Leadership & experience

Our team brings extensive industry knowledge and experience to the table. Among the many local and regional brokerages, Soldevila & Associates stands out because we are not only dedicated to delivering creative, cost-effective benefits plans but also because we can leverage our strong networks and established relationships to negotiate successfully on our clients' behalf.

Dale Soldevila

Founder & President

Dale founded Soldevila & Associates, LLC. in July, 2000. From the very beginning Dale has maintained the company's mission of delivering simple, affordable and comprehensive employee benefits management solutions that provide immediate impact to an employer's bottom line. For current and prospective clients, Dale's activities focus on helping organizations develop a vision and strategy for the role of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), as well as conducting Employee Benefit needs analysis, defining requirements, evaluating and selecting vendors, and planning and managing system implementations and servicing clients. Dale has led Soldevila & Associates to become a "respected firm" in the benefits marketplace . By aligning the organization with a wide array of partners, Soldevila and Associates has been able to leverage its core strengths, provide a high level of service and realize reduced pricing for clients.

Dale is celebrating 30 years of experience in the employee benefits industry this year. Prior to forming Soldevila & Associates, Dale spent the first 3-years of his career with Ochsner Health Plan (now Humana Healthcare) as an Account Executive.  Dale's experience included the design, sale and implementation of health insurance plans to companies of 2-3000 employees within Louisiana. The next 3-years were spent with Slabaugh, Morgan, Conefry Consulting firm. Dale's specific areas of focus included the analysis of all employee benefit plans, HR organizational design, process and systems analysis, policy design and implementation of integrated human resource and compliance analysis for local and national clients.

Dale grew up in Clarksdale, MS and attended the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, MS. Dale moved to New Orleans, LA in 1990 to open Glamour Shots in the Lakeside Mall and entered the insurance industry in 1994.

Hillary Soldevila Barnett

Director of Accounts

Hillary is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She has worked with Soldevila & Associates in a part time adminstrative role since May 2007 and started as a full time team member in 2015. She gained her client relationship skills through working with a large national real estate corporation, as well as Tulane University. Born and raised in Metairie, La., she attended St Catherine of Siena School and Mount Carmel Academy.

Hillary heads up the Account team and is always focused on client satisfaction. 

Kristen Brunet

Account Manager

Kristen is a dynamic professional whose knowledge, organizational, and account management skills keep Soldevila & Associates client partners satisfied. Kristen has over 20 years of experience in the employee benefits industry and has been part of the Soldevila account team since 2018. 

Amanda Prejean

Benefits Analyst

Savonna Kalil

Administrative Assistant

Savonna is experienced in administration and customer service. She takes pride in her positive attitude by providing the best most pleasant client experience possible. As an administrative specialist she works with our producers, account managers as well as vendors and clients. Her goals include passing her insurance licensing course and becoming more all around knowledgeable in benefits and HR. She was born and raised in Metairie, La and attending East Jefferson and UNO. Her primary hobby is climbing and plans to experience "Big Wall' climbing in Yosemite.

Laurie D'Aquila

Benefits Technology Supervisor