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Mike Elia

Mike Elia

Employee Benefits Advisor

Favorite Quote:  “Never, never, never give up.”  Winston Churchill

Joined LSi:  1992

One word to describe LSi:  Fun

Fun Fact:  I change the oil in our family cars myself and used to replace the brakes.

In 1983, I graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and was hired as a health insurance sales person by The Travelers Insurance Company.  Most of my time was spent in their Denver and Boston offices before arriving in Erie in 1990.  I managed the Erie Sales Office until 1992, which is when they closed the office due to “lack of sales.” LSi must have felt bad for me because they offered me a job and I’ve been here ever since.

In addition to being a daily disruption to the LSi employees, I find unique ways to significantly cut employers’ health insurance costs and convey these cost saving methods to our clients and prospects.

My spiritual faith is very important to me.  I am a Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan and occasional Alter Server at St. George and also, a Knight of Columbus and a Roman Catholic Knight. I have served on the Mercyhurst Prep Board for 9 years and as Board Chair my last year. I have coached Saint George Tennis (10 years) and Girls’ soccer (6 years). I also played men’s ice hockey in Erie for 20 years.

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