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Expert ID: 735780 Texas, USA

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LEADER Develop and Administer Cost Effective Employee Benefits Creating Value for Company and Employees Senior Employee Benefits Professional who builds and manages competitive benefits while streamlining administration, reducing costs and attracting and retaining employees. Strong financial skills essential for analysis and financial management. Passionate customer service focus enhances employee satisfaction. Broader Human Resource experience complements benefits effectiveness. Extensive background with mergers and acquisitions. • Self and Fully Insured Health and Welfare Plans • Short- and Long-Term Disability and FMLA Integration • Well Being Programs • Defined Contribution Plan Design and Mergers • Defined Benefit Plan Design, Merger and Termination • Financial Analysis and Budgeting Strengths

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: BS Subject: Accounting Institution: Babson College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to 2019 Employer: Delek US Title: Director, Benefits Department: Human Resources Responsibilities: DELEK US, Brentwood, Tennessee
A $7B, 4,000 employee diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. Acquired Alon USA in 2017.

Director Benefits 2017 - 2019
• Transformed Delek’s health and welfare programs from inefficient and costly fully insured benefits to a hybrid of self and fully insured benefits achieving $2MM in annual savings on a $23MM budget.
• Integrated/Outsourced Short- and Long-Term Disability and FMLA benefits achieving savings of $100K and full compliance with regulations.
• Implemented wellness incentive to self-insured medical plans to encourage annual physicals and age and gender appropriate cancer screens resulting in success stories of early cancer and chronic illness detection.
• Chronic illness management programs implemented to drive adherence to medical protocol.
• Implemented Well Being programs encompassing Physical, Financial, Social and Intellectual aspects.
• Merged Safe-Harbor 401(k) Plans to a new provider achieving cost savings for participants and administrative simplification for the Company. Equity Plans and FSA also transferred to the provider.
• Created an executive non-qualified deferred compensation plan.
• Froze, terminated and distributed legacy traditional defined benefit pension plans achieving $2MM in annual savings.
Years: 2000 to 2017 Employer: Alon USA Title: Director Benefits and Human Resources Department: Human Resources Responsibilities: ALON USA, Dallas, Texas
A refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Spun off from Total Petrochemicals, previously known as Fina.

Director Human Resources (CHRO) 2000 - 2017
Led HR processes and programs for the independent refinery and retail company from inception through major acquisitions.

• Developed health and welfare programs that achieved less than national trend in annual cost escalation.
• Managed the payroll process through a transition of outsourced payroll providers.
• Managed defined contribution and defined benefit plans from inception, mergers, provider changes and terminations.
• Developed and administered non-qualified defined benefit plan.
• Integrated two major acquisitions into Alon’s HR systems and programs
• Developed and maintained competitive compensation programs

Earlier career experience includes Accounting, Purchasing and Internal Audit.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Certified Financial Planner
Certified Public Accountant, Texas (currently in retired status).

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