Member Meeting

DEC Peer Group – Business Development

9:00 AM

Virtual via Zoom

About This Meeting


Are you responsible for growing business for your organization?

Join us for a member-only benefit at no charge: DEC Business Development Peer Group!

Network with like-minded DEC members in business development to share ideas on prospecting and landing new clients. The DEC has partnered with Willis Towers Watson who will virtually facilitate this conversation.

February’s discussion will focus on:

  • The art of asking great questions to uncover real needs
  • Enhancing negotiation skills to advance the sale

Registration: RSVP Required through eTix for DEC Members Only per group (Please no guests)


Michelle M. Acciavatti, FSA, EA Market Leader, Michigan and Northwest Ohio Willis Towers WatsonMichelle M. Acciavatti, FSA, EA
Market Leader, Michigan and Northwest Ohio
Willis Towers Watson

Michelle Acciavatti is the Market Leader for Michigan and NW Ohio for Willis Towers Watson; the first female to hold this role in our 70+ year history. She is also a 22 year wife, a mother of two (one being a Special Olympics Athlete), a Board Chair for Special Olympics of Michigan and a Board member for The Detroit Economic Club and Walsh College. Over her 27 year career at Willis Towers Watson (starting right out of college), Michelle’s positive tenacity has put her on a path to grow from an actuarial analyst to market leader. Her experiences in her career, family and the community shape her every decision. In her role as Market Leader, Michelle created the Michigan Inclusion Network and the Race @ WTW Michigan team which focus on three key areas: Activating Allies and Advocates, Enhancing the Talent Experience for current and future colleagues and Improving our Communities. These groups have successfully led to office-wide training/education and open and honest conversations among our colleagues. In 2019, Michelle was a recipient of the Crain’s Detroit Notable Women in HR Award for her commitment to growth within her organization and in the community. Michelle strives every day to make a difference for her clients, Willis Towers Watson colleagues and the community she lives in.


Michael Reese Client Relationship Director Willis Towers WatsonMichael Reese
Client Relationship Director
Willis Towers Watson

Michael is a client relationship director in Towers Watson’s Chicago office. In this role, he is responsible for the overall relationship between his clients and Willis Towers Watson. He has thirteen years of account management experience.

Michael serves as a liaison to ensure overall client satisfaction and he matches the best consulting resources with client needs. Michael also coordinates overall quality assurance, delivery of the best services and financial management. Michael has experience in helping large organizations think through their human capital strategies as it relates to, compensation and benefits, HR technology and outsourcing, employee engagement, and talent management. He has also helped facilitate global workshops geared toward helping multinationals develop a globally consistent total rewards framework. Before joining the company, he held relationship management positions with leading pharmaceutical and software companies.

Before joining Willis Towers Watson in 2008, he held relationship management positions with leading pharmaceutical and software companies.

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Meeting Agenda

9:00 a.m. Networking & Discussion

10:00 a.m. Adjourn

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