Arlene Palencia

Benefits Specialist

Arlene joined the employee benefits division of the firm in 2020.  Her previous experience with operations and administrative management provides insight into the benefit needs and administrative processes from the client’s perspective.  Her role is to assist the business owners with the application, enrollment, and processing of groups and individuals for health and life benefits.  Arlene has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from North Carolina State University.  She currently holds a Life, Health & Annuities license in Virginia.

While Arlene is from New York, she has lived in the Richmond metro area for over 20 years and calls Virginia home.  She and her husband Mel share three children Ashley, Johana and Matthew.  You can find Arlene on the soccer field with Matthew and assisting her husband who is a coach for the Richmond Kickers or running around with the grandbabies, Beckham and Ariyah, who are her pride and joy.  In her spare time, she enjoys basketball, reading, baking, leisurely walks, and spending time with family.