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Management Team

Management Team
  • Scott C. Snyder | President | Principal

    Mr. Snyder is responsible for firm operations and activities, development projects, and brokerage operations. Utilizing his expertise in strategic direction and planning, he focuses his time on growth initiatives and expanding Compass’ brand to all of its key markets.

    Mr. Snyder has over 17 years of industry experience and has spent the majority of his career in leadership roles delivering market-facing solutions.  Scott spent 2008-2010 as Divisional Director for Protective Life Insurance Company heading the Florida region where his division was responsible for record growth.  From 1999-2008, Scott served as Regional Director for Lincoln Financial Distributors where he was recognized with several achievement awards and often spoke in national forums on successfully navigating through industry changes.  He was responsible for the design, pilot and implementation of multiple distribution channels among national Broker/Dealer accounts and was appointed by the Executive Management Team and his peers to the prestigious Board of Director’s Advisory Committee in 2006 – 2008.

    Scott proudly counts himself among the leadership in the Jax Chamber serving on its Board of Governors and as a Trustee.  He is also actively involved with personal and corporate charities, including The Monique Burr Foundation, The Boselli Foundation and Blessings in a Backpack.

Management Team
  • T. Eric Foster | Executive Vice President and COO | Principal

    T. Eric Foster,  Executive Vice President and COO , is responsible for strategic guidance and oversight of benefits design and risk management for PEO’s.  As former head of Aetna’s PEO division, Eric has partnered with industry leaders to shape the offerings of today’s marketplace.  As a speaker at NAPEO conferences and contributing writer to PEO Insider, Eric continues to actively engage in the healthcare debate.

    Eric has 20 years of in-depth industry experience in senior sales and underwriting roles, is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, licensed life and health agent, and an economics graduate of The College of William and Mary.


Additional Compass Consulting Team Members

  • W.H. Chip Dempsey | Vice President, Senior Consultant

    Chip Dempsey is responsible for sales and account management for clients with more than 300 employees. A veteran of more than 30 years in the insurance and employee benefits consulting industry, he began his career with The Travelers, and prior to joining the firm was with AON Consulting.

    Chip has a degree in economics from the College of William & Mary. He holds the CLU and ChFC professional designations. In addition to his work with Compass Consulting, he is an adjunct professor at Florida State College in Jacksonville.

  • W. Chuck Cross | Vice President, Senior Consultant

    Chuck Cross develops and manages national accounts. As a national healthcare consultant, he also works with innovative healthcare providers and vendors to develop client products and services. He has extensive experience in developing national health plans, consolidating benefit programs from mergers and acquisitions, and working with Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs).

    In 2000, Chuck was appointed to the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) to help regulate the PEO industry. With his guidance, SCDCA established the first PEO Advisory Board, comprised of state regulators and PEO owners. He has also designed health programs for community health alliances and Chambers of Commerce.

    A business graduate of Furman University, Chuck has earned the CLU and ChFC professional designations.

  • Pattie Laverty | Vice President, Senior Consultant

    Pattie Laverty is responsible for developing, implementing and managing programs for smaller employer groups (fewer than 300 employees) in Florida and Georgia. She has over 20 years of experience in the group insurance industry, including a position with Advanced Group Plans, Inc., an MGA for Trustmark Insurance Company. She joined Compass Consulting in November of 2004.

    A Registered Health Underwriter, Pattie has earned HIA (Health Insurance Associate) and MHP (Managed Healthcare Professional) designations through the Health Insurance Association of America, as well as AIAA (Associate, Insurance Agency Administration) and ACS (Associate, Customer Service) designations through the Life Office Management Association. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters.

  • Leigh A. Mills | Vice President, Senior Consultant

    Leigh Mills is responsible for new business development, plan strategy design and implementation, and client servicing of employee benefits accounts for markets throughout the United States.

    With over 30 years industry experience, Ms. Mills was vice president at a large independent insurance agency prior to joining Compass Consulting. She has served as vice president for an agency specializing in non-qualified deferred compensation for home healthcare agencies. Her vast experience also includes risk management and consulting, account executive, and office manager of a property and casualty insurance agency.

    An involved member of the community, she has served as the American Diabetes’ Corporate Sponsorship chair for America’s Walk for Diabetes, Sulzbacher Center’s Transformations committee, Bishop Kenny Auction Committee, mentor for Take Stock in Children,  American Diabetes’ Tour de Cure committee and member of the Executive Council for the American Diabetes Association.  Currently, Ms. Mills serves on the Jacksonville Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management as the Past President, Treasurer of HR Florida and a Board Member of Jacksonville Urban League.

    She earned her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University in 1999. Ms. Mills has earned the Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Group Benefits Associate (GBA), Compensation Management Specialist (CMS), Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (CEBS) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designations. Additionally, she holds both Life and Health and Property and Casualty licenses through the Florida Department of Insurance.

  • Greg Waterstradt | Vice President, Senior Consultant

    Greg Waterstradt manages all consulting operations throughout the Carolinas and serves as the primary point of contact for clients in mid-sized and large companies. With more than 22 years in the employee benefits industry, he is an expert in handling large multi-site clients and self-funded benefit programs. Greg also specializes in alternate funding arrangements, integrated medical management, stop-loss insurance, and financial accounting. Recognized as an expert on consumer-driven health issues, he is a regular speaker at industry events and has been interviewed for many articles on the subject of consumerism.

    Before joining Compass Consulting in 2007, Greg was with Wachovia Insurance Services. He is a member of several associations, including the National Association of Health Underwriters, the South Carolina Association of Health Underwriters, the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Regional Health Council, the National Employee Benefit Advisory Forum, and the Society of Industry Professionals. He also sits on the board of Junior Achievement of Coastal Carolina.

    A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in education, Greg holds a South Carolina Health & Accident Insurance license. He is also certified as a Well Workplace University Trainer through WELCOA.

  • Pamela C. Schoeppel | Consultant

    Pam Schoeppel is responsible for coordinating, developing, and servicing employee benefit plans for groups of up to 300 employees. She has 25 years of experience in group insurance and employee benefit design. Before joining us in 1998, she was employed by Old Northwest Agents, a principal wholesaler. She has also managed marketing services for Member Service Life Insurance Company and Member Service Administrators, a wholly owned subsidiary of BCBS of Oklahoma.

    Pam graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in communications and earned an MBA from Oklahoma City University. She is also a Registered Health Underwriter and a Registered Employee Benefits Consultant.