Sheri Alexander serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Gregory & Appel Insurance. She has 39 years of experience in employee benefits brokerage and consulting. Prior to joining Gregory & Appel in 2005 she spent 15 years with Marsh & McLennan/Mercer and nearly 10 years with Gardner & White.
Sheri has considerable experience with mergers and acquisitions and has represented Taft-Hartley employers at the bargaining table. She also has expertise in direct-contracting, group captives, employer clinics, value based and reference based benefits design, price transparency tools, voluntary benefits, and benefits administration. She has constructed numerous joint-purchased employee benefits programs including several hospital and senior living coalitions.
Sheri is an active member of the Employer’s Forum of Indiana and serves as Chair of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Business Champion Advisory Network and the Engage Mentoring Executive Leadership Roundtable. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Executive Women in Healthcare, Komen Central Indiana, Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana and Gregory & Appel Insurance. She has served on the Advisory Councils of Anthem, Benefitfocus, Boston Mutual, Franciscan Health, IU Health Plans, QBE, The Standard and United Healthcare. She is also a longstanding member of the local and national CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist) chapters, the State and National Associations of Health Underwriters, Executive Women in Healthcare and ISHHRA (Indiana Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration).
Sheri was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s list of “Who’s Who in Healthcare & Benefits” in 2011, was named a Woman of Influence in 2012 for her professional and civic accomplishments and was recognized in 2016 by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising in the United States.
In 2016 Sheri was appointed to the National Association of Health Underwriters Principal’s Council in which she participates in regular calls and meetings with national legislators and agencies on topics surrounding the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and the insurance industry.
"We’ve been a corporate sponsor for many years and I love the idea of networking with and mentoring young professional women. I’ve worked in an advisory capacity with healthcare employers my entire career and look forward to engaging with our future women leaders in the healthcare space."