Thomas Sondergeld's Experience:
Sr. Director of Benefits & Well-Being at WalgreensNovember 2011 - Present | Deerfield, Illinis
As the Sr. Director of Health & Well-Being, Thomas Sondergeld has primary responsibility to direct and coordinate the healthcare and wellness activities at Walgreens for all 240,000+ team members and dependents. It includes the installation and management of the team responsible for the employee healthy living centers at our major locations. The role also includes data analysis for our benefit program and setting future strategy aligned with the data analysis. For 2014, have lead the organization in the largest active employee private exchange effort ever undertaken. The role also includes data analysis for our benefit program and setting future strategy aligned with the data analysis. We recently implemented the nations largest Private Exchange for Walgreens team members through AonHewitt for the 2014 benefits. Certified Healthcare Reform Professional (CHRP, 2014 - 2016). Key sills/achievements: Wellness program, Plan administration, Total rewards, Benefit plan design, Employee benefit programs, Retiree
Sr. Director of Health & Welfare at AonJuly 2008 - November 2011
As Sr. Director of Health & Welfare within the Global Corporate Human Resouces division at Aon Corporation (previously with Hewitt Associates, now Aon Hewitt), my primary responsibility was to direct and coordinate the health benefits and wellness activities at Aon across the national United States locations. It includes the management of employee health clinics at 4 of our major locations, which is now complete in less than 2 years. The role also includes data analysis for our benefit program. I was also lead our US leave and workers' compensation administration.
Benfits & Wellness Program Director at Northwestern Memorial HospitalOctober 2006 - July 2008
Director of the health and welfare benefits program and organization-wide wellness initiatives for this hospital with $625 in revenue and 7,200 employees. Administer $112 million budget. Serve as HR thought partner in tandem with senior leadership; deliver presentations and provide strategic recommendations. Collaborate with and report to the Sr. VP of Human Resources relating to current status and future planning for all benefits and wellness issues. Direct design, testing and delivery of new benefit and wellness solutions for the organization. Develop solution-focused white papers. Manage tracking and reporting of all benefit programs (including 401(k), pension, and non-qualified benefit plans). Negotiated vendor contracts.
Benefit Delivery Manager at Hewitt Associates2005 - 2006
Lead strategic planning and delivery of large client benefit outsourcing program with $22 million in annual revenue and 280,000+ employees in this director-level position. Provide direct and dotted-line management for 80+ employees. Act as primary customer contact for senior-level executives in client's HR department and liaison for interdepartmental and cross-service issues. Develop and implement process and procedures related to functional and technical programs. Compose white papers, author publications and serve as national level speaker.
Manager, HRIS & Benefits at Northwestern Memorial HospitalApril 1999 - March 2005
Served in dual role as manager of health and welfare benefits program and organization-wide HR technology initiatives for this hospital with $625 in revenue and 6,000 personnel. Administered $60 million budget. Served as HR thought partner in tandem with senior leadership; delivered presentations and provided strategic recommendations. Collaborated with VP of Human Resources relating to current status and future planning for all benefits and technology issues. Directed design, testing and delivery of new technical solutions for benefits and HR technology. Developed solution-focused white papers. Managed tracking and reporting of benefits and technology solutions. Negotiated vendor contracts
Vice President Global Benefits & Mobility at Walgreens Boots Alliance, IncApril 2015 - Present | Deerfield, IL
As the Vice President Global Benefits & Mobility, my primary responsibility is to provide strategic direction for the health, wellness and mobility programs globally for Walgreens Boots Alliance with over 350,000 team members across its four Divisions - Walgreen Co (US), Boots (International), Alliance (International distribution), and Global Brands. In 2014, I lead the Walgreens organization as we moved to a Private Health Exchange for over 170,000 active and pre-Medicare retirees as the largest employer to make this move. Certified Healthcare Reform Professional (CHRP, 2014 - 2016). Key sills/achievements: Wellness program, Plan administration, Total rewards, Benefit plan design, Employee benefit programs, Retiree Health, Defined benefit and contribution plans, global mobility.