Alera Group Appoints Sarah Sheckells as Chief Human Resources Officer

January 31, 2024

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Deerfield, IL (January 31, 2024) — Alera Group, a top independent national insurance and financial services firm, announced today the appointment of Sarah Sheckells as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

In this role, Sheckells will lead the HR team focusing on the strategic direction of employee relations, talent acquisition, total rewards, inclusion and diversity, and training and organizational development. Additionally, she will serve as a key partner to Alera Group’s senior leadership team on HR-related strategies and decisions. 

"I am honored to take on the role of Chief Human Resources Officer at Alera Group,” said Sheckells. “Leading our devoted HR team is an exciting next phase as our commitment to fostering a collaborative workplace culture and prioritizing employee well-being aligns with my professional values. I am eager to contribute to the strategic growth and success of our organization."

Sheckells brings over 27 years of financial services and insurance experience to her new role, after most recently serving as Senior Director, Human Resources for Alera Group’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Prior to joining Alera Group, Sheckells held leadership roles at companies such as T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Campbell and Company and Morgan Stanley. 

"Sarah's HR leadership in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions has already made a positive impact on our organization,” Billy Corrigan, Chief Operating Officer of Alera Group. “Her wealth of experience and commitment to elevating our workplace culture has empowered our team, and we look forward to her continued contributions as a key partner in shaping an inclusive environment for our employees." 


About Alera Group

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and financial services firm with more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, offering comprehensive employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan services and wealth services solutions to clients nationwide. By working collaboratively across specialties and geographies, Alera Group’s team of more than 4,000 professionals in more than 180 offices provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn. 

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