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Jack M. Towarnicky

Contact

Direct: 216-539-9370
Fax: 216-916-4369

Education

  • John Marshall Law School (L.L.M.)
  • South Texas College of Law (J.D.)
  • Cleveland State University (M.B.A., B.B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1992

As an ERISA/Employee Benefits compliance and planning attorney, Jack Towarnicky has over forty years of experience in human resources and plan sponsor leadership roles. This includes twenty-five years as the leader of a Fortune 100 corporation’s benefits function. While serving in those roles, Jack and his team have won a multitude of individual, team and corporate recognitions.

Jack's expertise has afforded him several invitations to present at various national conferences:

World at Work, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Council on Employee Benefits, Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, Disability Management Employer Coalition, Society of Actuaries, Society for Human Resources Management

Topics include:

Financial Wellness; Health & Wealth in Retirement; 401(k) as a Lifetime Financial Wellness Instrument; Phased/Flexible Retirement/Employment; All Stumble, Little Science – How Employees Choose, Use Benefits; LTD Benefits – Minimizing Litigation, Maximizing Benefit Value; The Intersection of Behavioral Economics & Employee Benefits; What You Don’t Know Can Hurt! Integrated Absence Management with Paid Time Off

Jack has also provided several testimonies to the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and authored several publications.

Honors

  • National Business Group on Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Platinum, Team 2010
  • 2009 C. Everett Koop Health Project Award, Corporate 2009
  • Plan Sponsor Magazine, Corporate Plan Sponsor of the Year, Corporate 2009
  • CFED Innovative Idea Champ – The 401(k) as a Lifetime Financial Instrument, 2009
  • Business Insurance Magazine – Benefits Manager of the Year, 2008

Professional

  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, 1990
  • World at Work, Benefits Advisory Board
  • Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, ERISA Advisory Council, 2010-2012
  • American Benefits Council, Board of Directors
  • Council on Employee Benefits, Board of Trustees
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Corporate Board