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Matthew Howes

Vice President, Time Away & Life Solutions Practice, Aon

Matthew Howes is an expert in leave, life and disability for Aon’s Time Away and Life Solutions practice, serving underwriting, marketing, implementation and renewal efforts for clients. He provides expertise in serving clients as they navigate the complexity of absence management, including the development of policy and procedures, PTO harmonization, compliance to manage paid sick leaves, disability, FMLA, Paid Family Leave, and various state and local leave regulations. 

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Susan Stowell

Vice President, Absence Management Offering, Unum 

Susan Stowell drives the strategic vision for new enhancements to Unum’s leave and absence portfolio, guiding investments that improve the user experience with a modern, digital toolset. In this role, Susan interacts with customers across the United States in helping to solve their greatest leave management pain points and driving their strategic vision and digital intelligence. Previously, Susan led Unum’s Workforce Solutions consulting team, positively impacting customers’ experiences with unplanned absences. She has also worked extensively in healthcare. 

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Marci Cyr

Assistant Vice President, Leave Transformation, Unum 

Marci Cyr has spent the past two years focused on transforming Unum’s approach to leave and absence management. Although primarily focused on Unum’s policies, processes, and employee experience as an employer, Marci also partners closely with her Unum business partners to provide the client perspective as input to the ongoing design of future leave administration services. She draws from her diverse business experience in leave management and policies, strategic business and IT planning, organizational design, transformational change management, program management and communications.

About the host

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Clare Morin

Unum Content Marketing Manager

Clare Morin is the Content Marketing Manager at Unum and a journalist who’s spent the last 20 years interviewing hundreds of thought leaders on topics ranging from wellness to culture, finance, human resources and technology. Born in the UK, raised in Hong Kong and based in the U.S. since 2009, she brings a global outlook to the HR Trends studio.

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