Standalone memberships are available to employers outside the Wisconsin 22-county primary service area for certain employer solutions.

Membership opportunities available in eastern Wisconsin and on a nationwide basis.

BHCG Leadership

BHCG member employer representatives provide our organization with leadership and guidance by serving on several committees:

C-Suite Steering Committee Reviews and provides input on the strategic direction of the organization; supports the organization’s mission in the community
Executive Steering Committee Provides leadership, sets strategic direction; manages and controls BHCG business affairs and assets
Finance Committee Reviews the organization’s revenue and expenses vis-à-vis budget
Benefits Forum Shares best practices, strategies and lessons learned; reviews vendors as needed; receives administrative partner updates and information regarding BHCG initiatives
Operational Oversight Subcommittee Collaborates with UnitedHealthcare to drive continuous quality improvement of its operations and processes on behalf of employers
Premium Designation/
Tier 1 Subcommittee and User Group
Collaborates with UnitedHealthcare to enhance the Premium Designation program and offers employers additional resources and education to take full advantage of BHCG’s exclusive access to the Tier1 program


Current Executive Steering Committee Members

Candace Arentz
Director – Benefits
ManpowerGroup, Inc.

Linda Bloomer
Corporate/Payroll Benefits Manager
Bemis Manufacturing Company

Teri Carpenter
Director, Global Benefits
Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Bethany Keller*
Director of Benefits
Kohl's, Inc.

Tina Kowalczyk
Benefits, Team Leader
Schreiber Foods

Janet Lucas-Taylor
Senior Director Employee Benefits 
Northwestern Mutual

Lisa Mrozinski
Director of Total Rewards

Cara Olson
Human Resources Director
Sendik's Food Markets

Paul Prickett*,
Director, Compensation and Benefits
Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Dennis Salentine
US Benefits, Vice President, Human Resources
BMO Financial Group

Jim Sheeran
Director, Corporate Benefits
Molson Coors Beverage Company

Ellen Vebber
Senior Manager, Employee Benefits
Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Daniel Velicer
Vice President - Global Benefits
Kohler Co.

Sonya Vollmer*
Director of Total Rewards
Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc.

* Joined Executive Steering Committee in 2020


C-Suite Steering Committee

Steve Booth, Baird

Todd Teske, Briggs & Stratton

Finance Committee

Jim Sheeran, Molson Coors Beverage Company

Operational Oversight Subcommittee

Melissa Dal Vecchio, BMO Financial Group

Barbara Ehlers, Briggs & Stratton

Monica Hinek, Creation Technologies

Lori Menzel, A.O. Smith

Derek Stroobants, Direct Supply

Paula Swafford, Rockwell Automation



Jeffrey Kluever
Executive Director
262.875.3312 ext. 1


Jennifer LaMere
Project Manager
262.875.3312 ext. 3


Joleen Hohl
Executive Assistant
262.875.3312 ext. 2

BHCG Membership

BHCG membership exceeds 250,000 covered lives in the 22-county region of eastern Wisconsin and nationwide through standalone memberships for employers accessing BHCG best in class strategic partners. All BHCG-related services and products are optional – giving employers the flexibility to structure benefits and resource utilization as they see fit. Additionally, standalone memberships are available for employers wanting to access only specific employer solutions, not including single medical plan administration from UnitedHealthcare. Here is a partial listing of BHCG member employers:


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Almon, Inc.

American Transmission Co.

Associated Banc-Corp.

A.O. Smith Corporation

Badger Meter, Inc.


Bemis Manufacturing Company

BMO Financial Group

Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Charter Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Children’s Wisconsin


City of Franklin

City of Kenosha

Connecture, Inc.


Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Creation Technologies

Direct Supply, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.

Hatco Corporation

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc.

Kenosha Area Business Alliance

Kohler, Co.

Kohl's, Inc.

Linde Inc.

ManpowerGroup, Inc.

Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.

Midwest Bank

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Nordco, Inc.

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

NPS Corporation

Oak Creek School District

Olympus Group

Perlick Corporation

Paragon Development Systems, Inc.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Sargento Foods

School District of Elmbrook

Sendik’s Food Markets


Village of Pleasant Prairie

Wellness Council of Wisconsin

Western States Envelope Company

A list of BHCG employers is available on our website.