SullivanCotter Adds Two National Leaders

August 2, 2012 – CHICAGO – SullivanCotter, one of the nation’s leading independent compensation, benefits and human resources management consulting firms, is pleased to announce an expansion of its health care compensation expertise with the addition of Andrew Lewis as Principal of the Denver office and Jose Pagoaga as Managing Principal based in the Atlanta office.

Andrew Lewis will be responsible for building and managing a team of consultants in Denver as well as developing client relationships throughout the West. Prior to joining SullivanCotter, Lewis worked at Mercer Consulting with a focus on executive and broad based compensation consulting with health care organizations as well as other tax-exempt entities. He brings more than 15 years of consulting experience in human resources and compensation to the Firm. In addition to his primary work with health care organizations, Lewis has also worked extensively for tax-exempt research institutions, including Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and national labs, as well as think tanks, membership associations and foundations.

Jose Pagoaga has served as a senior executive compensation advisor to boards and compensation committees for more than 26 years, including his role as the health care performance and rewards national leader at Mercer Consulting. Based in Atlanta, he led the development of Mercer’s consulting standards and analytical methods in response to IRC §4958, and its 2010 study on the state of executive pay governance in not-for-profit health systems. At SullivanCotter, Pagoaga will focus on providing executive compensation to boards and senior management for major academic and community-based health systems, health plans, national tax-exempt organizations and for-profit and publicly traded health care management companies, and will also lead the Firm’s expansion of physician compensation consulting and employee compensation consulting in the southeast region.

“Andy and Jose bring diverse experiences to our practice and deep expertise in health care and executive compensation,” said SullivanCotter CEO, Ted Chien. “I’m confident that their knowledge and skills will be a tremendous asset to our Firm and our clients.”

SullivanCotter is the leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of tailored total compensation and reward programs for tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations. For more than 20 years, the Firm has provided executive and employee compensation, governance, and physician compensation counsel to a wide variety of health care and higher education organizations, associations and foundations. A recognized leader in health care compensation benchmarking, trends and analyses, SullivanCotter has also developed the most widely recognized physician and health care executive compensation surveys in the United States. Building from this unparalleled data, the Firm works closely with executives, boards and compensation committees to devise innovative solutions to attract and retain leadership talent while satisfying not-for-profit missions and regulatory requirements.

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