Tom Pavey was most recently vice president of employee benefits for Ameriprise Financial, Inc., which was formerly known as American Express Financial Advisors, formerly IDS. Pavey retired from Ameriprise in February 2007 after 36 years of employment with the company. As vp of employee benefits, he was responsible for leading the life, medical, disability, 401(k) and pension programs for Ameriprise Financial’s 18,000 employees and financial advisors. Pavey has over 30 years of experience in human resources and employee benefits and holds professional designations of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (CEBS) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Pavey has served as Chair of the Twin Cities Buyers’ Health Care Action Group (BHCAG) and served on the Health Program Committee of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) and on the Partners for Better Health Board of HealthPartners.
Pavey received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, Kansas) in 1970 and completed an Industrial Relations Certificate Program with distinction from the University of Minnesota in 1980. Tom was on the Board of Trustees of the Employee Benefits Research Institute in Washington, D.C. for five years prior to retirement. Pavey is currently on the board of Tubman, a family violence prevention and support services organization. He chairs the Human Resource Committee and is Chair-elect for 2009-10 fiscal year. He also volunteers as secretary for the Ameriprise Retired Home Office Member organization, which meets monthly and supports volunteer activities of its members.
Tom lives with his wife Susan in south Minneapolis where they raised three grown children. In addition to volunteer work, Tom enjoys tennis, golf, fishing and camping.