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PO Box 2103

Huntington, WV 25721
 

304.525.4237

Leadership

A Snapshot of BeneScope, Inc. Senior Leadership:

John Snodgrass

John has been in the insurance business since 1983, starting with Met Life, moving to Blue Cross, and then starting an independent agency, Benefit Design Services, LLC. John's position with Blue Cross was to help clients "troubleshoot" their problems with the carrier, and from early in his career  he has  gained extensive insight into how medical coverage plans work, what can go  wrong, and how to correct or communicate the problems, and create solutions to them. John has made it his mission to stay current on insurance industry standards and laws as well as the federal and state laws governing medical insurance itself.   He lives in Hurricane with his wife Christy. John has a strong history of community service, serving on the Board of Directors at the Huntington City Mission, and also being active in many community events with Big Brothers/Sisters of the Tri-State, NAIFA, NAHU, and others. He also is a member of the Southern Gospel trio, Bloodline, and travels the area to sing in churches, fairs, and other gatherings.  John and the trio respond to requests from almost anywhere in the nation when asked to serve by providing Southern Gospel music.  You can access their website at www.bloodlinemusic.net and get more info about the group.

Robert (Bob) Crabtree

Robert A. Crabtree was  born in Louisa, KY and is a graduate of Marshall University, completing  a BA in 1973 and an MA in 1975.  He is a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during that conflict and has been active in community sports; playing both high school (Fort Gay and CK High) and college football (Marshall University) as well as coaching football for several years.  Bob became an educator and spent a number of years as a teacher, coach, and finally as a school administrator.  In 1986 he began his career in the field of insurance sales and service when he joined Mass Mutual in Huntington.  In 1990 he became a partner in Benefit Design Services, LLC.  and has specialized in employee benefit packages, working with employers (municipalities, private industry and business, as well as non-profits) to develop strong and affordable benefit programs to ensure quality health care for their employees.  Bob is married to the former Kim Proctor and has 3 adult children as well as a two year old grandson.  Bob has a strong commitment to excellent service and has taken the time and considerable effort to ensure that he stays current concerning  the insurance industry as a whole and also on the federal and state laws and regulations that govern this industry.

Jeremy Eastwood

Jeremy is a graduate of Marshall University with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with emphasis on Social Studies.  He began his career, in 2000,  as a public school teacher in West Virginia and Kentucky.  Five years later he decided to enter the private business sector and did so as an account executive with Eastwood Consulting.  In 2007, Jeremy moved to American Benefit Corporation as Vice President of Commercial Sales.  At ABC, he was responsible for all aspects of ABC's commercial block of business in addition to creating a flexible spending administration division for the company.  In 2009, Jeremy returned to Eastwood Consulting ,  as acting President.  Jeremy has a wide experience base in the medical insurance industry and has spent time and considerable effort to ensure that his knowledge is well grounded in the insurance industry itself and also in the laws and statutes that govern medical insurance at the federal and state level.

 

Patricia (Pat) Simmons

In the fall of 2010, Pat  left the American Red Cross after a career spanning over 25 years and numerous roles and locations.  She returned to West Virginia to focus on family and on a new and exciting project; the establishment of a new service corporation: BeneScope, Incorporated.  As a former Red Cross CEO, a State Resource Manager, A Regional COO, and a national Service Area Director of Preparedness & Response, Pat's experience has uniquely equipped her for the complex and varied issues of Business Consulting and Sustainability Planning. 

Pat began her career with ARC after an initial 15 year career in the health care field, including 10 years as a night administrator for Patient Services at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Prior to that she was with Three Rivers Humana Hospital, in Louisa, KY.  Pat began her career with Red Cross after moving to Michigan where she served as a Red Cross Station Manager and CEO, while also training in Emergency Management with the Michigan State Police, Division of Emergency Management.  In 1996, Pat became the CEO of Cape Cod and Islands Red Cross, Cape Cod, MA.  In 1998, she transitioned to the role of ARC State Resource Manager for the state of Wisconsin where she was responsible for board and staff education and business and strategic planning for the 34 Red Cross Chapters in the state.  In 2002, Pat took the role of Deputy CEO  and Emergency Services Director for the Badger Chapter in Madison, WI.  In this role she also served as the Red Cross Disaster Liaison to the state of WI, serving on the original Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force for Homeland Security and as ARC active member of the WI State CDC/HRSA Advisory Council, taking part in the initial biological and chemical threat planning within the state.

In 2004, Pat was named the Director of Preparedness and Response for the Northeast Service area, encompassing 9 states and the Caribbean.  In this role, she was responsible not only for the readiness and response to disaster of 148 chapters  but also for Red Cross  interaction and liaison with nine (9) state governments and state emergency planning efforts as well as three (3)  FEMA Regional offices.  In 2008, Pat became the Regional Chief Operations Officer for the Chisholm Trail Chapter in Fort Worth, TX.  In that role she was responsible for the day to day operation and the forward planning for 5 Chisholm Trail offices and 4 community chapters.  Her office was, ultimately, responsible for the delivery of all Red Cross programs and services in the 78 county regional jurisdiction; roughly 1/3 of the counties in the state of TX.  During her time in TX, she was not only responsible for the core ARC programs, but also had oversight and responsibility for  the Chisholm Trail Chapter multi-million dollar transportation system which had to be funded entirely independently by contracts and grants.