Next Level Benefits CEO Lauren Winans Named to NSBA Leadership Council

January 30, 2023
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The CEO of Next Level Benefits, Lauren Winans was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Winans, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

“As a small-business owner and HR consultant, I see the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” stated Winans. “Joining the Health and Human Resources Committee of NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress.”

Lauren Winans is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal HR Consultant for Next Level Benefits, an HR consulting practice offering clients access to HR professionals for both short and long-term projects. With 20 years of human resources and employee benefits experience, Winans possesses a deep expertise of HR best practices and what resonates with employees. She founded Next Level Benefits in 2019, offering HR teams access to former corporate HR professionals on-demand when they need them most.

Winans joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of her efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small business, including issues having to do with health care, employee benefits, human resources, and labor issues.  The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.

“I am proud to have Lauren Winans as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “She came to us highly recommended and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”

Founded in 2019 by Winans, Next Level Benefits has grown to become one of the leading boutique HR consulting firms in the nation. Its focus has expanded from employee benefits consulting to all areas of HR - benefits, compensation, talent management, organizational development, systems and analytics, talent acquisition, learning and training, employee relations, and communications. Next Level Benefits is committed to helping HR teams to create best places to work, attract and retain talent, and build a successful, sustainable people strategy. Contact us today to learn how we can help you tackle your biggest HR challenges.

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