Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

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Welcome to the new age of Benefits Management

Why We're Better

Technology Meets Human Resources

Make managing human resources more efficient - and your job easier. Learn how EBS is taking benefits into the future while still offering the person-to-person attention you depend on.

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Our Team

We're not your average brokers. And that's a good thing.

Keara Cleary

Communications Specialist

The Early Years: Note to Self

Keara is quick to catch on. Raised in Annapolis since age 2, she learned her first valuable life lesson in first grade - and it stuck. "My discipline card was flipped from green (good) to yellow (bad) for passing notes," she explains. "That's when I learned how not to get caught." She never got in trouble at school again.

Her quick reflexes and stealthy athleticism also paid off playing a little lacrosse and soccer year-round. While in high school at St. Mary's, she played volleyball. She also "did a lot of theater - always behind the scenes." Chop, chop, and Keara was off to East Carolina University, where she continued to play soccer, softball, and party- all recreationally. She also earned a greenbelt in Isshinryu karate (watch your step!) - all while graduating in three years with a BS in Communications.

What We Know About Keara: Behind the Talent

Keara's original plan was to work in video production, and she worked as summer intern in the Talent Casting and Voice Over department at Discovery Communications. "It was an amazing opportunity, but after experiencing the corporate world of TV and video production, I realized that it wasn't for me," she says. "Although I enjoy volunteering on smaller local films in my free time." Frankly, we find the fact that Keara has any free time amazing. While working with EBS full-time, she also works part-time as a licensed realtor.

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Fun Facts

Bright Lights. I have a credit on IMDB, the film site. Probably the smallest profiles on that site, but it still counts.

Dive Deep. I have my scuba certification and try to go diving at least once a year. My bucket list includes diving with sharks, but finding a dive buddy to go with me isn't easy!

"Spare" Time. I took a bowling class in college. I'm pretty sure I only passed because the teacher felt bad, so please don't ask me to join your bowling league.

Google It. Google my name. I'm either the most famous Keara Cleary or the only one.

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Jordan Sganga

Client Manager

The Early Years: Cosmopolitan Kiddo

Jordan earned her love of traveling in childhood. A Navy Brat and eldest of five children (one brother and three step-siblings), she was born in California and has lived in - count 'em - six states. She began her high school career in sunny Orlando but completed it in Maryland. Apparently, she pitched herself as an excellent softball player, earning a scholarship to attend UMBC where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. Analysis tells us it was a great start to a people-oriented career!  

What we know about Jordan:  The Odyssey continues

2016 saw Jordan graduate and begin her career in IT staffing. She joined EBS in 2017. Never one to sit still for long, her free time is spent huffing and puffing - working out, playing softball and football, and even bowling in a league with her dad, granddad, and boyfriend. Still, what is life without a little twang? Jordan spends her passive energy soaking in the music that speaks to her most - Country! And there's always an occasion to play a little Eminem and "anything with a beat I can nod to."

True to her gypsy roots, she has visited 21 states to date and her lifetime goal is to experience all 50.

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Fun Facts

Music In Her Genes: I was a band nerd from 6th to 10th grade. Yep, I wore the very attractive band uniform at high school football games.

She Dives In-Hard: I've been Skydiving and would love to go rocky mountain climbing.

R&R is a Lifestyle:  I live in Nap Town. And Yes I love to nap!

Exotic Travel? Well, I have been to Cuba!

A Not-So-Secret Treat: I Iove to cook and Pinterest is my cookbook! 

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Alexa Murray

Client Coordinator

Early years

A Triple Threat

While growing up in Howard County, Maryland, with her parents and two younger brothers, Alexa attended the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore City. During high school, she was a 3-sport athlete as a member of the cheerleading squad, a lacrosse player, and a volleyball star. She even joined a competitive jump rope team - as if she was not busy enough!

What we know about Alexa

The Campus Tour Guide

While pursuing her degree, Alexa embarked on the All-Maryland College Tour. She started off at Frostburg University, then transferred to Salisbury University where she met her husband, before ultimately graduating from UMBC with a degree in Sociology. After getting married in April of 2018, Alexa and her husband moved to Catonsville, and they are now the cutest family of three with their English Bulldog, Cali.

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Fun Facts

Work that Side Hustle! When I am not working with the team EBS, I am an assistant Wedding Planner with Social Graces Events

Gourmet Cupcakes Anyone? I love to bake and consider myself a cupcake connoisseur! I have visited over 50 cupcake shops with my mom, and we are still eager for more.

Believe in Serendipity: Right before a trip to North Carolina for a family vacation, my flight was abruptly cancelled. In the airport, I met a woman scheduled to take the same flight to embark on her own family vacation. We ended up driving from the airport to North Carolina together that same night, and we remain friends to this day.

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Candice Slowik

Director of Culture & Communication

Early years

Candice grew up near Solomons Island in Southern MD -- which makes her "crabby" in a good way. "Not much to do but go to the beach or take boat rides," she reports. She thought it was totally boring growing up. "Now I have a whole new appreciation for my hometown. It's beautiful and I would love to have access to a beach 24/7 again!" She attended Patuxent High School and Towson University, where she majored in Business and Corporate Communication Studies and Creative Writing.

What we know about Candice

Three cheers!

As a former cheerleader, Candice remains an enthusiastic team member. She broke into the industry as an intern at Armada Consulting, then joined Sun Life Financial right out of college. Before joining EBS, Candice worked for Silberstein Insurance Group as their Marketing Manager. Candice has two sisters and a brother (two in the industry!) -- just don't mention that her little sister graduated a few seconds before she did or you might ruffle her pom poms.

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Fun Facts

She's a DARE Bear. I was in an anti-drug commercial for DARE when I was a kid. I pray all time that someone somewhere has destroyed any evidence of this!

She's inspired by sweets. I replicated van Gogh's "Starry Night" in icing for my sister's birthday using a slew of cupcakes and Thin Mint cookies.

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  • Keara Cleary

    Communications Specialist

    The Early Years: Note to Self

    Keara is quick to catch on. Raised in Annapolis since age 2, she learned her first valuable life lesson in first grade - and it stuck. "My discipline card was flipped from green (good) to yellow (bad) for passing notes," she explains. "That's when I learned how not to get caught." She never got in trouble at school again.

    Her quick reflexes and stealthy athleticism also paid off playing a little lacrosse and soccer year-round. While in high school at St. Mary's, she played volleyball. She also "did a lot of theater - always behind the scenes." Chop, chop, and Keara was off to East Carolina University, where she continued to play soccer, softball, and party- all recreationally. She also earned a greenbelt in Isshinryu karate (watch your step!) - all while graduating in three years with a BS in Communications.

    What We Know About Keara: Behind the Talent

    Keara's original plan was to work in video production, and she worked as summer intern in the Talent Casting and Voice Over department at Discovery Communications. "It was an amazing opportunity, but after experiencing the corporate world of TV and video production, I realized that it wasn't for me," she says. "Although I enjoy volunteering on smaller local films in my free time." Frankly, we find the fact that Keara has any free time amazing. While working with EBS full-time, she also works part-time as a licensed realtor.

    Fun Facts

    Bright Lights. I have a credit on IMDB, the film site. Probably the smallest profiles on that site, but it still counts.

    Dive Deep. I have my scuba certification and try to go diving at least once a year. My bucket list includes diving with sharks, but finding a dive buddy to go with me isn't easy!

    "Spare" Time. I took a bowling class in college. I'm pretty sure I only passed because the teacher felt bad, so please don't ask me to join your bowling league.

    Google It. Google my name. I'm either the most famous Keara Cleary or the only one.

    More Team Members
  • Jordan Sganga

    Client Manager

    The Early Years: Cosmopolitan Kiddo

    Jordan earned her love of traveling in childhood. A Navy Brat and eldest of five children (one brother and three step-siblings), she was born in California and has lived in - count 'em - six states. She began her high school career in sunny Orlando but completed it in Maryland. Apparently, she pitched herself as an excellent softball player, earning a scholarship to attend UMBC where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. Analysis tells us it was a great start to a people-oriented career!  

    What we know about Jordan:  The Odyssey continues

    2016 saw Jordan graduate and begin her career in IT staffing. She joined EBS in 2017. Never one to sit still for long, her free time is spent huffing and puffing - working out, playing softball and football, and even bowling in a league with her dad, granddad, and boyfriend. Still, what is life without a little twang? Jordan spends her passive energy soaking in the music that speaks to her most - Country! And there's always an occasion to play a little Eminem and "anything with a beat I can nod to."

    True to her gypsy roots, she has visited 21 states to date and her lifetime goal is to experience all 50.

    Fun Facts

    Music In Her Genes: I was a band nerd from 6th to 10th grade. Yep, I wore the very attractive band uniform at high school football games.

    She Dives In-Hard: I've been Skydiving and would love to go rocky mountain climbing.

    R&R is a Lifestyle:  I live in Nap Town. And Yes I love to nap!

    Exotic Travel? Well, I have been to Cuba!

    A Not-So-Secret Treat: I Iove to cook and Pinterest is my cookbook! 

    More Team Members
  • Alexa Murray

    Client Coordinator

    Early years

    A Triple Threat

    While growing up in Howard County, Maryland, with her parents and two younger brothers, Alexa attended the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore City. During high school, she was a 3-sport athlete as a member of the cheerleading squad, a lacrosse player, and a volleyball star. She even joined a competitive jump rope team - as if she was not busy enough!

    What we know about Alexa

    The Campus Tour Guide

    While pursuing her degree, Alexa embarked on the All-Maryland College Tour. She started off at Frostburg University, then transferred to Salisbury University where she met her husband, before ultimately graduating from UMBC with a degree in Sociology. After getting married in April of 2018, Alexa and her husband moved to Catonsville, and they are now the cutest family of three with their English Bulldog, Cali.

    Fun Facts

    Work that Side Hustle! When I am not working with the team EBS, I am an assistant Wedding Planner with Social Graces Events

    Gourmet Cupcakes Anyone? I love to bake and consider myself a cupcake connoisseur! I have visited over 50 cupcake shops with my mom, and we are still eager for more.

    Believe in Serendipity: Right before a trip to North Carolina for a family vacation, my flight was abruptly cancelled. In the airport, I met a woman scheduled to take the same flight to embark on her own family vacation. We ended up driving from the airport to North Carolina together that same night, and we remain friends to this day.

    More Team Members
  • Candice Slowik

    Director of Culture & Communication

    Early years

    Candice grew up near Solomons Island in Southern MD -- which makes her "crabby" in a good way. "Not much to do but go to the beach or take boat rides," she reports. She thought it was totally boring growing up. "Now I have a whole new appreciation for my hometown. It's beautiful and I would love to have access to a beach 24/7 again!" She attended Patuxent High School and Towson University, where she majored in Business and Corporate Communication Studies and Creative Writing.

    What we know about Candice

    Three cheers!

    As a former cheerleader, Candice remains an enthusiastic team member. She broke into the industry as an intern at Armada Consulting, then joined Sun Life Financial right out of college. Before joining EBS, Candice worked for Silberstein Insurance Group as their Marketing Manager. Candice has two sisters and a brother (two in the industry!) -- just don't mention that her little sister graduated a few seconds before she did or you might ruffle her pom poms.

    Fun Facts

    She's a DARE Bear. I was in an anti-drug commercial for DARE when I was a kid. I pray all time that someone somewhere has destroyed any evidence of this!

    She's inspired by sweets. I replicated van Gogh's "Starry Night" in icing for my sister's birthday using a slew of cupcakes and Thin Mint cookies.

    More Team Members

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