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Susan Pinckney

Susan (Susie) Pinckney

ACA Certified, CBC, Chief Operating Officer

Subscribers are well served by Susie’s expansive knowledge of the employee benefit industry. Susie began her 40+ year career by developing, managing and training employee benefit professionals for a large brokerage firm. Taking that experience and knowledge, Susan emerged as the founding member of Benefit Resources of Iowa. Today, Susie focuses her strengths in the evolving benefit compliance arena, working with our Program to assure subscribers are proactively meeting their compliance obligations.



Leah Belknap Carter

Leah Belknap Carter
JD, Consulting Attorney

BS magna cum laude – English Rhetoric, Iowa State University; J.D. with honors from Drake University Law School. As a law student at Drake, Leah worked for Iowa Legal Aid to represent a varied client base and provide access to justice regardless of a client’s ability to pay. She also served as a student attorney for Drake Law’s Children’s Rights and Juvenile Delinquency clinics, representing children of all ages in child welfare cases. Following graduation from law school, Leah worked for the Iowa Judicial Branch as a Child Welfare Specialist for Iowa Children’s Justice. Leah’s practice has exposed her to a varied set of legal experience and she enjoys the diversity applying the law to unique client scenarios provides. She is pleased to bring her legal research and client expertise to assist clients of MJBA.


Mark Becker

Mark J. Becker
GBDS, HIA, CBC, President

Mark’s experience in the insurance industry and specifically in employee benefits goes back to 1986. His career includes extensive experience in group underwriting, strategic planning and risk analysis. Mark excels in educating employers regarding the purchase and management of employee benefits and his broad knowledge serves subscribers well as they navigate the complexities of employer group benefits. Mark is frequently requested as a speaker to provide training for employers in all facets of employee benefits including the compliance related topics of our Program.

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