Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Employee Benefit Plans

  • May 24, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Virtual - Zoom

As employers seek to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives throughout their organizations, it’s essential to evaluate their employee benefit programs through a DEI lens.  Rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach to employee benefits, an increasing number of employers seek to understand how different employees have distinct needs, expectations and opportunities when it comes to health and retirement benefits, paid leave, flexible work arrangements, training and development opportunities and other perks.  Join us for an information webinar on practical, cost-effective strategies employers can implement to ensure their benefit programs support their broader DEI goals and objectives. 

Our Speakers

Sarah Mugo

Sarah is a consultant with Bolton, based in the Baltimore, MD office.  With expertise in underwriting, her primary responsibilities include financial management, benefits marketing, consulting, and pricing.  Sarah works closely with clients to provide forecasts, baseline costs, renewal projections and analyses, data analyses, RFP development, results review and recommendations, benefit plan selection, including plan design analysis and benchmarking studies.

Sarah has over twenty years of experience.  Prior to joining Bolton, Sarah worked for eighteen years for several major insurance companies in an underwriting role.  As a consultant, she has used her extensive knowledge of underwriting to do renewal projections, pricing, RFP results and benefit comparisons.  During her tenure, she has worked on contracts ranging from 1,000 to over 130,000 employees.  Several of her clients have included pharmaceutical, healthcare system, construction companies, public eduction systems, transportation companies, and government contracting, agencies and municipalities.

Sarah hold a Masters of Science in Management-Human Resource Management, Master of Business Administration, Graduate Certificates in Healthcare Administration; Leadership Management; and Foundations of HRM, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Human Resource Management, all from University of Maryland University College.  Sarah also holds an Associate of Arts in General Studies and Mathematics from Howard Community College.


David Johnson

David is a Vice President and Public Sector Practice Leader for Bolton.  He leads the firm’s work with a variety of governmental agencies and other employers, helping ensure Bolton’s client teams deliver client-focused, innovative solutions to clients.  With over 33 years of consulting and leadership experience, he brings practical knowledge and strategic insights to help clients address their most pressing recruitment and retention, benefits, compensation and other human resources challenges. 

David is a frequent national and regional speaker on workplace wellness, strategies to drive sustained behavior change and other human resources topics.  He has also provided testimony to the US Department of Labor on employer issues related to the Affordable Care Act and has briefed US Congressional staffers on workplace wellness programs.  David has been quoted in US News & World Report, Employee Benefits News, the Washington Business Journal, the Baltimore Business Journal, SmartCEO, and the Capital Gazette, and has published multiple articles in BNA’s Pension & Benefits Daily.  He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Towson University in Maryland.   

David received a BS in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.  He currently serves on two subcommittees for the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) and has recently served as a Board Member of the Mid-Atlantic Business Group on Health.  He has been a national Fit-Friendly Workplace Reviewer for the American Heart Association and participates actively in the Society for Human Resources Management, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  David is a past President of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network’s (WEB) Baltimore chapter. 


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