Lana was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. During her 30 years of
employee benefits consulting, Lana had the opportunity to live and work in many wonderful locations, including 12 years in New York City. Determined to find a "special
home" anywhere in Western New York State, Lana's dream came true when she bought "The Little House" and moved in on September 10, 2001, the day before the terror attack.
Lana now spends her creative energy sharing the joy of Lana's The Little House with her local and international guests.
Lana’s love for technology helped drive her success in the employee
benefits arena. Her continued enthusiasm for leading edge technology business solutions helped build the foundation for her latest creation: Lana’s The Little House (www.LanasTheLittleHouse.com).
Lana Lewis specializes in providing innovative solutions to the design,
development, funding, implementation, communication, administration and outsourcing of human resources and benefit programs.
For over twenty five years, Lana has been responsible for a wide range
of employee benefits initiatives which include 401(k) and defined benefit plans, including plan mergers, spin-off’s and terminations; pension investment strategy, including
self-directed and expanded savings plan investment vehicles; moving union employees from defined benefit to defined contribution pension plans; flexible benefit programs;
health and welfare plans, including managed care; international benefit programs for local nationals and expatriate total compensation policies.
Lana has created benefit communication materials and conducted workshops
for enrollment, education, training, focus group testing and labor negotiations. She has educated diverse workforces of union and non-union employees in the financial
services, food manufacturing, advertising, sports and entertainment sectors.
In 1995, Lana created an independent consulting practice. Her first
customer partnership was a $1 billion diversified telecommunications company. Lana provided strategic advice on human resources, payroll and benefit outsourcing solutions
and administration services including the design and implementation of service delivery and performance measurements, workflow tools, meeting management tools, process
mapping and a customer service center.
Lana's prior professional positions include Manager of Heath & Welfare
Outsourcing Operations with Watson Wyatt Worldwide in Jacksonville, FL; Director of Corporate Benefits with Rich Products Corporation, Buffalo, NY; Vice President of
Indirect Compensation with HSBC Bank USA, Buffalo, NY and Senior Assistant Benefit Consultant with Buck Consultants, New York, NY.