Our Team

Charles W. Eastwood, Board Chairman

With more than 25 years of experience in the sales and service of employee benefit programs, Mr. Eastwood was appointed as American Benefit Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer in 2007.

Over his considerable career, he has performed a variety of roles at such notable companies as Prudential and John Hancock Insurance. Mr. Eastwood served 13 years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of West Virginia prior to becoming a National Account Executive with Cigna. While at Cigna, Mr. Eastwood and his sales team received the Superior Achievement Award for delivering the highest level of sales and service to their client base. After a 10 year stint with Cigna, Mr. Eastwood took the knowledge and expertise he had gained and opened Eastwood Consulting.

Mr. Eastwood holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Theory and Philosophy from West Virginia State University.

Kenneth L. Joos,  Past President and Consultant

American Benefit Corporation’s President, Mr. Joos, has been with the organization for more than 40 years in a variety of leadership roles.

A native of North Dakota, Mr. Joos joined the company in 1979 after several years with a major insurance company. Mr. Joos became assistant Vice President in 1987, and has since served as Vice President, Senior Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. He was appointed President in 2005.

Mr. Joos holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Accounting and English from the University of Northern Iowa.

C. Ryan Jones, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jones joined American Benefit Corporation in 2007. Mr. Jones is a CPA who has an extensive background in public practice including a regional firm that concentrated its practice in the health care field. Mr. Jones works closely with the IT and Sales departments to achieve the financial goals of the organization.

Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from West Virginia State University.

Jim Kirk, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Kirk joined American Benefit in 2008, after spending 20 years with Dow Chemical Company as their International Infrastructure Architect. Mr. Kirk is responsible for the design and implementation of information systems and operations.

Mr. Kirk earned his Associate’s degree in Chemical Technology from West Virginia State University in 1990 and his Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from Bellevue University in 1999. Mr. Kirk also holds a MCSE and numerous other certifications.

Kimberly A. Wood, Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Wood joined American Benefit Corporation in 1998 as Assistant Actuary, and was named Director of the Actuarial Department in 2005. She now also serves the company as an actuary and consultant. She has extensive experience in working with both health and pension funds, including administration, plan design, benefit studies, and federal compliance.

Ms. Wood’s holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Mathematics from Marshall University. She earned the designation of Enrolled Actuary in 2009.

John D. Galloway, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Galloway joined American Benefit Corporation in 2012, bringing over 17 years experience in public accounting.  Mr. Galloway is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in West Virginia.  Mr. Galloway is responsible for coordinating accounting and finance functions as well as identifying opportunities to improve financial and operational systems through internal control evaluations.

Prior to joining American Benefit Corporation, Mr. Galloway served as a Partner at Gibbons & Kawash, A.C.  He gained extensive experience addressing complex financial reporting, accounting, internal control, and auditing matters for closely-held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans.

Mr. Galloway holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Charleston.  Mr. Galloway is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accounts.  Additionally, he is a graduate of the 2011 class of Leadership West Virginia Program in conjunction with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Robyn T. Dilley, Senior Account Executive

Ms. Dilley joined American Benefit Corporation in 1979, and has held several positions within the company. She has served as Administrative Assistant since 1992 and was named Administrative Consultant Assistant in 2004 and Senior Account Executive in 2006.

Ms. Dilley earned her Associate degree in Business Management from the Huntington Junior College of Business and is currently sitting for the CEBS examinations.

 

West Virginia Office
3150 US Route 60
Ona, WV 25545
800.778.6118

Ohio Office
205 W 4th St., Suite 225
Cincinnati, OH 45202
800.832.7113