At Virginia Tech, our star wore lots of orange, studied Public Relations and Marketing, and pledged Delta Gamma. (Hoki, Hoki, Hoki, Hy!)

    What we know about Emily

    Charmer in Charm City.

    After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2013 (Sola-Rex, Sola-Rah!), Emily replanted her roots right back in her hometown. Once settled in Locust Point, she ensconced herself in Baltimore life, starting with her first career at an IT staffing industry. After 2 years, Emily left staffing to join a large healthcare company -- and after about a year, landed at EBS as an Account Manager. (Team! Team! Team!)

    Fun Facts

    Purple passion. I am obsessed with the Ravens and my sorority voted me most likely to marry Ray Lewis.

    Pepto-Bismol please! I once won an award for being a human garbage disposal. I can out-eat most people, especially when it comes to Italian food.

    Puppy love. I am obsessed with my golden retriever and all golden retrievers.

    More Team Members
  • Debbie Xairavong

    Client Care Specialist

    Early Years

    Debbie grew up in Hacienda Heights, California but moved around a lot. In fact, she was never at the same school for more than 3 years. Her family finally landed in Towson, Maryland where she aced all four years at Towson High -- scoring at least a 3.9 GPA. She also held various memberships in Baltimore County choirs, musicals, and clubs. Still, her love of beaches and California weather has never died.

    What we know about Debbie

    She's made serving clients a science.

    Debbie holds a Biology/Pre-Med degree from the University of Maryland. Baltimore County. Her intention was to become a pediatrician. But as fate would have it, she "somehow, landed a job with Group Benefit Services." Before joining EBS as a Client Care Specialist, she spent 13 years with Group Benefit Services as an account admin then assistant manager.

    Fun Facts

    Nothing beats a good sweat. I work out and exercise as much as I can and I love yoga.

    Unless it's great food. I also love to cook and eat! Major foodie, here.

    Music rocks! I love all music, too! From classical to rock and pop -- you name it!

    She's a fierce competitor. I'm super-competitive and strive for the best. Life is precious and short -- the sky is the limit!

    Mom's the word. I spend as much time as I can with my six-year-old, who is my world and my heart.

    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.