Mr. Thurston is the President of HRCG. In addition to his official duties, he serves as a consultant to numerous corporations, insurance companies, and third party administrators. His consulting expertise is in the area of human resources, employee benefits and marketing. He is a national expert in the design and implementation of computer systems for interactive voice response (IVR) administration systems, including flexible compensation, enrollment/communicating benefits, 401(k) plans and health care cost containment. During this extensive experience in consulting, Mr. Thurston has served as vice president of marketing and new product development with Fred. S. James Consulting, a major third party administrator; and was part of task force to implement 401(k) and new benefits for IBM. Mr. Thurston is a member of the board of HRCG, Inc. and from 1988-2010 the TS Alliance, and from 1994-2010 the Endowment Fund Board of Directors (formerly the National Tuberous Sclerosis Association- NTSA). He was one of the very first human resources professionals in 1983 to receive the designation of an accredited executive in personnel (AEP) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Since 1981 he has given seminars and presentations on human resources development with emphasis on leadership, ethics, and on wellness. He has published over 3 books, 4 videos, 20 tapes, and numerous articles in national and international publications. For 20+ years he was involved as an independent contractor with the Wellness company called Melaleuca. He left Melaleuca in 2012 and since then he has been involved in the creation and design of the world's largest networking opportunities using Affiliate Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Texting, Emailing, and Seminar Speaking for network marketing worldwide. In 2015 Thurston was inducted into the HR/Benefits Workplace Hall of Fame at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. He joins only 59 former inductees (many of whom are deceased) for his 35+ years of experience in HR/Benefits. Rob Thurston was also elected and named President of the Workplace Benefits Association for 2016-2017. There have only been 16 Industry Leaders ever elected as President. Mr. Thurston received his B.S. in economics (Minor in Spanish) and holds an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University. He is listed in Outstanding Young Men of America (1987-88), Who's Who in America (1990), Who's Who in Finance (1991), Who's Who in Finance Worldwide (1993), Sterling's Who's Who Executive Edition (1995), and International Who's Who for Professionals (1999), Who's Who for Financial Professionals (2008), Who's Who for Latin America (2011), and many other honors and designations.