Schneeman CLU, ChFC, RHU
serves as President of SevenHills Benefit Partners, an independent agency with
St Paul area roots tracing back over 90 years. SevenHills assists approximately
200 employers purchase and manage employee benefit programs with advice and
support systems, as well as helping thousands of individual policyholders
navigate their insurance options.
Schneeman is involved in
numerous community activities, including receiving the prestigious honor of
being named the 2009 Boreas Rex LXXIII of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. During his year serving in this capacity he
made approximately 300 appearances at community events, schools and senior
centers as well as 47 parades, all for the purposes of spreading good cheer and
supporting organizations and people who bring helping hands to others.
Schneeman is also involved
in a variety of professional association leadership roles, serving as chair of
the "Agents Coalition for Health Care Reform,” which advocates for
responsible health insurance reform in Minnesota. He also serves as legislative
committee chair for the Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters (MAHU) and
Health Chair for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
(NAIFA) in Minnesota. He is past
President of the St. Paul Life Underwriters, and has served on the federal
legislative committee for NAIFA.
Schneeman actively advocates for
clients by being engaged with the health reform debate. In August 2015 he
was appointed by the Minnesota legislature to a special Task Force on Health
Care Financing. His expertise has also been
recognized by past appointments to Governor Mark Dayton’s workgroup on
exchanges and navigators and Governor Tim Pawlenty’s Health Care Reform Task
Force. He serves on the Minnesota
Chamber of Commerce Health Policy Committees, and is a regular presenter as a subject
matter expert at the legislator and for various other organizations, including
being a regular speaker for health and insurance industry events.
In 1997 MAHU presented
Schneeman its "John J. Symanitz Award,” an annual award recognizing one of
its members for lifetime professional and personal achievement.
A 1978 graduate of the
University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance, Schneeman is a third generation
of family insurance professionals in St. Paul. He has built a stellar
reputation in the life insurance and employee benefit industry as an expert and
designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial
Consultant (ChFC) and Registered Health Underwriter (RHU). The life and health
insurance industries recognize his professional achievements as a Life and
Qualifying member in the Million Dollar Round Table, and as a “Soaring Eagle”
member of the Leading Producers Round Table.
Tony Black, RPA, AIF©
CEFEX-Certified Retirement Plan Advisor
Tony Black provides retirement plan support and advisory services to SevenHills clients. He has been working as a qualified plan consultant since 2005, and has experience working with hundreds of different employers’ plans, including Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit plans. Tony is an Investment Advisor Representative with Pensionmark Retirement Group and holds the professional designation of “Accredited Investment Fiduciary”.
Tony advises plan sponsors in the development and management of their retirement plans to make sure the goals of the organization are in line with the design and operation of the plans. Tony helps employers manage their fiduciary obligations to participants with concentrated focus on efficient plan design, regular plan review and documentation, and strategic and direct participant communications.
Mr. Black graduated from The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management. While in college, he had active leadership roles in the Professional Business Fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. He remains an avid Gopher fan and active Alum.
Tony resides in Eden Prairie with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys playing golf, softball, basketball and football when (if) he has spare time.
Matt Voecks, RPA, AIF©
CEFEX-Certified Retirement Plan Advisor
Matt Voecks is a Retirement Plan Consultant of SevenHills Benefit Partners, A Pensionmark Retirement Firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Matt has been consulting with qualified retirement plans since 2004 providing a comprehensive customized approach for plan sponsors wanting to take advantage of his experience, knowledge of plan design and investment process. As a Qualified Plan Consultant he has experience working with hundreds of different employer plans across all industries ranging from retail, manufacturing and professional service firms.
Matt’s primary role is to provide custom plan design consultation, investment monitoring and analysis, fiduciary services and education for plan sponsors and participants. Matt is uniquely suited to be an advocate for his clients with his down to earth, personalized approach and willingness to defy the status quo.
Matt is originally from Thief River Falls in northern Minnesota. He went on to study and graduate with a Finance and Economics degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. While in college, he had an active leadership role in the Financial Managers Association. Matt currently holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies along with a Retirement Plan Associate designation from the Wharton School of Business.
Matt currently lives in Eden Prairie and enjoys working out, playing golf, snow skiing and traveling in his spare time.
Daniel J. Schneeman II
Benefits Advisor, SevenHills Benefit Partners.
Daniel Schneeman is a fourth generation
insurance professional, following Great Grandfather Lambert, Grandfather
Daniel, and Father Chris.
Mr. Schneeman has extensive experience with
individual products such as health, life, disability and identity theft
insurance. He advises on these products as well as serves as advisor for
employer sponsored group plan options.
Mr. Schneeman is currently serving on the
MNsure Broker Stakeholder
Advisory committee. This committee strives to improve MNsure by providing
guidance and counsel on broker related matters.
Mr. Schneeman graduated from St. Norbert
College in De Pere, Wisconsin in 2006 with degrees in Religious Studies and
Business. He is actively involved in the St. Norbert Alumni program in
Mr. Schneeman is also involved in the
community. He is a graduate of the prestigious Leadership St. Paul (LSP)
program through the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. LSP objectives center on
building future community leaders by training, challenging and engaging
emerging and existing leaders to better strengthen the Saint Paul/East Metro