Howard Fluhr accepted the Employee Benefit Research Institute's annual Lillywhite Award for lifetime contributions to the country's retirement and economic security.
Lori Lucas, EBRI's president and CEO, presented the award Thursday during Pensions & Investments DCW Fall Series, a five-day virtual event.
"Howard has been an inspiration for decades to those of us in the employee benefits industry," she said during a virtual presentation of the award. "Howard is dedicated not only to his clients, but to the professionals in the volunteer organizations and non-profit organizations he serves."
Mr. Fluhr, the chairman emeritus of The Segal Group, 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.
EBRI, at the time the group announced Mr. Fluhr as this year's winner, cited his work 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.