Bernie Hynes has over 30 experience years in the employee benefits field. Bernie began his career at Mutual of America in New York and held a variety of home office and field positions for this leading provider of pension and group plans for major not for profit organizations.
In 1985 he relocated to Phoenix where he joined Johnson & Higgins of Arizona as a senior benefits consultant and eventually led the Employee Benefit services operation. Clients included Doubletree Hotels, Magma Copper Company, Tucson Newspapers, University Medical Center, Bryant Universal Roofing, and Giant Industries.
Bernie joined Buck Consultants in 1996 as a Principal and Employee Benefit Consultant where he consulted and managed relationships with major clients including BHP Copper, Tosco, The Scotts Company, PetSmart, Giant Industries, Grossman Properties Company, Maricopa Community College District, and C.H. Guenther & Son.
Bernie joined Hynes Benefits Consulting in January 2007 to further our vision for this business. Bernie is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he received his BA. He received his Master’s Degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He holds the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation and is a Fellow of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. Bernie is a past President of the Greater Phoenix Association of Health Underwriters and the 2020-2021 President of the Arizona Association of Health Underwriters.