Howard Fluhr will receive the Employee Benefit Research Institute's annual Lillywhite Award for lifetime contributions to the country's retirement and economic security.
Mr. Fluhr is the chairman emeritus of The Segal Group, a benefits and human resources consulting firm. He served as president and CEO of the firm from 1994 to 2005 and has remained a board member since 1987.
The award is named for the late Ray Lillywhite, praised by EBRI as a pioneer in public pension administration.
A news release from EBRI announcing the award Thursday cites Mr. Fluhr's years as a leader on issues pertaining to employee benefits and his continuing role as a consultant called on by companies' senior management and board to help improve governance and develop human resources and total compensation strategies.
"Howard has been a North Star for those of us in the employee benefits industry. He has dedicated his career to strengthening the retirement and health-care systems, and finding creative solutions for the benefit of his clients and their constituents," said Lori Lucas, EBRI's president and CEO, in the news release. "We have been fortunate to have Howard as an integral part of EBRI since the founding of the organization in 1978. Since the early days of our organization, Howard's innovative, thoughtful approach has contributed to EBRI research and the entire benefits industry."
Mr. Fluhr will be recognized during Pensions & Investments' DCW Fall Virtual Series from Oct. 26-30 and will be honored at EBRI's December board meeting.