Mary Komornicka Inducted Into ISCEBS Hall of Fame


Mary Komornicka was inducted into the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) hall of fame during the organization’s 37th annual symposium held Aug. 26-29 in Boston, Mass. She was honored during the induction ceremony by current ISCEBS President Lisa Kaiser for her service to and influence within the organization.

Over the years, Mary has been a very active member within the organization. She has been a member since 1985, served as the ISCEBS president in 2003 and has led or been a member of several committees. In addition, Mary has served as the Twin Cities chapter president, written multiple e-learning courses and has regularly submitted articles for Benefits Quarterly, the organization’s peer-reviewed publication.

“Mary is a well-known benefits expert and resource for her clients and the rest of us in the benefits community,” one of Mary’s peers within ISCEBS was quoted as saying. “She is often my first call for help if I have a question or want to bounce an idea off someone. I often see people come up to her locally and at the Symposium to say ‘You were my instructor’ and tell her how much they appreciated her teaching and the impact on their careers. She helps make complex benefits ideas more manageable and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm.”

The Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation is given through a partnership between the Wharton School of Business and the International Foundation of Employee Benefits . The first CEBS designations were awarded in 1981 – Mary received her designation in 1983.

Mary focuses her practice in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, health plans, ESOPs, deferred compensation plans and stock appreciation rights. She works with clients in the design of plans, resolving problems that arise in the operation of a plan, and in overall compliance with the regulations that impact these plans.