30 years of effective benefits communication
from Fortune 500 to small business
BeneCom Associates began in 1992, when co-founders Kay and Bill Griffin left the world of corporate insurance at Cigna and decided to start anew. Their combined experience in benefits, marketing and communications, coupled with their impressive array of clients, including Cigna, allowed them to hit the ground running. 25 Years and hundreds of satisfied customers later, BeneCom continues to provide benefits communications to clients across the country.
Michael Rogers, President and Principal
Mike has broad management experience with positions including, CEO, CFO, and VP of Sales and Marketing spanning various industries including several manufacturing sectors and architecture, in addition to employee benefits consulting at BeneCom. Mike has completed numerous buyouts of companies, including the purchase of Continental Brands. Under Mike's direction, Continental introduced the first "green" water borne construction adhesive which replaced hazardous solvent based adhesives. In the architecture world, Mike successfully defined and introduced a building system which gave architects the ability to design structures utilizing "green pre-fab" factory manufactured components. Mike learned the value of effective benefits communication initially as a consumer of the service done well.
He has been an active volunteer in his community of thirty years, Acton, Mass. These activities have included Chairman of the Town of Acton Finance Committee, Chairman of both Annual Giving and the Capital Program of First Parish, and Co-Chair of two successful Acton Tax Override initiatives. Mike was recently a volunteer truck driver for the Acton Community Food Pantry.
Mike holds a BA in economics from Tufts and an MBA in finance and accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Anita Rogers AIA, Creative Consultant and Principal
Anita recently began her collaboration with BeneCom. She brings the experience of having started and managed an architecture firm for over 20 years. Beyond her entrepreneurial experience, Anita brings keen project management, design, writing and editing skills to bear on the company’s product. Anita is also a partner at Nashawtuc Architects in Concord, Massachusetts. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lori Barger, Project Manager
Lori is responsible for executing clients’ benefit communication strategies. After attending Purdue University, Lori’s career in communications began with a small print organization in Pittsburgh, PA, but grew as a result of her later employment with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper. While this experience proved valuable in her current role at BeneCom, it was Lori’s subsequent work as Executive Director of two different non-profits that gave her the organizational and project management skills that have lead to her success at BeneCom.
Lori is a most experienced project manager and expertly handles some of our most complex communication campaigns, including work for United Rentals, Booz and Co (PWC), and the Saint Francis Health System, among others. Lori continually demonstrates a superb ability to manage multiple challenges and meet our client’s most perplexing problems with creative and cost-effective solutions.
Timothy Jordan, Director of Business Development
Tim is responsible for business development and sales at BeneCom. Tim has over 20 years’ experience in this field, with the last 15 years dedicated to the healthcare market. Based in Southern California, Tim has a nation-wide network of colleagues in every area of healthcare. He brings a keen understanding that health and healthcare benefits are very personal to people and therefore need to be handled in a different way from other goods and services.
Tim holds a BA in Business Economics/Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. In addition to spending his free time with his wife and children, Tim is also a very active youth sports coach.
Matthew Ricci, Business Development Manager
Matt is responsible for business development and sales in South Florida. He began his career in the United States Navy serving on nuclear powered submarines. Upon earning his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Brown University, Matthew used his project management skills as an associate at a management consultancy and honed his sales approach while working for a medical laboratory. Matthew takes a collaborative approach with our clients and focuses on ensuring they and their organizations receive maximum value from our products and services.
As a sports and nature enthusiast, on any given weekend you can find Matthew along Florida's beautiful coastline either snorkeling, kitesurfing, or boating.
Rebecca Sowa, Administrator
Becky brings more than 13 years of organizational support experience in communications to BeneCom. It can be said that any great organization is only as good as the people who work to support it. Becky’s strong administrative and organizational skills, along with her lengthy experience in the fulfillment industry make her a valuable part of our team. If there is a job to be done, Becky jumps right in, and always with a smile on her face.
Meghan Lenehan Ward, Project Manager
Meghan is responsible for executing benefit communication strategies. Meghan received her BA in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut and after graduation had several positions in the systems arena. She had a variety of experiences including copy writing, web content editing, HTML coding, internet market research, and database management.
At BeneCom, Meghan is involved with many of our most complicated projects, and was instrumental in developing and maintaining a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for one of our largest clients. Meghan’s diverse client responsibilities include work for EMCOR, Tufts Health Plan, and Pinnacle Entertainment, among others. She continues to be a valuable member of the BeneCom team by effectively managing the development and execution of numerous complex communication strategies involving both traditional and online media.