30 years of effective benefits communication
from Fortune 500 to small business
Michael Rogers, President and Principal
Mike's responsibilities at BeneCom include sales and marketing and the overall administrative function.
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 involvement 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.
Therese Lowry, Project Manager
Therese recently joined BeneCom after spending the past thirty years administering employee benefits programs at manufacturing and service organizations, most recently as a Senior Benefits Director at a $3B paper and packaging company. She was responsible for employee benefits and systems in addition to other areas within the Human Resources function.
After years of implementing and communicating benefits programs at employer organizations, along with her ability to manage complex projects, Therese has decided to use these experiences to share best practices with our clients. She is passionate about the importance of providing employees with clear concise and consistent communications. Her proven ability to juggle multiple projects with conflicting deadlines, attention to detail, keen editing ability and resourcefulness will make her a great asset to the team. She has orchestrated countless implementations, integrations and open enrollment cycles and has experience with many communication vehicles, both print and digital.
Therese holds a BS in Business Administration from DePaul University with a concentration in HR Management and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation.
Rebecca Sowa, Office Manager
Becky joined BeneCom eight years ago and is a “jack of all trades”. She smoothly runs our office and is a critical source of support for implementation of Open Enrollment materials, Benefit Statements and other products we offer. Her strong administrative and organizational skills as well as intimate involvement with the development and production of benefits communication materials, make her a valuable part of our team.
Meghan Lenehan Ward, Director of Project Management
Meghan is responsible for executing benefit communication strategies. Meghan received her BA in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut. She has broad experience of over twenty years both implementing and overseeing copy writing/editing, web content editing, graphic design, HTML coding and database management.
At BeneCom, Meghan is involved with many of our most complex projects, and has been instrumental in developing and maintaining a comprehensive reporting and tracking systems our largest clients. Meghan’s diverse client responsibilities include work for both large and small clients. 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 print, online and video media.