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Benz Communications

June 26, 2014 11:00 ET

Benz Communications Hires Carol Vickers as Managing Director

Former Aon Hewitt Partner Brings 20+ Years of HR/Benefits Consulting Experience to Fast-Growing San Francisco-Based Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2014) - Benz Communications today announced the hire of veteran employee benefits consultant Carol Vickers as Managing Director; a new position. Benz Communications is a leading HR and benefits communication strategy firm.

Carol, most recently a Partner at Aon Hewitt, will lead Benz Communications' talent management and strategic communications initiatives. Specifically, Carol will structure Benz Communications' internal client service teams to ensure delivery of inspired, innovative and high-quality work to all Benz Communications' clients. Additionally, Carol will facilitate the creation and implementation of communication strategies, technologies and campaigns in support of the firm's twin goals of sustaining long-term client relationships and its financial performance.

"We are thrilled to have Carol joining Benz Communications. Carol brings invaluable expertise and leadership experience that will help carry our clients into the future. I was fortunate to have worked with Carol when I was a consultant at Hewitt early in my career. I experienced first-hand the positive impact of her diverse skill set, talented leadership and commitment to excellence. We -- and our clients -- are very fortunate to have Carol joining our team," stated Benz Communications Founder and CEO Jennifer Benz.

Carol brings more than 20 years of experience working with large employers in strategic roles at Aon Hewitt and Ingres. At Aon Hewitt (formerly Hewitt Associates), Carol led many of the firm's most senior and complex client relationships. As co-lead on the firm's largest communication client, Carol worked on campaigns across the full spectrum of employee health and wellness. Additionally, she was a participant in the global leadership team responsible for the firm's client engagement and business growth. During her tenure at Aon Hewitt, Carol was recognized as an exceptional mentor and talent manager who helped team members enhance their skills, build their reputation, and become highly motivated professionals.

During 2013, Benz Communications received several accolades for its continued rapid growth. The firm was named, for the second time, to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. (#1,220 overall; #47 in HR; #65 in San Francisco). It was also included among the San Francisco Business Times' "100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area" (#64) and "Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area" (#89).

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. Additional information about may be found at www.benzcommunications.com.

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