Tim Carney Joins BrightBenefits as Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of BrightBenefits

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NASHVILLE—Tim Carney has joined BrightBenefits a recently established vision and dental insurance business, as executive vice president and chief sales officer. Carney has the primary responsibility of building, leading and overseeing the activities of the sales team, identifying new markets, as well as designing and delivering special programs and partnerships for the company, an announcement said. BrightBenefits is a national dental and vision insurance business lead by long-time insurance industry expert, Danny Bentley, president, as VMAIL reported last month

BrightBenefits' focus is on providing employee benefits, products and services that help employers and their employees protect their families.

"Tim is a confident leader who is successful in advancing initiatives that aid in business development, product development and growing revenue. We are pleased for him to join the BrightBenefits team as we launch a dental and vision employee benefits product line," said Bentley.

Most recently, Carney served as vice president of commercial sales for Avesis, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. During his career there he expanded territories, improved lead generation and introduced strategic partnerships. Carney was also integral to developing new products and initiating marketing campaigns, promotions and communications for health care partners, the announcement said.

Prior to joining Avesis, Carney served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Davis Vision, the nation's third largest vision insurer with approximately 22 million members.

"I look forward to collaborating with Danny on building a solid framework for BrightBenefits. This is an exciting opportunity for me to help drive initiatives that can lead to sustainable future growth and make an impact on employee benefits," said Carney.

Carney holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management degree from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. Carney is a former United States Marine and has served on the boards for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, American Red Cross-Arkansas and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.