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SIMONE L. ROCKSTROH President and Treasurer
Mrs. Rockstroh is President and Treasurer of Carday Associates, Inc. She started her career in employee benefits in 1969 in the Pension Department of Carday Associates. Since that time, she has worked for Home Life Insurance Company and served as office manager with Abraham and Axelrod, Inc., a firm specializing in benefit programs for professional corporations.

Since her return to Carday Associates in 1980, Mrs. Rockstroh gained experience in all aspects of Carday's business and operations. She has served as Assistant General Manager and was tasked in 1982 with organizing the Carday branch office in Washington, D.C. Since 1984, she has worked as an Account Executive on several large Carday accounts, including Carday's national accounts, and is currently serving as President of the Carday Board of Directors. She is a member of the Administrators Advisory Committee of the National Coordinating Committee of Multi-employer Plans and the Executive Director of the Health Care Cost Containment Corporation of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mrs. Rockstroh is a Past President  of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' Board of Directors, and is serving on the Strategic Initiative Steering Committee. She has served on the Administrators, Educational Program, Research and Coalition Committees of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Mrs. Rockstroh is certified as an EMT and serves as Treasurer of the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company.
CHRISTOPHER E. BRECHT
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Brecht joined Carday Associates in 1995 as the Operations Manager with responsibility for the day-to day management of Carday's main office. In 2001, he was promoted to General Manager. His responsibilities expanded to include budgeting and finance decisions. In 2005 he was named as the Chief Operations Officer with oversight of the entire operation of Carday Associates. In July 2011, he became the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, responsible for the future direction and continuing success of Carday Associates, Inc.
 
Mr. Brecht graduated from Radford University with a major in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has worked as an administrator for Taft-Hartly Multi-Employer Funds since 1991, when he served as Assistant Fund Administrator for the UMWA/BCOA Training and Education Fund. Mr. Brecht holds the Retirement Plan Associate and Group Benefits Associate designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
 
He is a frequent speaker and moderator for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' conferences. He is serving on the Financial Review Committee of the Foundation and is a past Chairman of the Administrator's Committee.
RENE… PARENTI
Vice President and Account Executive
Mrs. Parenti joined Carday in 1992 as Assistant to the Senior Vice President. She is a 1982 graduate of Jefferson Technical with a certificate in Business Data Accounting. Prior to joining Carday Associates, Inc., Mrs. Parenti was involved in credit analysis and collections for a Fortune 500 company and provided administrative support for a construction management firm in its Pharmaceutical and Water Purifications Divisions. Since joining Carday Associates, she has been promoted to Assistant Account Executive and is currently an Account Executive. Mrs. Parenti was promoted to Vice President in 1997.
SUSAN GUNYON
Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Mrs. Gunyon joined Carday Associates in 1987, having worked in the accounting field for more than 10 years. She started in the Accounting Department and was later promoted to Accounting Department Supervisor. In 2001, she was named the Operations Manager for Carday. Mrs. Gunyon was promoted to Vice President in 2002.

 

 
NICHELLE GREY
Vice President and Account Executive
 

A graduate of Howard Universityís School of Business, Ms. Grey has a Bachelor of Business Administration Ė Finance. After graduating from Howard, she began working as a Customer Service Representative for the Federal Employee Program at BlueCross BlueShield of the National Capital Area (now CareFirst).

Since 1996, Ms. Grey has worked in the Third Party administration arena first as a Senior Account Manager for NCAS. In October 2004, she joined Carday Associates, Inc. as the Manager of the Membership Services Department. Nichelle is currently an Account Executive and Vice President.

 

Ms. Grey also has a Maryland Life and Health Insurance producer license.

 

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KISHA GREY
Vice President and Operations Manager
 

Ms. Grey joined Carday Associates in October 2005, after working as a retail manger for more than 13 years. She started in the Membership Services department as the Manager. She was then transferred to the Pension Department as the Manager. In 2010 she was named the Assistant Operations Manager for Carday. Effective December 2013, Ms. Grey was promoted to Vice President and Operations Manager.

 

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