Carlson Companies, Inc., a global leader in the relationship marketing, travel and hospitality industries, today announced that Charles F. Montreuil has been promoted to vice president of human resources.
Montreuil has served as director and senior director of employee benefits since he joined Carlson Companies in 1997. He reports to Senior Vice President of Human Resources Rosalyn Mallet.
In his new position, Montreuil will continue to manage employee benefits and direct the company`s human resources department, which includes generalist functions, employee relations, training and recognition. He also will assist with establishing process improvements for the corporate human resources and employee benefits areas.
“Charlie has demonstrated his expertise and interest in human resources through the many changes and enhancements he has helped implement in our employee benefits area,” Mallet said. “He and his team will continue to contribute to Carlson Companies` initiative to create `a great place for great people to do great work.`”
A graduate of St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., Montreuil received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1984. Soon after, he joined the corporate legal department of the MSI Insurance Companies, where he worked on insurance benefits and employment issues.
In 1990, Montreuil joined the Home Owners Warranty Corporation, a risk retention group in Arlington, Virginia. He then was employed by Minneapolis-based Employee Benefit Plans, (EBP) Inc., the second largest third-party administrator of self-funded benefit programs. As general counsel, he provided legal counsel and advice to the company, with primary emphasis on regulatory and compliance issues for EBP HealthPlans and EBPLife Insurance Company.
After the acquisition of EBP by First Data Corporation in 1996, Montreuil was promoted to vice president, administration and general counsel of EBPLife Insurance Company and legal counsel of First Health Strategies, Inc.
Montreuil is an officer of the Buyers Health Care Action Group, a Minneapolis-based employer-owned and governed health care purchasing coalition, and he belongs to the advisory councils for American Express Retirement Services and Eli Lilly, the Medical Alley Task Force for Building a Town Hall for Healthcare Decision Making, and the Minnesota State Bar Association Employee Benefits and Health Law Sections.
He and his family live in Lakeville.