Donna Dietrick and Susan (Cornelius) Marks Join Henderson Brothers Employee Benefits Team

Posted April 29, 2013 Company News

Donna Dietrick & Susan Marks


Henderson Brothers continues to build the expertise and breadth of its Employee Benefits Division by adding Donna J. Dietrick as assistant vice president, senior benefits consultant, and Susan (Cornelius) Marks as assistant vice president, senior underwriting consultant. Henderson Brothers, Inc., based downtown, is one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest providers of insurance, risk management and employee benefits advisory services.

In her role, Dietrick is a team leader and employee benefits strategist, helping clients with benefit plan design and data analysis, human resources compliance, claims analytics, policy reviews and mitigating risk exposure. She is also responsible for assuring that her team maintains Henderson’s superior level of client service and for new business development.

Dietrick earned the well-regarded professional designation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), later being awarded Fellowship status, a distinction recognizing members who continue their professional development by broadening their knowledge in employee benefits, compensation and other key related areas. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health and the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association. Prior to joining Henderson, she was a principal at employee benefits consulting firm Mercer in Pittsburgh for 18 years.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University, and also graduated from Highlands High School in Natrona Heights where she grew up. She now lives in Mt. Lebanon with her husband and two children.

Susan Marks is responsible for financial strategy and support for all of Henderson’s strategic benefits accounts. Along with her financial team, they are responsible for renewal projections, financial analysis, funding solutions and strategy development around client employee benefit plan designs and employee contributions.

Also a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist, she brings some 25 years of insurance and management consulting experience to Henderson, having previously worked for benefits consulting firm Mercer, Highmark, Carefirst (Maryland’s Blue Cross/Blue Shield organization) and the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm.

Born in Framingham, Mass., she grew up in Pittsburgh’s South Hills, graduating from Baldwin High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Penn State University. She now lives in Upper St. Clair with her husband.



About Henderson Brothers, Inc.

Ranked multiple times as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, Henderson Brothers, founded in 1893 in Pittsburgh, was formed primarily to serve the insurance needs of the river industry. Since that time, the company has diversified into virtually all areas of insurance and risk management, employee benefits, and all lines of commercial, personal property and casualty insurance. Today the company employs some 120 people, offering insurance and services through nearly 100 of the nation’s largest and most respected insurance companies, to clients in Pennsylvania and nationwide. For more information, visit


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