Kahlil is the President and CEO of the firm. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of the organization, which includes managing the various internal departments. In addition, he maintains a book of business where he ensures the high quality of Vista’s benefits practice, including strategic benefits planning, financial analysis, renewal negotiations, and carrier performance. Kahlil worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for seven years before joining VistaNational in 2004
Tom is responsible for all financial and operational management of VistaNational. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has more than 20 years of accounting and senior management experience. Prior to joining VistaNational, he has worked in a wide range of industries; from public accounting, government, not-for-profit to real estate. Tom graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a B.B.A. and holds an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Brian Walsh (Vice President of Sales & Marketing) – Brian is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the agency. Prior to VistaNational, Brian spent 10 years in the Marketing and Group Sales division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBS). His responsibilities as a Senior Marketing Executive were to build, price, and sell BCBS medical programs throughout the Chicago area. As VP of Sales and Marketing, his responsibilities include managing his book of business, and increasing the overall growth of VistaNational’s sales through promotion and use of Brown & Brown products and services.”
Julie Stigerwalt is an Account Manager as well as supervises over the Account Management team for VistaNational. Her responsibilities include working with employer/employee administration regarding day-to-day matters, which includes membership, billing and benefit questions and/or issues. She also maintains the internal workflow for the Account Manager Department. Julie worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) for over 10 years in their Marketing and Group Sales division before joining VistaNational in 2011.
Lisa works in the H.R. department and Finance division of VistaNational. Her responsibilities include working with employer/employee administration, maintains Sales commissions data base, and manages day-to-day office operations alongside Vista’s CFO. Prior to joining VistaNational in July of 2007, Lisa worked for an Advertising agency as an Administrative Assistant & Client Services Representative. She also has several years of experience in the dental field as a chair side dental assistant.
Pat is an Account Manager with VistaNational. Pat joined the Vista team in 2016 with 30 years’ experience working in Employee Benefits. Pat’s focus is to respond to the needs of employers and individuals with information and expertise concerning benefit questions and to provide solutions to administrative issues.
Cindy is a seasoned Senior Account Executive specializing in comprehensive employee benefits, client services and account management. Cindy has over 24 years of experience in the group health insurance field as an account executive and benefit consultant, managing group health account’s ranging in size from individual to large, complex corporate groups, along with school and municipal cooperatives. Prior to joining the Vista National team in 2018 Cindy worked for over 22 years as an account executive in the Illinois Group Markets division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
Greg is a Senior Benefits Consultant with VistaNational. With over 30 years of experience in the Employee Benefits space, Greg possesses extensive knowledge in all forms of alternate funding, as well as cutting edge plan designs, cost control initiatives and underwriting. Before joining VistaNational, Greg spent many years working for insurance carriers in the Benefits marketplace as well as over 17 years as a Broker/Consultant with large, regional financial firm. Greg is well known and respected in the Chicago Benefits community for his knowledge and dedication to his clients.
Meghan is a Marketing Specialist/Compliance Coordinator with VistaNational. She is a graduate from Illinois State University and expanded her education in Business Administration when she joined the Vista Team in 2015. Meghan’s responsibilities include marketing for our existing client benefit packages and entering the competitive data for analysis, and monitoring regulatory requirements to ensure compliance.
Jillian is an Account Manager with VistaNational. She joined the Vista team in 2021 after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Communications. Jillian’s focus is to respond to the needs of employers and individuals with information and expertise concerning benefit questions and to provide solutions to administrative issues.
Olivia is an Office Assistant at VistaNational. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 and joined the Vista Team in 2020. Her responsibilities include seeing to the clerical needs of the firm and assisting the finance and HR departments with maintaining the sales commissions data base. Olivia is also responsible for assisting the Business Development department with the scheduling of prospect appointments.
Cathy is an Account Manager with VistaNational. Cathy recently joined Vista with more than 30 years’ experience working in Employee Benefits. Cathy’s focus is to respond to the needs of employers and individuals with information and expertise concerning benefit questions and to provide solutions to administrative issues.
Elise is the Wellness Coordinator with VistaNational. She is a graduate from Indiana University Bloomington with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and joined the Vista team in 2022. Elise’s responsibilities include designing robust wellness programs that enhance recruitment and retention of employees, reduce health care costs, increase productivity, and reduce compensation and disability-related costs.
Rich is an Area Vice President of the firm. Prior to VistaNational, Rich was employed for nearly 10 years in the Marketing and Group Sales division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBS). His responsibilities as a senior marketing executive were to build, price and sell BCBS medical programs throughout the Chicago area. Rich has 25 years of sales and consulting on public sector and public education accounts.
Katie is a Senior Claims Specialist with VistaNational. She helps to navigate the complexity of medical billing and carrier claims processing. She facilitates the resolution of carrier issues (eligibility, claims, and billing), helping to ensure accurate benefits for our members. Katie came to VistaNational in 2016 with a background in student healthcare, marketing and business development. email@example.com
Bill is an Area Vice President of the firm. Prior VistaNational in 1997, Bill was employed for approximately 11 years in the Marketing and Group Sales divisions of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBS). His responsibilities as senior marketing executive were to build, price, and implement group medical programs throughout the Chicago area. He is knowledgeable about the many internal aspects of underwriting employee benefit programs, as well as the related pricing applications used by all carriers and third-party administrators.
Louisa is VistaNational’s Senior Account Manager. Her responsibilities include working with both employers and employees on administration and benefits. Louisa worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) for 7 years prior to joining VistaNational in 1999.
Mary’s responsibilities include benefit review, carrier negotiations, presenting renewals, market analysis and maintaining client relationships. She will conduct employee open enrollment meetings and work alongside with your dedicated account management team at VistaNational. Mary joined the VistaNational team in 2013 after working 20 years in the healthcare field.
Weronika is a Claims Specialist at VistaNational. She graduated from Elmhurst University in 2019 with a degree in Business Administration and joined the Vista Team in 2020. She is an advocate for our members when it comes to investigating claims issues and denials. She works with carriers and providers to mediate claims processing issues for our clients, ensuring all plan benefits are applying correctly.
Bridgette is an experienced Senior Account Manager with 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining the VistaNational team, Bridgette worked for a major insurance carrier and employee benefits consulting firm. She facilitates renewal strategy meetings, conducts onsite open enrollment meetings, and resolves billing, claims, eligibility and enrollment issues for employer group clients. Bridgette has a passion for meeting client needs and builds strong relationships to help clients meet their goals.