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“Sheryl is a self-starter who completes every  project on time and on budget. She has a deep subject knowledge of workplace issues including group benefits and she is an excellent researcher, writer and interviewer. She can clearly explain the practical implications of complex industry and regulatory developments. It is a pleasure to work with her.”

 Laura Mensch, Vice President, Insurance Solutions ADP Canada Co.

“Sheryl brings expert planning, researching and writing skills to our projects. Her work product is always on time and within budget. She is committed to delivering the results Saskatchewan Pension Plan needs for its social media initiatives.” April 4, 2012

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, On Time

Bonnie Meier , Manager of Client Service, Saskatchewan Pension Plan

Sheryl is a great researcher and writer who is able to quickly grasp the implications of developments for organizations, individuals and other stakeholders, and write about them in a clear, concise and relateable manner.” April 26, 2011

Karen DeBortoli, Lawyer, Eckler Ltd.
reported to  Sheryl Smolkin at Watson Wyatt

“Sheryl is a seasoned communicator with a deft touch when it comes to editing content, a talent for staying on the leading edge of ideas and issues in the pensions and employee benefits area and a knack for finding the right questions to get to the heart of a matter.” August 17, 2010

Greg Hurst, Consultant, Greg Hurst & Associates Ltd.

“I had the pleasure of working under Sheryl’s direction at Watson Wyatt. Her caring, supportive and entreprenarial spirit helped me in successfully creating a new service offering within the benefits consulting research group.
Sheryl is great in working with subject matter experts to gather facts/information/opinions on emerging benefits, pensions and HR issues and disseminate through written articles to a technical and non-technical audience. She has strong project management skills.” August 17, 2010

Nicholas Kovacs, ASA, Senior Consultant, Watson Wyatt
reported to  Sheryl Smolkin at Watson Wyatt

“I had the pleasure of working with Sheryl on Employee Benefit News Canada. She is a skilled editor and writer with an impressive network of senior level contacts within the pension and benefits industry.

She also played a major role in the successful launch of the Canadian Benefits Summit, an annual conference for pension and benefits professionals. Her efforts in organizing and moderating the conference were key factors in the continued growth of the event.” August 16, 2010

Peter Craig, President, Healthcare Media Partners Inc.

“Sheryl is a superb pension and benefits journalist and comunicator. She understands the key issues facing the pension and benefits industry and knows how to distill these concerns into understandable terms. Sheryl is very helpful in identifying practical solutions to complex problems through her ability to lay out the landscape clearly and accurately.” August 13, 2010

Gretchen Van Riesen V.P. Global Pension and Benefits, CIBC (retired)

“Have known Sheryl for many years. She has a strong reputation in developing strategic communications on complex subjects including Total Rewards, Compensation, Pension and Benefit programs.” August 12, 2010

Liz Wright, Liz Wright, Senior Consultant & Principal, McDowall Associates