In her role as President, Denise leads strategic planning efforts for Engage Insurance, LLC and directs the company in fulfilling its mission of providing stable, cost-effective insurance solutions to Engage clients.
Denise is an accomplished insurance industry executive with more than twenty years of leadership experience, including unique PEO carrier expertise. Prior to joining Engage, Denise served as the PEO market head for Aetna’s national accounts division where she was responsible for the sales, finance, regulatory and account service aspects of Aetna’s PEO business segment. Aetna is Engage’s long-time health insurance partner. Denise also led various small and middle market sales and account management teams for Aetna in Connecticut and Florida, and served as vice president of sales and strategic development for a national vision and dental carrier, Advantica Eyecare.
Denise received her master's degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut as well as a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Connecticut School of Business. She is a licensed life and health insurance agent and serves as chair of the healthcare committee of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations’ (NAPEO) Board of Directors. She also is a board member of The Other Side of the Dunes, a nonprofit organization that supports wounded veterans.