Prior to Explain My Benefits, Dawson was the Senior Regional Sales Director for Boston Mutual, a national provider of insurance solutions, a position he held for more than two years. Before that, he spent over three years at Lincoln Financial Group as a Senior Sales Consultant, where he contributed greatly to the company’s growth and success.
“James brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our executive leadership team and we are looking forward to him driving our sales, business development and growth efforts to the next level,” said David Howes, CEO and President of Explain My Benefits. “With extensive knowledge of Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Employee Benefits Design and Technology, combined with a demonstrated expertise in sales and marketing, JD will surely be a valuable asset to our leadership team as our company seeks to accelerate its growth year after year. We are excited to welcome James to the team.”
“I was first introduced to EMB in 2007 while working for Unum in Orlando,” said Dawson. “I was immediately impressed with their knowledge of the employee benefits business and their overall professionalism. Over the years I have worked closely with the EMB team and have watched them grow into the great company they are today. I am extremely excited to work for such an energetic company that has done all the right things to put themselves in a position to grow nationally.”
Dawson holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and History from Boston College where he also played baseball for the Boston College Eagles. Along with his wife Christy and their 1 year old son, the Dawson family now resides in Tampa where they are very involved in church and are active volunteers with charitable organizations within the Tampa Bay community.