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OneDigital’s Vice President Of Legal and Compliance Erica Cordova Zinkie Honored By Atlanta Business Chronicle

Prestigious Award Recognizes Outstanding Work of In-House Counsel in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA – August 28, 2020 – Erica Cordova Zinkie, Vice President of Legal and Compliance at OneDigital, the nation’s leading strategic advisory firm focused on driving business growth for employers of all sizes, has been named a 2020 Honoree in the Georgia Chapter of the Associate of Corporate Counsel and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Corporate Counsel Awards. The award celebrates the outstanding work of in-house counsel in the Atlanta metro area.

Cordova Zinkie joined the OneDigital legal and compliance team, led by Annette Bechtold, SVP of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, in 2016 to help guide OneDigital and its benefits consultants through navigating employee benefits law and employment law. Additionally, she works with a team of internal attorneys and outside counsel to anticipate and mitigate corporate legal risks. Erica consistently strives to implement process improvements to enhance the customer service experience for her clients and stakeholders. She has made substantial contributions to build out OneDigital’s compliance team and client solutions, as well as mitigate risk to the organization.

Under her leadership, the legal and compliance team has implemented a revamped national compliance program, assisted hundreds of clients in avoiding millions of dollars of ACA reporting penalties, supported the expansion of OneDigital’s footprint throughout the country, and developed a comprehensive program of educational resources for clients and internal stakeholders. Due to these, and other contributions, the compliance team received OneDigital’s 2020 People’s Choice Award for Best Sales Support Team, and Erica received OneDigital’s 2020 Leadership Award for Going Above and Beyond.

I am honored to be recognized with the 2020 Corporate Counsel Award. I never imagined nearly a decade ago when I graduated law school at the height of the great recession and completely disillusioned with the idea of practicing law that I’d be where I am today, loving what I do and being recognized for that work. I am fortunate to have found my little niche where I can thrive as an educator, work with a close-knit team, and still enjoy challenging work that makes a difference in one of the most important factors of our lives, our healthcare.
— Erica Cordova Zinkie, VP, Legal and Compliance, OneDigital

Since inception in 2013, the Corporate Counsel Awards has honored Atlanta’s top attorneys in Georgia practicing in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private sector organizations. Honorees were recognized during a virtual awards ceremony on August 27, 2020.
Read the special section of the Atlanta Business Chronicle issue here.

About OneDigital Health and Benefits

OneDigital is the nation’s leading strategic advisory firm, and the first employee benefits and retirement-only broker in the small and medium-sized business space. Through a holistic combination of health and benefits advising, workforce & HR consulting and retirement & wealth solutions, OneDigital’s deeply experienced advisors offer a fresh thinking and strategic perspective that will unlock workplace potential and drive business results. Headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital's more than 100 offices and 2,000 business strategists serve the needs of over 50,000 employers across the nation. OneDigital has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing companies every year since 2007, one of only 11 companies to do so. Currently listed as 18th on Business Insurance’s list of 100 Largest U.S. Brokers, OneDigital’s deep analytic abilities and experienced advisors deliver insights that reduce business risk and improve plan design and performance.

About The Atlanta Business Chronicle

Founded in 1978, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, provides local breaking business news, and publishes the Book of Lists including nearly 3,000 leads, Business Growth Expo, Best Places to Work Awards, Business of Sports Summit, CFO of the Year Awards, and 40 Under 40 Awards. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Business Chronicle is owned by parent company American City Business Journals, a multi-platform media company providing in-depth coverage of local business communities and breaking news.