Kendall Taylor with Valley Schools Management Group E36
VSMG is a leading employee benefits consultant dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of Arizona’s school districts, municipalities, and other public entities for over 17 years. With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, we are committed to delivering expert advice, forward-thinking strategies, and cost-effective solutions to help clients attract and raetain employees.
VSMG’s exclusive health and wellness program, WellStyles™, meets employees where they are. Through education and motivation, the program actively cultivates opportunities for employees to improve their wellbeing, mindfulness, fitness, and overall quality of life.
Kendall Taylor graduated from Arizona State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology.
With more than 13 years of experience in the healthcare and wellness field, she holds extensive knowledge in the development, implementation and management of health and wellness programs. She’s energized by finding innovative solutions to common health disparities, reducing chronic diseases and claims costs, and encouraging healthy behaviors.
Kendall is a popular speaker at regional conferences on worksite wellness and employee retention. She loves spending time with her two energetic boys, being active in the local organic food and farm community and sharing her love of fitness with friends and family.
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Thomas Barr is the Executive Director for Local First Arizona, the largest coalition of local businesses in North America. He advocates for a strong local business community that contributes to building vibrancy, equity, and prosperity across the state. A proud Arizona native and graduate of Arizona State University, Thomas leads the business coalition of Local First Arizona by advocating for the economic and cultural benefits provided by building strong local economies.
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