CBA Team

Conference RmMeet the CBA Executive Team:

Samuel J. GARCIA, Principle, and CEO    Email Sam 
Attended Santa Fe College
Founded CBA in 1980
Licensed Third Party Administrator
Licensed: Casualty and Surety , Life, Accident and Health, Property, Marine and Transportation Vehicle
Recognized Expert in the Voluntary Benefit Insurance Market
Specialist in the Public Sector Market
Extensive Expertise in Product Design, Implementation, Claims Processing, Billing, and Online Enrollment

CATHY FENNER, Principle and CFO   Email Cathy
Attended California State Northridge
Licensed: Casualty and Surety , Life, Accident and Health, Property, Marine and Transportation Vehicle
25 Years Employee Benefits and Management Experience
Extensive Experience in Personnel Administration, Classification, and Compensation

JOE A. LOPEZ, Chief Operations Officer   Email Joe
BS University of New Mexico
MA New Mexico Highlands University
Retired Superintendent of Schools
Over 35 Years of Experience in Public and Private Sector Administration
Extensive Experience in Employee Management
Budget Development and Contract Management Expertise
Responsible for Day to Day Operations

NILA MOORE, V. P. for Field Operations   Email Nila
BA University of Arizona
MBA Webster University
Licensed in NM, TX, AZ and CO. in Life, Accident and Health
15 Years of Management, Research and Marketing Experience
Extensive Retirement Planning Expertise
Responsible for field Operations

SHARON McMAHAN, V. P. Employee Benefits Solutions   Email Sharon Attended College in Southern California Licensed:  Life, Accident and Health, Property and Casualty 25 Years experience in the Life, Financial, Health Care and Human Resources Industry.

Insurance background: Commercial and Individual Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Vision, Cafeteria Plans, Long-Term Care as well as Casualty and Surety, Property, Marine & Transportation Vehicle, COBRA and HIPAA compliance. Expertise and knowledge in developing benefit plans that meet the individual needs of  employers; including multi-year strategy solutions, compliance analysis, benefit plan review, utilization reports and benefits administration.

MARIANNA SANDOVAL, Account Management Executive   Email Marianna
Attended New Mexico Highlands University
35 Years of Personnel and Fiscal Management Experience
Extensive Experience in Benefit Programs Administration

MARGIE MARTINEZ, Office Manager   Email Margie
Responsible for Office Management
Over 18 Years’ Experience in Benefits Processing
Client Liaison

LOUIS ABEYTA, IT Director  Email Louis
Retiree Health Care Authority
Expertise in Programming, Project Management and IT Operations
Network Administration and Data Base Programing
Built Interactive websites

ROBERT (Bob) ELSAS, National Sales Manager for Life and Disability Insurance  Email Bob
BA University of Wisconsin
Master of Urban Planning, Healthcare, University of Wisconsin
Attended University of New Mexico
25 Years Experience in Insurance Industry
Expertise in Corporate Sales/Marketing Communications