Preparing Employees for Success

4 min. read

Is it working? Are they staying? And more importantly, are they succeeding?

Let’s be real here… HR professionals, leaders, and managers hire and engage individuals truly wanting them to succeed. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen for a wide array of reasons. In this discussion, we’ll dive into some areas of clarity and opportunities for the future of work.

When: Wednesday, July 27; 11:00-12:00 Central

Where: Watch live on any of the following platforms

About our Panelists:

Kim Huettl

Program Manager, School of Continuing Education / University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kim has spent much of her career empowering diverse populations to access the University experience in the metropolitan Milwaukee area. She has over twenty years supervising student and professional employees to reach their full potential through coaching and mentoring at both small, private colleges like Alverno College and Mount Mary University and larger, state university systems like the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kim also enjoyed fifteen years adjunct teaching at the college level helping others to find their voice. She is currently a program manager for the School of Continuing Education at UW-Milwaukee where she helps people love their jobs again, or at least that’s what she tells herself on Monday mornings! Among her programs, she met Dr. Alan Patterson as part of the Emerging Leaders certificate where he teaches the From Technical Expert to Strategic Leaders class, a popular option for public-facing and corporate classes alike. A theater degree graduate of Clarke College and National-Louis University alumna with a Masters in Adult Education, Kim prides herself in being a first-generation college student making life-long learning her true passion.

Bill Bunzel

Vice President of PAL Claims Department / Society Insurance

Bunzel has led the PAL Claims Department as the VP since 2013. He is responsible for ensuring that Society Insurance consistently provides policyholders with a high level of claim service, while defending their reputations as business owners during claim resolution. The PAL Department includes both field and desk adjusters, Director, Managers, a litigation and large loss team, Senior House Counsel, Staff Counsel, Senior Claims Automation and Process Manager and technical specialists.
Bunzel has been with Society Insurance since 1991. Prior to his current leadership role at Society, he served as the PAL Claims Director, Claims Manager and a Supervisor. During his time at Society, Bunzel has overseen the expansion of claims into five new states adding field and home office staff to service the policyholders in these new territories. New positions added during this time include a Claims Director, Medicare Compliance Analyst, a team of technical specialists, a Senior Claims Automation and Process Manager, as well as Senior House Counsel and Staff Counsel. Bunzel has had a leading role in the creation of metrics and tools to help the claim staff maintain accurate reserves on each claim and reach loss and expense ratio goals to ensure profitability.
Bunzel has earned CPCU and AIC designations, and is a frequent instructor of insurance courses at Society Insurance and other organizations related to claim handling. He is also a graduate of FDCC’s undergraduate and graduate program in Litigation Management. As a member of the NAMIC Claims Committee, he was a speaker at their UW Conference on UW and Claims Collaboration and their National Claims Conference in 2015. For more than 14 years, Bunzel has served on the board for the WI Claims Council, and is a frequent speaker at national insurance conferences on various topics. He also holds the board position with a local chapter of Toastmasters International and a Steering Committee member and presenter for Fond du Lac’s Green Dot organization which helps reduce violence.
Bunzel is a native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and graduated from Marquette University with a major in Finance. He is married and has four grown sons. He enjoys his volunteer work with his wife at the Ronald McDonald House, living an active lifestyle, networking, and spending time with his family, especially his 4-year-old grandson.

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About the Burning Issues Series:
Expanding on the book launch of Burn Ladders. Build Bridges. Pursuing Work with Meaning + Purpose, we’re offering monthly, 60-minute conversations to challenge and change how people think about work. The series will run on the fourth Wednesday of each month through 2022.