Strategies for Selecting an Employee Benefit Plan Detailed in New White Paper

Romeoville, Ill., April 18, 2016 - Christian Brothers Services (CBS), a nonprofit organization providing health, retirement, property/casualty, Catholic school management and website services to Catholic and other faith-based organizations, has released a new white paper entitled, Key Strategies for Selecting the Right Employee Benefit Plan, by Pamela D. Mott and Michael D. Lesiak.

With the bevy of health and retirement benefit choices available to employers today, it can be challenging to pick the proper benefit mix that meets both the needs of employees and falls within budget. Weeding through the various health insurance and retirement investment options to create the ideal program, especially with all the changes afoot in health care and finance, can be overwhelming. However, by taking a well thought-out approach that balances your organization’s strategic and financial goals with your employee’s unique characteristics and requirements, benefit selection can go smoothly.

Mott and Lesiak discuss the importance of having a sound plan, how to design the optimal employee benefit plan and questions to ask when selecting a benefit provider.

The paper is available for free at

About the Authors
Pamela D. Mott
Pamela D. Mott, MBA, is chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Christian Brothers Services (CBS) a nonprofit organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health, retirement, property/casualty, consulting and technology for church organizations. Ms. Mott has more than 35 years of experience in the field of human resource management and has been the CHRO at CBS since 2003. She leads a dynamic human resource function that supports the organization's vision and strategic objectives, facilitating a mission-centered culture committed to customer service. Prior to joining CBS, she was the associate vice president for human resources at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, where she also served as an adjunct lecturer in both traditional and accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business.

Michael D. Lesiak
Michael D. Lesiak, CPA, is chief financial and administrative officer for Christian Brothers Services. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial and executive fields, he has served as CFO for CBS since 2009. Mr. Lesiak is responsible for supporting CBS’ growth and mission to provide outstanding services to Catholic institutes, dioceses and employees. Prior to joining CBS, he worked for Hi-Temp LLC, where he served as CFO, president and senior vice president of procurement. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and is a Certified Public Accountant.


About Christian Brothers Services
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois, Christian Brothers Services is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health, retirement, property/casualty, and technology as well as financial, administrative and Catholic school consulting to church congregations, organizations and dioceses internationally.

About Catholic School Management
Founded in 1973, NCEA Financial Consulting Services focused exclusively on finance and development consulting services for Catholic school and diocesan administrators. In 1979 demand for a broader scope of services resulted in the creation of Catholic School Management (CSM). In 2014, Christian Brothers Services acquired CSM's growing operations, making CBS the national leader in consultative guidance for Catholic schools. CSM's team of experts represents more than 500 years of experience in the education field with a focus on strategy, planning and leadership.

About BMT
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, Brenner, McDonagh & Tortolani, Inc., BMT Management and Financial Consultants was acquired by Christian Brothers Services in 2017. Providing premier consulting services to 280 religious institutes and many sponsored ministries in need of assistance, BMT offers the management of daily operations, including accounting and financial management, benefits eligibility management, human resources, investment consulting and real estate planning and sustainability studies.