Lisa A Scamehorn, CEBS®

Employee Benefit Specialist


Lisa has been working in employee benefits since 1996.  In 2007 she was given an opportunity to move within Northwestern Mutual from the Minneapolis office to the Eagan office to mange their employee benefits division.  With her business partner, Tim Bohannon they were able to expand the employee benefits department and serve clients in Western Wisconsin and Minnesota.  


Ten years later, Lisa was able to purchase the company and founded Pharos Employee Benefits.  She named the company after Pharos of Alexandria,one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most famous lighthouse in antiquity.  It was a technological triumph and is has been used as a template for all lighthouses since.​  The logo and symbol of a lighthouse are very fitting in the ever changing world of employee benefits.


Her experience, compassion, dedication and knowledge help her to provide the guiding light for the team at Pharos.  Together this allows us to adapt and guide employers and employees through the changing times of employee benefits.  The goal is to create an environment structured to control costs, blend benefits to the culture of each company, communicate on a corporate and individual level and offer compliant solutions.


Associations and Memberships

International Foundation of Employee Benefits

Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters (MAHU)

National Assoication of Health Underwriters (NAHU)

TRUE Network of Advisors


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Arts Biology Gustavus Adolphus College
Associate of Arts Liberal Arts Bethany Lutheran College

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