Corporate Wellness Conference Speakers Announced and Will Showcase Innovative and Cutting-Edge Corporate Wellness Programs

West Palm Beach, FL, July 24, 2010 --( The speakers at the 2010 National Corporate Wellness Conference will be showcasing their innovative and cutting-edge corporate wellness programs, this September 20th-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Corporate Wellness is an industry where the biggest challenge for employers is generating the understanding about which corporate wellness programs have successful results and a return on investment, and those that do not. Generating new and creative programs is vital when drawing upon the success of their wellness plan. Employers need to sustain engagement amongst their employees in order to keep participation levels up while also increasing them as well.

Jack Bastable, the National Practice Leader for Employee Health and Productivity at CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. says, “The forum that the Corporate Wellness Conference provides for the learning of best practices, live networking and innovation in product and service offerings in corporate wellness is an essential part of my professional growth and development.”

The HR professionals and industry leaders that attendees will be able to learn from are:

Brady Jensen, Group Manager, Global Benefits, Microsoft Corporation

Colleen DePadua, Manager of Group Insurance, Black & Decker

Robert Davenport, Wellness Manager, NASA/Johnson Space Center

Robin Lears, Benefits Administrator, United States Olympic Committee

Pamela Grove, Director, Benefits & HR Operations, Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Bob Ihrie, Senior Vice President of Employee Rewards and Services, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Joanne Armenio, Director, International Benefits, Kraft Foods

Vicki Robinson, Manager, Insurance Services Division, City of Las Vegas

Annie Leko, Wellness Program Manager, Honeywell

Bernie C. Knobbe, Vice President, Benefits, ACS, a Xerox Company

Randy Moon, Vice President of Global Compensation & Benefits, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Pete Thomas, Contestant and Winner of Losing the Highest Percentage of Weight, The Biggest Loser – Season 2

Steve Abelman, Director, Worksite Wellness Programs, March of Dimes

Sander Domaszewicz, Principal and Senior Consultant, Mercer Health & Benefits Services (Mercer)

Rob Thurston, President, HR Consulting Group, Inc.

Larry Boress, President & CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health

Jack Bastable, National Practice Leader, Employee Health & Productivity, CBIZ Benefits & Insurance, Inc.

Dr. Prem Jagyasi, CEO, Exhealth, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Pete Thomas, a contestant and the winner of actually losing the highest percentage of weight on The Biggest Loser Season 2 stated, "I'm excited to be a part of this year's Corporate Wellness Conference. We truly need a strong, healthy workforce in order to compete in the global marketplace. Each year millions of people watch "The Biggest Loser" on TV, but we can actually help individuals become "Biggest Losers" in their own homes and work places. Everyone wins when we improve employee wellness."

The 2nd annual National Corporate Wellness Conference,, organized by the Corporate Wellness Magazine,, and sponsored by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association,, will bring together some of the most senior level employers and insurance industry professionals September 20th-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles. This is the only Corporate Wellness Conference with a focus on employer groups. Some of the employers speaking at the conference will be from Black and Decker, Jack in the Box, the United States Olympic Committee, the City of Las Vegas, Honeywell, NASA/Johnson Space Center, Microsoft, Lowe’s, Archer Daniels Midland and more.

The conference is a part of the Employer Healthcare Congress,, the largest employer conference in the country with speakers from corporations like Pier 1 Imports, Ruby Tuesday’s, Gamestop, Microsoft, the State of North Carolina, B&H Photo, the American Medical Association, American Apparel, National Association of Insurance Commissioners and more.

Also included in the conference is a VIP buyers program that will cover the travel expenses for employers who have voluntary benefits programs in place or are interested in implementing voluntary benefits.

The conference is sponsored by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA), the only non-profit employer based trade association in the corporate wellness and worksite wellness industry. More information on the association can be found at The conference is the official conference of the Corporate Wellness Magazine,, which is a dedicated leading magazine for the corporate wellness and worksite wellness industry. The Corporate Wellness Magazine is a monthly online magazine read by almost fifteen thousand readers and growing.

Anna Konger
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Anna Konger