Longfellow Benefits Names Silva Senior Vice President

Heads Executive Benefits Practice

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Lisa Silva has joined Longfellow Benefits, Boston-based benefits consultants and brokers, as senior vice president, executive benefits.

She has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and was a practice leader of the private client group of a major employee benefits firm.

As head of Longfellow's executive benefits practice, Silva works closely with clients on individual and corporate insurance-planning needs. Her areas of expertise include key-person coverage, individual insurance plans and complex supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs). Her expertise in designing insurance programs for senior executives and their employers lets them create the most comprehensive, tax-efficient insurance portfolio for their situation.

"Lisa is a topnotch professional with impeccable qualifications, and our clients will find her a pleasure to work with," said Joseph M. Gray, Longfellow Benefits managing principal.

She is a graduate of California State University, Chico, where she earned her degree in strategic management with a minor in human resource development. She is licensed to sell life, accident and health insurance and securities and holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. A Weymouth resident, Lisa is working towards attaining her Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation.

Serving organizations in New England and nationally, Longfellow Benefits provides employee benefits, retirement plans and executive benefits. Its staff includes experts carrying top professional designations: Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Licensed Insurance Advisor (LIA), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL), Master of Business Administration, Taxation (MBA), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®).

For more information, visit www.longfellowbenefits.com or call 617-351-6000.

Contact Information: Contact: Henry Stimpson Stimpson Communications 508-647-0705 HStimpson@StimpsonCommunications.com

Lisa Silva, Senior VP, Longfellow Benefits