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The Richards Group Expands Employee Benefits Practice – Hires Deb Loughlin


August 2017 (Burlington, VT) The Richards Groups is pleased to announce that
veteran Employee Benefits Consultant, Deb Loughlin, has joined The Richards Group
(TRG) team
. Loughlin has been in the industry for 20 years and held management positions in Vermont businesses for over 30 years. “We are excited to have Deb join our employee benefits team. She brings a breadth of industry knowledge, leadership experience, and a strong
reputation with local employer groups. She and I have long looked for an
opportunity to work together”, says Tom Scull, Vice President of Employee Benefits.

After many years working inside a family owned business, Deb co-founded The
Benefit Group of New England in 1997, merging it into a national firm in 2011. Her
roots are in her passion for the development of companies’ long-term benefit
strategies that support sustainable budgets and promote well employee cultures.

Early in her career, Deb developed a desire to support the health of Vermont
companies and spent time working with legislators, served on the board of
Associated Industries of Vermont as well as industry advisory boards. In the last
several years, Deb has dedicated time to the American Heart and Stroke Association;
now into her forth year working on the Go Red for Woman Executive Leadership
Team, two of which she acted as co-chair. Additionally, she is being honored with
the Chrystal Heart Award in early 2018 in appreciation.

Deb commented “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with Tom and his
team; they have an incredible amount of talent and a culture that is very supportive
of each other and TRG clients. Tom and I have always had a synergy and it’s fantastic
to finally see that energy converge”.

Established in 1867, The Richards Group is the region’s leading insurance, employee
benefits and retirement plan services firms, serving over 15,000 clients in New
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Florida. The firm currently has 12 offices
located in New England.

Deb will be based out of our Burlington office and can be reached at (802) 309-9650
or via email at