Financial Wellness Awards

The Retirement Advisor Council recognizes meritorious retirement plan sponsors with financial wellness awards since 2019.   Winners are selected by jury from among nominations received from Council members.  The jury considers a range of factors including retirement plan outcomes, goals, metrics, and approach of the financial wellness program, range of financial wellness services offered, the involvement of the retirement plan recordkeeper and retirement plan advisor in the financial wellness program, success of the financial wellness program, and other wellbeing benefits offered.

Financial wellness is defined HERE

January 2023

TPC Group (Texas Petrochemicals)
Houston, TX
Denise Guess | Benefits Manager, Human Resources
Service Provider Fidelity Investments

Varex Imaging Corporation
Peoria, IL
Gabriella Giaquinto | Senior Manager, Benefits 
Service Provider Fidelity Investments

August 2022

Northwell Health
Great Neck, NY
Diana Witkowski-Grubard | Director of Human Resources
A client of Council members Transamerica, and Morgan Stanley

RLI Corp.
Peoria, IL
Amy Braet PHR, SHRM-CP, CCP, CBP | AVP Compensation and Benefits
A client of Council member Principal Financial Group

Lynchburg, VA
Connie Burnette PHR, SHRM‐CP  | VP Department Manager, HR
A client of Council members John Hancock and AFS Retirement Services (Alexander G. Assaley, III, AIF®)

January 2022

The Mentholatum Company
Orchard Park, NY
Andrea Yakovac | Senior Human Resource Generalist
Janice Kwarta | Director, Human Resources
Steven Hossenlopp | Chief Financial Officer
A client of John Hancock and The D'Aiutolo Institutional Consulting Group (Paul d’Aiutolo and Alicia Klingensmith)

January 2021

Riddle’s Jewelry
Rapid City, SD
David Westergaard | CFO/Executive Vice President/Treasurer
A client of Sikich Financial (Joe Connell)

Pankow Builders
Maria Carlson | Chief Financial Officer
A client of John Hancock and Plan Resource Group at RBC Wealth Management (Patrick McKiernan C(k)P®)

August 2020

Decatur, AL
Donna Cruz | Benefits Manager
A client of John Hancock

GuideOne Mutual
West Des Moines, IA
Elisabeth Sandersfeld |Chief Financial Officer
A client of Principal Financial Group and Morgan Stanley and Graystone Consulting – Houston (Lisa Gibson, Tommy Ford, Victoria Smith)

North American Stainless
Ghent, KY
Todd Mitchell | VP Administration and Procurement
A client of John Hancock and The Rinehart / Cicilly group of UBS

June 2019

Oregon Public Employees Retirement System
Portland, OR
Dean Carson | Member Engagement & Communications Director
A client of Cammack Retirement now CAPTRUST Financial Advisors (Mike Webb)

Dawn Food Products
ackson, MI
Brian Coleman | Vice President of Total Rewards
A client of Prudential Retirement and UBS Financial Services (Bruce Lanser)

January 2019

Atlanta, GA
Barbara Bell-Dees SHRM-CP, PHR | Vice President Human Resources & People Services
A client of Plan Sponsor Consultants (Mike Kane)

Vermeer Corporation
Pella, IA
Cheri Klyn | Director, Shared Services 




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