Christine Carstens clearly loves a challenge. Not only does she compete in triathlons - she completed her first last year and is training for two more this year - her first day as director of employee benefits at Hughes Network Systems LLC was on the first day of open enrollment.

"I was very nervous, but it was not as crazy busy as it could have been," says Carstens, who had spent her career at Hughes up to that point on the recruiting side of the business. On her first day in the benefits department, she spent most of her time attending presentations with the company's benefits broker and answering calls and emails to the benefits hotline and inbox.

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