Local Benefits And Consulting Firm Adds New Hire To Sales Team

DURHAM, N.C., February 17, 2016 – Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), an independent benefits consulting firm, has announced the hiring of Connor Duke as regional manager for northeastern North Carolina. In this role, Duke identifies, qualifies and secures business opportunities by developing business relationships with potential clients. His focus is on expanding awareness of the HCW brand and services while developing new business opportunities in the northeast. He works on understanding the needs of potential clients, and providing solutions that align with their organizational goals.

Duke comes to HCW after working for the past 4.5 years as a territory manager for Southeast Industrial Equipment, the nation’s largest dealer of Toyota industrial equipment and a leader in the southeast U.S. for material handling equipment needs.

Duke graduated from East Carolina University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design & Construction Management. He lives in Winterville, N.C. with his wife and son.

“I wanted to work in a more consultative sales role in the business to business employee benefits industry,” said Duke. “I discovered HCW and learned it would be a great fit in terms of the industry and company culture!”

“Connor is a great addition to our sales team as we increase our presence in the northeast,” said Todd Yates, HCW partner and CEO. “With roots in eastern North Carolina, Connor is the perfect fit for this role. His prior experience and background will make him an excellent resource for our prospective clients.”