Tom Elliott has been selected as the Executive Director, Member Services for the Valley Schools Management Group (VSMG). VSMG has over 25 years of experience in group purchasing insurance for government entities in Arizona. Their range of managed trusts and pools include healthcare, dental coverage, workers’ compensation and liability insurance. The organization has saved their members and taxpayers millions per year in premiums while maintaining high quality benefits.
Tom Elliott started with VSMG on July 1st, after serving with distinction as the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services at the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) since 2005. Tom Elliott has thirty years of executive level experience in auditing, financial management and public administration. He holds degrees in science, business and accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
“I have seen the high quality of staff and services provided by Valley Schools and I am honored to take on this new role in my career in public service.” Tom Elliott said. “I look forward to continuing their long tradition of saving money for Arizona members.”
Tom Boone, Chairman of the VSMG Board, has long looked upon the possibility of bringing Tom Elliott on board given his proven management abilities and vast experience as a Trustee on various employee benefits Board of Directors. “Tom Elliott has served in both large and smaller school districts, as an auditor, and is heavily involved in the community. I can think of no better candidate to have filled this position.”
The opportunity arose when Andrea Billings, the Administrator for the Valley Schools Employee Benefits Trust (VSEBT) took a new position with Aon/Hewitt Consulting. Andrea has been working with VSEBT to insure a smooth transition. As Executive Director, Member Services, Tom Elliott will serve a more comprehensive role, as VSMG continues to improve its service model and reorganize when necessary to maximize service to their members.
“As a CPA, it is exciting for me to join an organization that has had the highest audit ratings possible every year for their entire quarter century of service.” Tom Elliott pointed out. “As the insurance market continues to change rapidly, especially in healthcare, it is important to have this long track record of steady, upstanding and open organizations like VSMG to protect their members during these rough waters.”
Tom Elliott is an avid sports enthusiast, coached youth hockey, and has served on many community boards and associations. Congratulations and best wishes to Tom Elliott in this new position!