Executive Team Bios

Andy Fujimoto

T. Andrew Fujimoto

Chief Executive Officer

Andy has been instrumental in forging AmeriBen/IEC Group into one of the most widely respected group benefits third party administration and human resource consulting firms in the nation.

As a principal of the AmeriBen/IEC Group, Andy has extensive experience as a business executive and consultant. He joined the organization in May of 1986 as a Human Resource Consultant. He possesses a clear understanding of the implications of effective human resources management and its impact on an organization’s bottom line.

Andy earned his Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Business Administration from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. He currently serves on the Board and is the Compensation Committee Chair for Mutual of Enumclaw; serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sister of Southwest Idaho; serves on the Executive Committee for the Ore-Idaho Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and is a board member for the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators based in Washington, D.C.

Carrie Hatch

Carrie Hatch

Chief Operating Officer

Carrie has been with AmeriBen since 2004. As Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for Operations and is a member of AmeriBen’s Executive Leadership Team. She oversees the Claims and Customer Care Centers, Provider Relations, Client Accounting, Plan Build, and Support Services. Carrie’s exceptional attention to detail and ability to understand the complexities of the TPA business have been instrumental in the quality of AmeriBen’s operations.

Prior to joining AmeriBen, Carrie served seven years as a project coordinator for a large executive consulting firm. Previous capacities she has served in here at AmeriBen include Accounting, Technology Services Center Analyst, and EDI Services Coordinator. Her internal advancement and contributions to the organization truly embody our Core Purpose as it pertains to developing great leaders.

Carrie received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

Jon Aubrey

Jon Aubrey

Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President for AmeriBen/IEC Group, Jon focuses on sales strategy, growing the TPA and managing the Account & Business Development team. Jon has broad experience in third party administration and while at First Health, he managed the COBRA and HIPAA departments. During that time, he oversaw the administration of 500+ clients and managed 45 employees. He later moved into account management with First Health and worked with many large national accounts.

In 1999 Jon joined AmeriBen/IEC Group and has worked as an account representative manager, a director of marketing and now in his current role as Executive Vice President. He is responsible for new sales with a focus in the western United States.  He also oversees the Account Representatives, the Marketing Department and the Client Service Coordinators and is responsible for new vendor partnerships and contracting. The number of employee and student lives serviced by AmeriBen/IEC Group has grown significantly during his tenure. He is also asked to speak regularly about timely healthcare topics and is known for his expertise and presentation style.

Jon has received his Life and Disability license and is licensed in many states. Jon attended Utah State University majoring in Communications and is fluent in Spanish. Jon currently serves on the Board of Directors for AmeriBen/IEC Group

Pam Vannoy

Pam Vannoy

Director of Medical Management

Pam joined AmeriBen in 2012 as the Manager of AmeriBen’s Medical Management where she has primary oversight of utilization management, case management, disease management, maternity management, wellness, and disability administration. In 2015 Pam was promoted to the position of Director of Medical Management.

Pam has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years with extensive clinical experience in adult and pediatric home care/infusion, pediatrics, cardiac transplant unit, PICU, and NICU, in both Idaho and California. Additionally, Pam has over twelve years of experience in leadership roles, including her most recent position as Director of Operations of a large home health agency. She is committed to ensuring the delivery of quality, compassionate patient care, while ensuring continuous improvement of the company’s efficiency and fiscal success.

Pam received her nursing degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is licensed in the state of Idaho. She has served as the past president of the Idaho Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and remains an advocate for children and adults with hearing loss.

Matt Ingersoll

Matt Ingersoll

Director of Account Management

Matt began his AmeriBen career in August 2015 as the Director of Account Management. He is responsible for the oversight and development of the Account Representatives as well as their relationships with AmeriBen’s clients.

Prior to working at AmeriBen, Matt was the President of Boise Office Equipment, a Xerox Company, where he worked for 23 years. Matt is active in the community serving on the Board of Directors for the Boise Valley Economic Partnership and volunteers his time to many youth activities.

Matt has a B.A. from Brigham Young University in International Relations and he loves to spend time with his wife and five children.

Kelly Simper

Kelly Simper

Director of Technology

As the Director of Technology, Kelly partners with the senior leadership team in strategic initiatives as AmeriBen continues to enhance its quality services while maneuvering strategic growth. Providing direct oversight to the Technology Service Center, either directly or through an impressive team of supervisors, Kelly is responsible for the development of more than 50 associates as well as the integrity, continuity, and security of electronic data transfers.

Since joining AmeriBen in 2006 as a Database Administrator, Kelly has also served as the technical lead for the Infrastructure team. His experience in the company and in various other IT capacities in his 18 year professional career has given him the experience for delivering and operating sustainable IT solutions in a fast paced, high growth organization. He enjoys helping the great members on his teams to hone and grow their skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities as they provide excellent service to AmeriBen and its clients. Kelly’s educational background includes a strong business base from his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics followed by a Master’s degree in Management Information and Accounting Systems from Oklahoma State University.

In his free time, Kelly enjoys doing farm work at home and spending time with his family. He serves in his church and community and occasionally teaches IT classes for local colleges.

Eric Channer

Eric Channer

Director of Finance

Eric began his AmeriBen career as the Director of Finance in April 2016. Eric is responsible for the oversight of Corporate Finance and Accounting. He brings more than seven years of experience in accounting, with five of those years in various leadership positions.

Prior to AmeriBen, Eric worked for five years in public accounting for KPMG, LLP in their Boise office. He was honored with the firm’s highest awards for performance. While at KPMG, Eric worked closely with some of the nation’s largest and most successful companies. He also served as an instructor for KPMG’s national trainings. After leaving KPMG, Eric worked in corporate finance with the J.R. Simplot Company where he was relied upon for his leadership and technical accounting skills.

Eric received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business. Eric is a licensed CPA in the state of Idaho, and he loves to spend time with his wife and four children.