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  Who We Are - Biographies

Stephen D. Hooper, President and Founder, Chief Motivator

As Founder and President of HEG, Steve is largely responsible for this company's reputation of excellence. As part of his commitment to maintain that reputation, Steve goes beyond typical leadership duties to play a vital, hands-on role in the day-to-day workings of HEG. His direct involvement includes things like actuarial analysis, operations management, and communications with employees, plan sponsors, and health care providers. Steve also works directly with sponsors of the employee benefits plans HEG manages, on things like plan design, plan economics, and cost containment.

So, if you already are an HEG client, or you choose to become one, you may find yourself talking directly to the president himself! If he isn't in Rochester at HEG headquarters, Steve may be visiting a client, lecturing to a national public health audience or to fellow benefits managers, or working in his home office on one of his many research-based publications. He is a busy man, but he always has time for his clients and his employees.

** Please see our Publications page for a link to Steve's complete professional biography and a list of his research presentations and papers.

Jeff Zweiben, Vice President, Computer Genius

In the same way that Steve Hooper is the man behind the machine, Jeffrey is the machine behind the man. As Vice President, Jeffrey is responsible for the development of the company's data processing capability, and the development of all computer systems. We hate to brag, but our data processing systems are particularly efficient and cost-effective because Mr. Zweiben oversees day-to-day operational aspects of plan management. His unique combination of theoretical mathematics and practical business experience has resulted in HEG's ability to manage a wide range of employee benefit programs with the sophistication usually reserved for large insurance companies.

Mary Ann Strohmeyer, Client Services Coordinator, Fixer of All Things

If you have a problem, Mary Ann would like to fix it. She is our primary client liaison, with responsibilities that include coordinating plan set-up, conducting enrollment meetings, and year end reconciliations. Daily dealings with clients and problem-solving are things she genuinely looks forward to everyday. Mary Ann has been employed by HEG since 1997, and has nearly 20 years experience dealing with Sections 125, 105, and 132 employee benefit plans. Outside of the office, Mary Ann is dedicated to her social and active life as contributing member of the community. She has volunteered with the Home School Association in Penfield, been an active PTA member, served as a Board member of the Penfield Rangers Soccer Club, and acted as Team Manager of the soccer club for several years. Along with her husband, Mary Ann entertains family and friends as often as possible. Connecting with people is an important part of her life and work. Whether you are a potential or current client, or a plan participant, Mary Ann would love to hear from you, anytime.



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