Communications and Marketing Director
Meredith joined WSP upon its inception in 2005 where she was working long distance and building the WSP brand from New York City where she resided. During her time working in Manhattan, she was employed as an Entertainment and Fashion Publicist working the red carpet with film and media giants, all while sharing her time between working at WSP. After 6 years as a successful publicist, Meredith opted to leave her career and life in NYC and devote herself full time to the health insurance industry. She utilizes her natural sense of compassion and disciplined outlook when working with clients and carriers to make sure that issues are taken care of in a professional and timely manner. She has worked diligently on relationships with the Insurance Carriers so as to obtain receptive responses when needing to take care of any issues and or marketing outreach when pursuing benefit plan proposals. Meredith is responsible for all WSP communication pieces, maintaining the WSP brand, designing and producing marketing materials as well as upholding relationships with the carriers to ensure positive experiences with the clients and HR interaction. In addition, Meredith leads and implements wellness programs and coordination between the client and the insurance carrier’s wellness tools to implement healthier lifestyles for employers and their employees. Meredith creates and publishes all wellness materials and is passionate about health education and implementing them into the workplace. Meredith is a multi-award winning professional, most recently a three-time nominee and finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s-Women Who Mean Business Award.
She is a graduate from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Theatre with a double emphasis in Film and Directing for the Stage and a minor in Mass Communication and Media Arts.
In addition, Meredith is a certified Pilates instructor where she teaches in North County San Diego where she resides with her Fiancé, Aaron.
Scott Pieratt, GBDS
William “Scott” Pieratt began his early career with Lincoln National Life as a sales representative from 1980 to 1984 where he consistently ranked among the top 50 agents nationally. He specialized in health insurance, life insurance and non-qualified pension plans. With his extensive reputation he was then hired as the group and pension sales manager to organize Crown Life’s employee benefit office in San Diego, CA. Within one year Scott’s leadership and professionalism reflected the San Diego office as their sales and profitability improved dramatically originally ranking #46 out of 46 nationally in both sales and profitability, to number one and number five due to Scott’s efforts.
In 1986 Scott Co-Founded California Corporate Benefits as Senior Vice President. Repeatedly, within one year he was credited for nearly doubling California Corporate Benefits group insurance business. In 2005 he left California Corporate Benefits after 19 years of building CCB into one of the top ten largest independently owned employee benefit firms of San Diego County, his leadership transferred to structure WSP into the top 20 of the same acknowledgment in less than a year.
Scott’s continued success is due to his personal approach to client’s, integrity within the industry and knowledge of negotiation and compassion for those he encounters. His leadership within the insurance field is admirable and his passion for community outreach is parallel in his efforts. His reputation is invaluable which makes him one of the top agents in the health insurance field. Scott maintains his reputation and is highly sought after by insurance Carriers who have responded positively by selecting him to sit on multiple national panels for: Assurant, Kaiser and United Healthcare (Formerly PacifiCare).
Scott is an active board member of the California Utility Executive Management Association (CUEMA), an organization of Water District Manager’s representing over 70 Water Dstrict’s and Agencies in the state of California. He is a past board member for Hospice of the North Coast, and was also Founder and Head Chairman of the Annual Golf Tournament; which in turn raised over $460,000 since its inception in 2001. He has served as a Parks & Recreation Commissioner of the City of Carlsbad for 10 years, receiving a proclamation in 2003 for his tireless efforts and chairmanship for the Parks and Recreation projects completed throughout Carlsbad, CA. He also served as President of the San Diego Employee Benefits Council for two years and chaired benefits raising over $40,000 for Becky’s House and Pro Kids Foundation. Scott remains a dedicated and honorable leader within the professional and social communities of Southern California.
Scott attended San Diego State and UC San Diego where he majored in Sociology. He was a competitive swimmer and water polo player at Grossmont College prior to transferring to San Diego State & UCSD. He continues to be involved with sports consulting and special projects nationally with Major League Baseball and the National Football League. Scott has been a resident of San Diego for over 50 years. He lives in Carlsbad, CA with his wife, Debbie, of over 35 years.