David N. Knies
Dave joined Pentra as an Account Executive in 1998 and became a Principal in 2007. He provides his clients with a unique combination of benefit consulting and hands-on service. His responsibilities include strategic planning, benefit analysis, cost reduction review, contract negotiating, impact evaluation, provider network feasibility, employee communications and enrollment facilitation for all benefit plans. Prior to joining Pentra, Dave was a Senior Account Executive at Cigna Healthcare.
Dave’s role on client teams includes initial and ongoing client relations on all matters impacting their health and welfare benefits. Recent engagements have focused on strategic plan redesign, merger and acquisitions, due diligence and integrations, wellness plan integration, outsourced administration, review and implementation, internet based solutions for benefit communications, cost reduction programs and integrated disability studies.
Dave graduated from Western Maryland College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.