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Laura Czekanski

Associate Director of Shared Services

Laura Czekanski

Laura Czekanski spent the first decade of her career in the wellness and population health space, leading the team for five years. In 2023, Laura transitioned her role to oversee the Shared Services Team within the employee benefits division at The Horton Group. In this role, Laura oversees various departments, including Benefits Technology, Compliance, Eligibility, Translation, and Wellness and Population Health Services. Laura oversees a team of subject matter experts dedicated to helping clients become more productive, lowering healthcare costs and increasing productivity.

Laura has worked in the health and wellness industry since 2012. Laura started as a Wellness intern at Horton in 2013 and joined Horton as a Senior Client Wellness Specialist in 2014. In 2017, Laura was promoted to Team Manager of Horton’s Wellness Advisory Solutions team. In 2022, Laura grew the Wellness team to include Population Health services, including the strategic hire of two registered nurses, which elevated the team’s servicing capabilities.

In 2023, Laura was promoted to the Associate Director of Shared Services. Laura looks forward to growing this division as she did the wellness team.

Laura uses her experience as a team manager to help multiple teams bring synergy across the division. Working with multiple divisional resources allows Laura to connect with various Horton clients to ensure we provide comprehensive services and an exceptional client experience.

As benefit opportunities continue to evolve and technology enhances, Laura realizes the need to leverage resources that keep Horton ahead of these trends to provide our clients with appropriate and timely guidance. Through the team of subject matter experts, we can provide insights into potential enhancements or trends that are relevant and ever-changing to our clients.

Laura received a Master of Public Health degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Laura currently resides in Plainfield, IL, with her husband, Kyle and daughter Hailey. When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time with family, cooking and trying new foods and restaurants.

Fact File:

  • Master of Public Health – Benedictine University / Lisle, Illinois  
  • Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics – Illinois State University /  Normal, Illinois
Professional Designations & Licensing
  • Licensed Life & Health Producer
  • Certificate in Health Education and Health Promotions
  • Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist
Professional Background
  • The Horton Group
    • Associate Director of Shared Services (2023 to Present)
    • Team Manager – Wellness and Population Health (2017 to 2023)
    • Senior Client Specialist (2014 to 2017)
    • Wellness Intern (2013 to 2014)
  • Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center – Dietetic Technician (2012 to 2014)
Guest Speaker
  • Healthcare Council | Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce – June 2021