Liliana Salazar, a senior vice president and employee benefits compliance practice co-leader for Wells Fargo Insurance, will return as featured speaker for Angelo State University’s 2014 Wells Fargo Distinguished Lectureship in Business on Tuesday, March 4, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
Salazar will present “Health Care Reform Checkup” at 10:30 a.m. March 4 in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center.  The lecture is open free to the public and is an update to Salazar’s 2013 Wells Fargo Lecture, “Understanding the Implications of Health Care Reform on Employers.”

As an employee benefits compliance professional, Salazar possesses extensive experience addressing employers’ responsibilities under federal, state and local laws.  She interacts with regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services and state insurance departments, to address the applicability of laws and regulations to group health plans.

Salazar and her staff are actively involved in identifying and implementing cost-effective employer solutions that comply with new health care reform mandates, including defined contribution plans and consumer-driven health care plans.

Salazar earned her Juris Doctorate from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo Insurance 16 years ago, she worked in Colombia as an in-house counsel for Multinspec Ltd. and Thomas Miller Inc. Americas.

The Distinguished Lectureship in Business was established in 1995 and is underwritten each year by Wells Fargo Bank of San Angelo.  Also sponsoring the lectureship is Wells Fargo’s Business Bankers of San Angelo group, which with its diverse business and banking experience has been ranked among the top performers in Texas and nationally.  The lectureship is designed to provide ASU students and the public with exposure to well-known business leaders and help grow the relationship between the San Angelo business community and ASU.

Past speakers have included Verizon Vice President Michael H. Millegan, Time Warner Cable CFO Landel Hobbs, Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr., Hirschfeld Steel CEO David Hirschfeld, Nike Inc. executive Kevin Carroll and former San Angelo Mayor Alvin New, the former president and chief executive officer of Town & Country Food Stores.

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