Robert L. Hughes


Employee Benefits Specialist

Robert, a graduate from Michigan State University, has over 28 years of experience as an Employee Benefits Consultant. He is a frequent speaker on employee benefit issues, having spoken both nationally and internationally. Robert was appointed by the Governor as the current commissioner on the Michigan Certificate of Need (CON) Commission. He was a past president of The Grand Rapids Association of Life Underwriters and a prior chairman on the Grand Rapids Chamber Committee for Health Care and Human Resources. Robert is a member of the West Michigan Sports Commission, a proud Junior Achievement Instructor at Burton Heights Elementary School and has served for as a Big Brother for over 16 years. He is a member of The International Million Dollar Round Table Top of the Table. Robert enjoys racing sailboats, is an avid cyclist and co-founded the Bissell pro cycling team.



In the almost 35 years I’ve been in Human Resources leadership positions – including stints with two Fortune 100 companies- I’ve never had the pleasure to work with a group of men and women like the ones at Advantage Benefits Group who so consistently meet and exceed our expectations in providing timely and effective guidance in the administration of our benefit plans. I heartily recommend them to any other organizations seeking to establish a more effective relationship with their benefits agents.

Dave Sawyer
Howard Miller