Bernie Knobbe

Vice President, Global Benefits, Enterprise Human Resources, AECOM
Bernie Knobbe
Bernie is Vice President, Global Benefits, Enterprise Human Resources with AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services offering planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design, and program and construction management. AECOM has 95,000 employees in 150 countries. He is responsible for the Global Benefits COE including health care, retirement, financial, lifestyle and wellness/well-being benefit plans, benefits communications and compliance, and M&A.

Previously, he was Sr. Director, Global Benefits & Mobility with Yahoo and Vice President, Strategic Benefits with ACS, A Xerox Company. He was Senior Director, Global Benefits with Hilton Hotels and Senior Vice President, Benefits with Countrywide Financial/Bank of America. Bernie was also Senior Director, Global Benefits/Total Rewards with Gap Inc., Senior Manager, Global Benefits with Accenture and held Benefits Leadership positions with Morton International, CT&T, Continental Bank and AM International.

He was Chair of The Corporate Board of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), on the Board of the Council on Employee Benefits (CEB), and was a faculty member for World at Work. He attained his Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designations. He was elected to the Council on International Compensation and Benefits and the Council on Employee Benefits of The Conference Board and has been a Speaker at many of their Conferences.

Bernie judged the Pensions & Investments Eddy Awards and the Business Insurance EBC Awards. He served on Employer Councils for the NCQA and the HR Policy Association and on Advisory Councils for United Healthcare, Aetna and American Express. He acted as a Moderator, Speaker and Panelist at sponsored DC and DB Conferences managed by Euromoney/Institutional Investors, in the U.S. and Europe, and the Canada Pensions Benefits National Forum.