Industry Experts and Thought Partners


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  • <p><strong>ACI Specialty Benefits</strong> is your partner for the new workforce, with over three decades of experience helping companies boost retention, engagement and performance. A top ten EAP provider, ACI also offers work-life, corporate concierge, and student assistance program benefits to support diverse company cultures, best place to work initiatives and successful outcomes for schools.</p>

    ACI Specialty Benefits is your partner for the new workforce, with over three decades of experience helping companies boost retention, engagement and performance. A top ten EAP provider, ACI also offers work-life, corporate concierge, and student assistance program benefits to support diverse company cultures, best place to work initiatives and successful outcomes for schools.

  • <p><strong>Ann D. Clark, Ph.D.</strong>, is the founder and CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits. Named Most Admired CEO by San Diego Business Journal and Woman of the Year finalist for San Diego Magazine, Dr. Clark founded the <a href="https://icya.yoga" target="_blank" rel="noopener">International Chair Yoga Association (ICYA)</a> and is the author of multiple books including Workplace Warfare, Women and Recovery, and Cultural Crossroads.</p>

    Ann D. Clark, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits. Named Most Admired CEO by San Diego Business Journal and Woman of the Year finalist for San Diego Magazine, Dr. Clark founded the International Chair Yoga Association (ICYA) and is the author of multiple books including Workplace Warfare, Women and Recovery, and Cultural Crossroads.

  • <p><strong>Ryan Fay</strong>, Chief Global Information Officer, brings more than a decade of executive IT expertise to audiences around the globe. He is a keynote speaker and recognized technology evangelist specializing in development, implementation and delivery of global technology solutions. Fay can speak on topics ranging from data security and pragmatic scalability to the benefits of technology leadership.</p>

    Ryan Fay, Chief Global Information Officer, brings more than a decade of executive IT expertise to audiences around the globe. He is a keynote speaker and recognized technology evangelist specializing in development, implementation and delivery of global technology solutions. Fay can speak on topics ranging from data security and pragmatic scalability to the benefits of technology leadership.

  • <p><strong>Cathy Leibow</strong>, Senior Vice President of Concierge Services at ACI, is a pioneer and leader in the work-life and concierge industries. Leibow has provided consulting services for the Great Place to Work Institute to create positive culture change and best place to work recognition for top companies. She is an expert on child care and aging workforce issues, and a frequent contributor to HuffPost.</p>

    Cathy Leibow, Senior Vice President of Concierge Services at ACI, is a pioneer and leader in the work-life and concierge industries. Leibow has provided consulting services for the Great Place to Work Institute to create positive culture change and best place to work recognition for top companies. She is an expert on child care and aging workforce issues, and a frequent contributor to HuffPost.

  • <p><strong>Tim Mutrie</strong>, Vice President of Marketing/IT, is a 20-year marketing industry veteran who has been honored with Clio and Emmy Awards. Mutrie brings powerhouse engagement and digital strategies to the benefits world, leading the marketing and technology teams in web development, SEO, SEM, social media, public relations, video production, PPC, and digital marketing strategies.</p>

    Tim Mutrie, Vice President of Marketing/IT, is a 20-year marketing industry veteran who has been honored with Clio and Emmy Awards. Mutrie brings powerhouse engagement and digital strategies to the benefits world, leading the marketing and technology teams in web development, SEO, SEM, social media, public relations, video production, PPC, and digital marketing strategies.

Books by Dr. Ann Clark


ACI Specialty Benefits Founder and CEO Dr. Ann D. Clark has a Ph.D in Psychology and extensive experience in the areas of education, counseling, EAP, yoga, and substance abuse and recovery.

Workplace Warfare: Break Through Bureaucracy and Love Your Job Again

Workplace Warfare: Break Through Bureaucracy and Love Your Job Again

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Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety & Stepping Up

Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety & Stepping Up

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Looking Good: Illusion and Reality

Looking Good: Illusion and Reality

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Incredible ACI Influencers


ACI’s team of experts come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing strategic insight, compelling stories and years of experience to the benefits industry. From ideas and information about marketing and technology to people, service and workforce trends, follow ACI’s innovators, disruptors and leaders to join the discussion.