“Our goal as communicators is to serve as an Obi-Wan Kenobi to help employees find their most positive selves.”
A recognized thought leader in the areas of retirement, financial wellness, and employee engagement, Megan has worked with some of the country’s biggest employers to improve and increase employees’ interactions with their retirement benefits. She is a recipient of a Pension & Investment (P&I) Eddy award (and a 2018 judge) and a frequent speaker at retirement industry conferences in the U.S. and abroad, including the Bloomberg 360, Institutional Investor, Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit, and Pensions & Investments.
She has been quoted in dozens of articles in both U.S. and European media outlets, including The Boston Globe, CNBC, The Huffington Post, and The Irish Times. She even shares her insights with policymakers. She has been a featured speaker for American Benefits Council webinars, presented on Capitol Hill, and testified before the ERISA Advisory Council to the Department of Labor.
Prior to joining Benz, Megan spent 10 years at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), most recently in the role of Vice President and Head of DC Experience, where she was responsible for global thought leadership, as well as client and participant engagement for their Defined Contribution Team. We got to know Megan in 2015 while collaborating with her on a Financial Wellness Hackathon, a high-impact workshop featuring employers who were early adopters of financial wellness. We collected and shared best practices in our joint white paper, 6 Steps to bring financial wellness to the workplace, and the related webinar.
Megan grew up on Cape Cod and now lives just outside of Boston. She’s a huge fan of all things New England: the coasts, the mountains, the old country stores, the colonial architecture, and the Patriots’ Day celebrations. Whenever possible, she loves getting out into the beautiful New England nature to sail, ski, bike, run, or kayak.
Megan has a B.A. in English from Colby College and an MBA from Boston University. And she’s expecting to get her honorary degree from the Jedi Order any day now.