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Bernie Knobbe

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Bernie Knobbe

Vice President, Global Benefits - AECOM

ABOUT

Bernie is currently Vice President, Global Benefits with AECOM, a global provider of both professional technical and management support services offering planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design, and program and construction management.  AECOM has nearly 100,000 employees in 150 countries worldwide.  He is responsible for the Global Benefits COE including all health care, retirement, financial, lifestyle and wellness/well-being benefit plans, benefits communications and M&

Previously, he was Sr. Director, Global Benefits & Mobility with Yahoo!, in Sunnyvale, CA and Vice President, Strategic Benefits with ACS, A Xerox Company, in Dallas, TX, He was also Senior Director, Global Benefits with Hilton Hotels and Senior Vice President, Benefits with Countrywide Financial/Bank of America, both headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.  Bernie was also Senior Director, Global Benefits/Total Rewards with Gap Inc. headquartered in San Francisco, CA.  Previously, he was Senior Manager, Global Benefits with Accenture, headquartered in Chicago, IL.  Prior to that, held Benefits Leadership positions with Morton International, CT&T, Continental Bank and AM International all located in Chicago, IL.

He has been the Chair of The Corporate Board of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) and has attained his Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation.  He is on the Board of the Council on Employee Benefits (CEB) and member of the Annual Conference Planning Committee.  He was a faculty member for World at Work and has attained his Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.  He was elected to both the Council on International Compensation and Benefits and the Council on Employee Benefits of The Conference Board and has been a Speaker at many of their sponsored Conferences on Health Care, Benefits Communications and Executive Compensation.

He has been a judge for both the Pensions & Investments Eddy Awards and the Business Insurance EBC Awards and has been a Speaker and Moderator at several of their sponsored Defined Contribution Conferences.  He has served on Employer Councils for the NCQA and the HR Policy Association and on Advisory Councils for United Healthcare, Aetna and American Express.  He has acted as a Moderator, Speaker and Panelist at sponsored Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Conferences managed by Euromoney/Institutional Investors, both in the U.S. and Europe (UK, Spain and Italy), and the Canada Pensions Benefits National Forum in Canada.  He was a Speaker at the Mobile Health Conference 2012 at Stanford University, and several Workshops at the CEB Annual Conferences.  He has also presented at the Watson Wyatt and Towers Watson Client Conferences, and the Employee Benefits News Annual Benefits Conference.  He also serves as Co-Chair for the McDermott, Will & Emery Benefits Innovator Roundtable events.

He holds a BS in Accounting from Truman State College and served an internship with the US Department of the Treasury, IRS.

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