IBM Corporation Director of Health Benefits & Health Promotion Ellen Exum to Speak at Corporate Wellness Conference

The 6th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference is pleased to announce Ellen E. Exum,Director, Health Benefits & Health Promotion, IBM Corporation as a speaker at the September 20-24, 2014 event in D.C this year.

The Corporate Wellness Conference is part of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress,, which is made up of 6+ other conference tracks dedicated towards employers and the benefits as well as the healthcare they offer their employees: Healthcare Reform, Self Funding, Global Benefits, Health Insurance Exchange, Voluntary Benefits, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition and more.

Ellen Exum is Director, Health Benefits & Health Promotion for IBM Corporation in Armonk NY, the world’s top provider of computer products and services with over 430,000 employees in more than 100 countries.  2012 revenues were in excess of $104 billion. Her role includes overseeing and leading health and welfare benefits and health promotion design and strategy for the IBM community (active and retired and their dependents) in over 100 countries around the world.

Prior to joining IBM, Ellen was the Director, Benefits/Global Wellness of PepsiCo, where she was responsible for developing the Company’s global strategic employee health management and wellness goals and translating them into clearly defined initiatives to impact the health and lifestyle risks of 300,000 employees worldwide while at work and at home. In this position, Ellen was the recipient of National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Platinum Award in three different years (2012, 2010, 2009).

Ellen was formerly Director of Compensation and Benefits for Randstad (formerly Spherion Corporation), where she had oversight responsibility for health, two retirement plans, and compensation where she introduced new performance metrics and innovative sourcing strategies. In this role, Ellen was the recipient of an industry award for the online benefits communications system she introduced.

She was previously employed by Starwood Vacation Ownership Inc. as manager of benefits, and by Tupperware Corporation as a senior benefits and compensation analyst. Exum started her career as a managed care specialist for Southern New England Telephone.

Exum is a cum laude graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, where she majored in business economics.

With over 20 years of experience gained in the trenches of HR program development and management, Exum has shared her expertise in areas such as wellness initiative, benefits communication, program benchmarking and metrics at a number of industry forums.  In addition to having served on various national, regional, and local committees and boards, including those sponsored by the World Economic Forum and the National Business Group on Health, Ellen has coauthored several published studies including: Population Health Management, v. 16, no. 1, Feb. 2013, p. 1-6, Health Affairs, v. 33, no. 1, Jan. 2014, p. 124-131, Inquiry May 2013 vol. 50 no. 2 150-158 and Rand Research Briefs.

Ellen E. Exum will be presenting with Dr. Hangsheng Liu on the topic “Use Corporate Wellness Programs to Rein in Healthcare Costs: Successful Stories and Strategies.” This session will cover how Corporate wellness is a $6 billion dollar industry in the United States, fueled by expectations that wellness programs can reduce healthcare costs substantially.  In 2012, half of all employers with at least 50 employees offered programs, and nearly half of employers without a program said they intend to introduce one.

Ellen joins over 200 industry professionals and employers that will be speak at the 2014 event on over 100 different educational sessions, workshops, forums and summits.

The Corporate Wellness Conference® is fully integrated with the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, one of the largest employee benefits and healthcare events in the world. The EHBC’s mission is simple. We provide intense, advanced education through successful and practical case studies presented by the world’s leading healthcare and insurance experts. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Ellen speak! Register for the conference today!

The 6th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference is the annual meeting for the Corporate Health & Wellness Association. The CHWA, is the leading non-profit association focused on health, wellness, disease prevention and management for employers, employees and their families. We are dedicated to providing educational, collaborative and networking opportunities for the industry to help move the industry in a positive direction.

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