2019 IMA Benefits Summit: Innovation Insights
May 2, 2019

Innovation Insights – What’s this about?

Thinking differently.
Questioning the status quo.
Shaking up the industry.

Our Innovation Insights Summit will build on the same energy we created last year: helping employee benefits professionals see their job in a new light.  It will be a day full of great speakers and in a format that is going to be engaging and collaborative. We are certain you will walk away from the event with more than a few new ideas and a fresh perspective along with 4 CE credits for both HRCI and SHRM.

In addition to our innovative and strategic benefits focused topic, this year, we are introducing a new topic that is near and dear to our hearts in IMA Employee Benefits: mental health. Regardless of what session you decide to attend, they will be led by some of the most innovative subject matter experts in the space.

Although certainly the focus, it won’t be all learning, as we have 20 fantastic vendors that will be set up around our vendor marketplace ready to answer questions and engage with our attendees. Be sure to stop by and say hi – we will have a raffle at the end of the Summit filled with fantastic prizes for those who visit the most vendors. Finally, when you are moving in between sessions and passing through the vendor marketplace, be sure to pick up a Kynd Kits, a volunteer service project, to either complete during the conference or take with you. They are a fantastic (and easy) way to make a difference in our community.

We are excited to see you there!

2019 IMA EB Summit Details

HR professionals, Employee Benefits gurus, and anyone who has a passion for learning and hearing new ideas!
May 2, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Broncos Stadium at Mile High
$75 (Prior to 4/5/19)
$100 (Until 4/30/19)

Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the day
After attending the Summit, you will be eligible for 4 CE credits for both HRCI and SHRM

What Does the Day Look Like?

Registration & Vendor Marketplace Open
8:00 – 8:30 AM

Opening Remarks/Keynote/Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 AM


Breakout Session #1 (Choose among three different topics – sessions will be first come first served and we will close the session when we hit room capacity)
9:45 – 10:45 AM

Breakout Session #2 (Choose among three different topics – sessions will be first come first served and we will close the session when we hit room capacity)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Lunch and Presentation
12:15 – 1:30 PM


IMA EB Summit “TED” Talks
1:45 – 2:20 PM

Closing Keynote
2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

3:20 – 3:30 PM

Stadium Tours
3:30 – 4:00 PM

Remembering Lee Littlejohn

Last year, we lost one of our IMA EB family members, Lee Littlejohn. For those that knew Lee, you know what a bright light he was and how very missed he is.

Lee was a loving husband and father, and is survived by his wife and his three young sons. A memorial account was setup in his honor, benefitting his sons – if you are interested in contributing, please contact Liz Yovich ( for more information.


Check out our speakers’ bios by clicking on the links below. We have a great lineup speaking on diverse topics, and will definitely not be one you want to miss.

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Speaker Lineup

Rob Salafia – President at Protagonist Consulting

Kristina Karcic – Director of People & Diversity Officer at Sisense

Brett Shrewsbury – Vice President at Meru Health

Autumn Manning – Co-founder, former CEO of YouEarnedIt!

Mark Latus – Medical Executive at Cigna

Zach D’Argonne – Associate VP of Outreach at HealthOne Tele Psyche Expertise

Dr. Alfredo Rivera – Medical Director for the Behavioral Health & Medical Center at HealthOne

Dr. Scott Joy – Chief Medical Officer at HCA Physician Services Group

Dr. Todd Lyon – Medical Consultant at Unum

Dr. Stuart Lustig – National Medical Executive for Behavioral Health at Cigna

Justin Kruger – Founder of Project Helping

Stacy Pederson – Funny Motivational Speaker at Pederson Entertainment

Carolyn Riva – Director of Sales Operations at Quantum Health

Alistair Hawkes – School Based Prevention Specialist at Jefferson Center for Mental Health

Kelly King – Health & Wellness Coach at Infinity Corporate Wellness

Dr. Bindu Garapaty – Talent Development & Inclusion at Gilead Sciences