ACI’s Gil Manzano Honored as 2018 Stevie Award Winner

May 10, 2018      |      Posted on Posted in Press Releases
ACI’s Gil Manzano Honored as 2018 Stevie Award Winner

ACI Specialty Benefits Senior Vice President of Client Partnerships Gilbert Manzano was honored as a Stevie Award winner in the Human Resources Executive of the Year category of The Stevie Awards’ American Business Awards.

Manzano has been a part of the ACI family for over 10 years and continues to amaze and redefine human resources as a revenue-generating department. He oversees multiple aspects of ACI’s programs, but his largest role is critical incident response, leading a team that has managed responses to over 330 crises in 2017, from natural disasters to man-made tragedies. He also manages a large network of training facilitators across the nation to support ACI’s training and development programs.

“Gil has been an integral part of ACI for more than a decade,” says ACI CEO Dr. Ann Clark. “No matter how challenging or difficult the circumstances, he always leads his team with compassion and dignity, making sure ACI’s clients and their employees receive exceptional care and support in the aftermath of tragedy.”

The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. The American Business Awards, one of the seven Stevie Awards programs, are open to all organizations operating in the U.S. and feature a wide variety of categories to recognize achievement in the workplace.


Gilbert Manzano, SHRM-SCP, is the Senior Vice President of Client Partnerships at ACI Specialty Benefits. Manzano manages consultation services for ACI’s client portfolio on a range of HR issues including training and crisis management to positively impact productivity, retention and business performance. Manzano is adept at driving strategies in the areas of employee engagement, organizational change, benefit plan design, talent acquisition, health and wellness, and IT process improvement.


ACI Specialty Benefits offers best-in-class benefit solutions to engage the new workforce and drive business performance. A top-ranked global benefits provider of Employee Assistance Programs, Work-Life Benefits, Corporate Concierge and Student Assistance Programs, ACI consistently helps customers achieve Healthiest Workplace awards, Best Place to Work rankings, and improve engagement, retention, productivity and performance. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in San Diego, ACI has grown to international prominence with a 95% customer retention rate and 12 million lives covered. For more information about innovative employee benefit solutions, visit