Building on more than 40 years of experience in the employee benefits field, William (Bill) Heine founded Associated Benefit Consultants of LA., Inc., today doing business as Associated Benefits Consulting. Bill's success was built on a unique service-oriented philosophy: serve the needs of clients through the expertise of the local agent/broker. This approach has proven particularly successful with membership associations, reflected in a client portfolio spanning the nation from Louisiana to Montana. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Bill received his BBA Degree from Tulane University. He is a member and former president of the Association of Employee Benefit Planners and holds membership in the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (CEBS). In addition, he has taught CEBS courses at Loyola University in New Orleans. Bill is also a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and was the first in Louisiana to hold both CLU and CEBS designations. Bill remains of counsel to the firm.