About SCEC

Your South-Central Education Consortium

Meet the SCEC Team

The SCEC team, head-quartered in St. Louis, provides optimal health benefits to South-Central school districts.

Dean Eggerding

President of Employee Benefits

Dean is responsible for managing the operational activities of the St. Louis Benefits Department ensuring consistent service and professionalism as defined by USI’s Best Practices, Core Values and Risk Management. Dean has been in the insurance industry for over 14 years and has extensive experience in employee benefits.

Dean is currently on the boards of the Missouri Athletic Club, Concordia Church, Lutheran Association of Special Education and Lutheran High School Association.

Lonnie Thompson

Consortium Projects Administrator/ Benefits Consultant

Derek Duncan

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits

Derek has been with USI since 2011. He originally served in a national capacity with our USI office in Boston, Massachusetts. His current role since 2013 is serving as a benefit consultant in his native Missouri. Derek’s client base sits heavily in the education sector, namely the higher education practice. He has worked with multiple higher education clients in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa. As a region he is a part of a team that services over thirty higher education institutions and well over one hundred school districts.

Derek is an active sponsor in Missouri’s College and University Professional Association (CUPA), Missouri Community College Association, Illinois CUPA and Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Cheryl Martin

Account Manager

Cheryl has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience in employee benefits. She worked for UnitedHealthcare for 16 years in account management and sales.

Currently, Cheryl is an Account Manager for the St. Louis division of USI Insurance Services. Her main responsibilities include providing client focused servicing for several large key accounts, including the South Central Education Consortium (SCEC), marketing support, staying abreast of all carrier products and changes as well as ongoing health care reform issues.

Cheryl demonstrates a passion for delivering exceptional service, both internally and externally. Her expertise and innovation drives her focus on solving clients’ problems and achieving real results.

Cheryl has her insurance license in both Missouri and Illinois.

Rebecca Moore

Account Executive

Becky has been in the insurance industry for over 15 years and has extensive experience in employee benefits. She also has worked in a variety of healthcare area’s within the Mercy Health System prior to working in the insurance industry.

Becky began her career in insurance as an an account manager for Mercy Health Plans in St. Louis. During her time with Merc y Health Plans she worked with group’s of all sizes and complexitites. She also managed the employee benefits package for Mercy Health Systems employees.

In 2010, she joined the USI team as an account executive. She currently oversees a team who works with her in managing USI’s largest employee benefits account. This account is self -funded and is comprised of 30 school districts with very complex benefit plans. In addition to this, Becky recently received her sixth year Summit award recogninzing her for outstanding cutomer service to this account.

Becky has also served in the capacity of board member for 6 years for the Meramec Ambulance District.

Becky has her insurance license in both Missouri and Illinois.

Education

Becky received certification as a Registered Medical Assistant as well as attended Southeast Missouri State University.

Dana Arenz

Account Executive

Dana has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years and has extensive experience in employee benefits for both fully insured and level funded business.

Dana joined USI over 5 years ago and is an Account Executive for the St. Louis office of USI Insurance Services. Her expertise ranges from working with Small to Large accounts including the South Central Education Consortium (SCEC). She has a passion to deliver exceptional service and demonstrates excellent communication to her clients.

Dana lives in the Jefferson County area with her husband of 15 years and 4 children. She is on the Board of Finance Committee with her church at Cedar Hill Lutheran Church.

Dana has her Life and Health insurance license in MO and IL.

Maranda Voican

Gail Flloyd

Testimonials

We could not be more pleased with the level of customer service we receive from Becky, Dean and the rest of their team. We are always made to feel like our renewal is of the utmost importance to the USI team. Our relationship with USI is something we often share with our colleagues.

10 Year USI Client

Our USI team does a fantastic job at following through with issues. They don’t just forget the problem and move on, or say they don’t have the answer and leave it at that. I trust their knowledge and they are very timely in answering questions. They are also very personable and I can tell they want their customers to be satisfied with their services; they always have our best interests at heart.

3 Year USI Client

Becky and Cheryl (and all the others) are great!!! Always fixing my “issues” quickly.

12 Year USI Client

The people are very friendly and know their stuff. Love working with them.

8 Year USI Client

Becky and Cheryl (and all the others) are great!!! Always fixing my “issues” quickly.The level of service we receive from Rebecca Moore and Cheryl Martin is outstanding

12 Year USI Client

The people aRebecca Moore and Cheryl Martin are always pleasant and very helpful.”

7 Year USI Client

“I have complete confidence in our team and their abilities.

6 Year USI Client