Who's Who of Top Executives

Layla Shields

Title: Senior Renewal Executive
Company: Mutual of Omaha
Location: Dundalk, Maryland, United States 

Layla Shields, senior renewal executive at Mutual of Omaha, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in employee benefits and insurance.

Ms. Shields has crafted a career dedicated to continual learning and professional advancement. Her educational journey began with an associate’s degree in fine arts from the College of Southern Maryland in 1997, followed by a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland in 1999. Subsequently, she pursued certified employee benefits specialist, group benefits associate, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services certifications in the employee benefits program at The Wharton School in 2014, culminating in her latest achievement of obtaining a group benefits disability specialist in disability insurance from the National Underwriter in 2023.

Ms. Shield’s career progression showcases a commitment to excellence and expertise in the realm of employee benefits. Spanning roles such as executive admin, sales coordinator, and account specialist at Unun from 2001 to 2005 to her current position as a senior renewal executive at Mutual of Omaha since 2023, she has consistently excelled. Her tenure as a client executive at RCM&D from 2006 to 2015 and vice president and senior consultant at Evolution Healthcare from 2020 to 2022 underlines her leadership and expertise in the field.

Ms. Shields’ memberships in professional associations like the Baltimore Association of Health Underwriters and the National Association of Health Underwriters underline her commitment to ongoing professional development and networking within her field. Looking ahead, her aspirations include continuing her growth and contributions at Mutual of Omaha. With an eye toward leadership roles within the company, she aims to make a significant impact and drive growth within the organization. Ms. Shields attributes her success to her upbringing and a strong work ethic instilled by witnessing her father’s dedication to his small business. 

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