BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Longfellow Benefits, a Boston-based employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm, has named Kristie Howard an account executive and Craig Dandrow an account manager.

Howard has in-depth knowledge of self-funded health programs, employer-sponsored wellness initiatives and consumer-driven health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).

Previously, the Arlington resident was an account executive at a large regional insurance brokerage firm as well as a senior sales leader with a national third-party administrator. Her areas of expertise are in wellness and health promotion, including vendor selection, program design, ongoing support and communication, and evaluation. Howard holds a bachelor's degree from Emory University and is currently pursuing her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation.

Dandrow, of Boston, will provide clients with assistance in the design, implementation and servicing of cost-effective employee benefits programs. Previously, he was with John Hancock Financial Services, where he focused on sales and administration of long-term care products. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with a premedical concentration from The College of the Holy Cross.

Serving organizations in New England and nationally, Longfellow Benefits provides employee benefits, retirement plans and executive benefits. Its staff includes experts carrying top professional designations: Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Licensed Insurance Advisor (LIA), Master of Business Administration, Taxation (MBA), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®).

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Contact Information: Contact: Henry Stimpson Stimpson Communications 508-647-0705