Liz Smith has been promoted to president of employee benefits at Assurance. Her former title was executive vice president of employee benefits. Smith is also a member of Assurance’s executive management team. She is responsible for the overall vision and strategy of the benefits department including the areas of health care reform, consumer-driven health plans, compliance and wellness. Prior to joining Assurance, Smith served as senior vice president, practice leader of employee benefits for a national insurance brokerage.

Assurance, headquartered in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Ill. places coverage for business and personal insurance, employee benefits and retirement services.