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Cecilia A. Johnson

Cecilia A. Johnson

Founder and Principal

Founder and Principal of Benefits Advisory Group.  Cecilia has more than 25 years of experience in advising and supporting employee benefit solutions.Cecilia builds business relationships based upon her innate ability to easily connect with business owners and management teams and truly understanding their needs.

Cecilia is active in the Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters (MAHU), as well as their parent organization, the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).  Additionally, she has been consistently recognized for her excellence in client advocacy and service by numerous national insurance providers.

Cecilia is also Vice-Chair on the Supervisory Committee for Spire Federal Credit Union and resides in Ramsey, Minnesota.

Peter A. Knoll, CLU

Peter A. Knoll, CLU


Peter joins the Benefits Advisory Group team after spending over 26 years creating and then selling a multi-specialty financial services firm.  In 2018 his firm was sold to the 4th largest employee benefits brokerage in the US, creating an opportunity to reconnect with Cecilia.  Peter brings an extensive array of knowledge working with organizations, from startups to multinational organizations.

A graduate of the University of North Dakota, he also holds the industry’s Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. He continues to serve his industry by providing knowledge to various professional advisory committees and/or boards. Peter has also proudly served in the Army National Guard, and resides in the Excelsior, MN area.

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