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chief human resources officer
ARAG Chief Human Resources Officer Erin Barfels has been a catalyst for creating an organization intensely focused on team members. She has developed strategies to create and nurture an exceptional and award-winning workplace culture that drives high levels of engagement and loyalty. Barfels’ innovative talent management strategies attract, integrate, develop, and retain a highly productive and successful workforce capable of meeting the customer and business needs now and in the future. She has been an instrumental leader in the success of the organization for the past 12 years, and is a sought after speaker regarding her work within the voluntary benefits space – and in particular, her results in progressive talent development strategies and positive workplace culture. Barfels holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree with an emphasis in human resource management from Iowa State University. She is a certified professional coach and actively involved in the community through leadership organizations and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).