Seminar Presenters

Ana Bonjour

Ana Bonjour

Ana is a Worksite Benefit Consultant with WEA Member Benefits. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she graduated with a BA in International Relations and Political Science.

Ana has been educating Wisconsin Public School employees to make informed decisions about their retirement savings options since 2004. She holds Series 6 and 63 securities licenses as well as life, health, property and casualty insurance licenses.

As a financial consultant, Ana works with districts in her territory to help them implement no-cost employee benefits programs. She is experienced in the following programs: 403(b)/TSA, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), and the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).

Ana is an accomplished and effective presenter, and is available for group presentations as well as personal consultations. She is also the primary presenter for Member Benefits' Don't Be Jack™ financial literacy game.

A native of Brazil, she is fluent in Portuguese. She resides in Madison with her spouse and two young sons.

Read letters of reference for Ana from Wausau School District and Eau Claire Association of Educators.

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Boyd Bender

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Boyd has been with WEA Member Benefits since 2002 and has been in the financial services industry since 1998. He holds a BBA with a finance emphasis from UW-Platteville, Series 7 and 63 securities licenses as well as life, health, property and casualty insurance licenses. He is a registered representative of WEA Investment Services, Inc., a broker/dealer.

Boyd manages the Field Services department of WEA Member Benefits and also serves as a non-commissioned consultant for school employees to provide guidance on retirement savings and insurance plans. He presents financial seminars for members across the state. Prior to Member Benefits, he worked for the Department of Employee Trust Funds, which administers the state pension. His knowledge of the Wisconsin Retirement System is an excellent resource for members, and he presents annually at the National Institute for Financial and Economic Literacy (NIFEL) on the topic.

Boyd lives in Madison with his wife and is a full-time gymnastics and dance dad for his three girls. In his spare time he enjoys fitness and is an avid sports fan.

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Sharon Schmidt

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Sharon brings over 20 years of Property and Casualty experience to WEA Member Benefits. Before joining Member Benefits in July of 2001, Sharon worked for 15 years at CUNA Mutual Group. While there, she earned her CPCU designation. Sharon helped in designing the call center for the Bond and Commercial Property/Casualty Company. Since coming to Member Benefits, Sharon has earned her ARM designation and is a Registered Securities Representative. Sharon served as the President of the Dairyland Chapter of CPCU's during 2003-2004 term. 

Sharon's strengths include her no nonsense approach to explaining the value of our programs to both administration and union leaders. When not on the road visiting schools or conducting seminars, she enjoys traveling and recently returned from a trip to Thailand. In addition, she has learned to square dance, so you might see her do-si-do-ing down your school hallways.

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Marty Richards

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Marty brings almost 15 years of personal insurance experience to WEA Member Benefits. A registered representative of WEA Investment Services, Marty works directly with program participants and school administrators educating them on 403(b) rules and the changing regulations. He also has a great deal of knowledge of Wisconsin Retirement System and Roth IRA and TSA rules. Marty operates from our office in the MTEA building at 5130 Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI.

Marty has a wife and three daughters and makes his home in Richland Center. His wife is a flight attendant and they enjoy traveling often. If you're in the mood for a good story, ask him about his appearances on the Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Les Martin III

Les Martin

Les graduated from UW Madison with a degree in Marketing and Personnel Management. Shortly after graduation he became a financial consultant for a large insurance company and has spent the last 40 years in the financial services industry. His business experience has had him traveling across the country to work with individuals and small business owners.

Education is in his blood. His father was an educator, beginning his career in Madison and spending the last 12 years teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Les lives in Middleton with his two sons who are both actively involved in sports in Middleton Public Schools. Their love of the athletics comes from their father who is an avid runner, having participated in races throughout the United States. He has also coached baseball and basketball in both recreational and competitive leagues in the area.

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Kelly Behnke

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As a Retirement Consultant with WEA Member Benefits, Kelly provides school district officials with technical expertise on their 403(b) qualified retirement plans. In addition to delivering guidance and consulting services on 403(b) and IRS related issues to school district administration, she also provides investment information and education to individual participants on their individual retirement plans.  Kelly holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Edgewood, and has obtained a variety of specialty licenses including the Series 6, Series 63, Life & Health, as well as Property & Casualty Licenses.  Additionally, she holds the Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant credential (TGPC) from the Retirement Plan Academy.  Kelly has been with WEA Member Benefits since 2000. 

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