SOURCE: Benz Communications

Benz Communications

April 18, 2013 11:30 ET

Benz Communications Announces Key Executive Hires

Fast-Growing HR/Benefits Communication Strategy Firm Positions Itself to Meet Demands of Rapidly Changing Industry, Maintain Innovation Leader Position

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - Benz Communications today announced that the Firm has filled two newly created executive positions with senior talent from Aon Hewitt and Employee Benefit News. Benz Communications is a leading HR and benefits communication strategy firm.

Jon Stuckey, most recently a Media Solutions Leader and Solution Architect with Aon Hewitt, joins the Firm as Director of Creative Technology & Innovation. Kelley Butler, most recently Editor-in-Chief of Employee Benefit News, joins as Editorial Director. As Director of Creative Technology & Innovation, Jon will serve as visionary and architect for Benz Communications' technology solutions, infrastructure and processes. In the role of Editorial Director, Kelley will lead content creation for the Firm's clients and external marketing, thought leadership, and education materials.

"We are thrilled to have Jon and Kelley joining our team. Both bring invaluable expertise and unique leadership experiences in the industry. Jon's background and vision will help us define and create the technology solutions that will carry our clients into the future. Kelley's deep industry knowledge and editorial skills will raise our standard for clear and simple communication at a time when most people are overwhelmed with complexity and choice," stated Benz Communications Founder and CEO Jennifer Benz.

Jon brings more than 16 years of experience working with large employers in strategic roles at Aon Hewitt and Hewitt Associates. He spent the last decade building cutting edge technology solutions, and consulting with clients on the appropriate use of technology to solve their HR and business problems. Prior to his position as Media Solutions Leader and Solution Architect at Aon Hewitt, Jon held a variety of positions with Hewitt Associates, including Web Solutions Center of Expertise Leader, tasked with the overall strategic direction, operational effectiveness and profitable growth of Hewitt Associates' Web Solutions business (2008-2010). He also invented Hewitt's Medical Plan Decision Toolkit (2002) and DecisionDirect™ (2007) products and service offerings. (DecisionDirect™ is a trademark of Hewitt Associates, LLC.) Jon holds a BA in Business Administration from Goshen College in Goshen, IN.

Kelley brings more than 12 years of print and digital editorial experience to Benz Communications. Prior to joining Benz Communications, Kelley was Editor-in-Chief of Employee Benefit News, a leading HR/benefits trade publication reaching 70,000+ subscribers with 15 editions annually, and EBN Digital, the interactive online version of the print magazine. During her seven-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief, Kelley directed the magazine's daily operations, and oversaw and contributed to many of EBN's online and social media initiatives. Previously, Kelley served as EBN Managing Editor and Associate Editor, as well as Senior Writer/Editor at America's Promise Alliance. Kelley holds a BA in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

To further support the Firm's ability to meet the demands of its rapidly growing client base, Benz Communications also recently filled the roles of Director of Operations, Project Manager, Special Assistant to the CEO, Operations Support and Design Intern.

During 2012, Benz Communications received several accolades for its rapid growth. The Firm was named, for the first time, to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. with a ranking of #534 overall, #9 in HR and #25 in San Francisco. It was also included in San Francisco Business Times' "100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area" (#20) and "Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area" (#98).

About Benz Communications
Benz Communications is a benefits communications strategy firm creating integrated employee benefits campaigns for employers committed to nurturing high-performing and satisfied employees. Benz Communications' clients include Fortune 500 companies and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Benz Communications also offers innovative products to help small and mid-size companies educate employees about their health and financial benefits. Additional information about Benz Communications may be found at www.benzcommunications.com.

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