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Kathy Swiger



Kathy has over 35 years of experience
with employee benefits from a Human Resources perspective.  She holds BA
and MS degrees.




 President of Advanced Benefit Strategies Inc. Pat is a native Washingtonian and graduated Gonzaga College High School in 1979.  He attended The University of The South graduating with a BA degree in 1983. 
 He began his insurance career with Mass Mutual / Capitol Financial Partners in 1983 working with small-to-medium sized business owners designing solutions to insurance needs at the personal and corporate level.  He was instrumental in establishing an in-house benefit consulting company, Advanced Benefit Strategies Inc. (ABSI), in 1993 with partner Jeff Hamblen.  The purpose of ABSI was to support the group insurance needs for the clients of Capitol Financial Partners.
Patrick has designed and implemented corporate benefit plans for over 400 corporations in the Washington Metropolitan area.  He and the ABSI benefits team manage over 70 million dollars of premium annually.Patrick has been on the board of directors of the Greater Washington Area Health Underwriters Association and has been active in several local charities over the years.  He is a member of the National Health Underwriters Leading Producers Round Table and the Blue Cross Blue Shield broker counsel.  Patrick and his wife Tammy have four children and live in Montgomery County Maryland.

Sim Pace

General Manager


General Manager of Advanced Benefit Strategies Inc. since 2001. 
Sim has over 35 years of experience in the health and property/casualty insurance industries including responsibilities as COO of BlueCross BlueShield of the National Capital Area. He holds BS and MS degrees.

Our ABSI Team

Julie Garrido

Account Manager


 Julie has over 25 years of experience with
employee benefits and claims from a Human Resources perspective.  Contact
Julie for your Customer Service questions!