Class of 2001
After graduating from Mekeel in 2001, Ben Joined the NY Air National Guard out of Syracuse NY as an F-16 crew chief before attending the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ben’s wife Noelle is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College. Ben’s career began at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield developing health insurance rates. While at Excellus Ben earned his Master’s degree in Finance at RIT. Today Ben works for a worldwide consulting firm, Arthur J Gallagher and Co. who help employers locate and maintain competitive employee benefit programs such as health, dental, life insurances and any other employee benefit or insurance you can imagine.
Ben is a health care reform practice leader, and his primary responsibilities involve evaluating health insurance claims for trends, making forecasts and communicating findings to business owners who are trying their best to manage their employee benefit programs.
Ben and Noelle have three children, two girls and a boy!
“We love being parents and pray every day we are able to live the Lord Jesus in front of our children so that they learn at an early age that this life isn’t about our accomplishments for an employer or having a healthy bank account, but that it’s about people. People who desperately need the message of hope that is only found through a saving faith in Jesus Christ!” – Ben Lewis