After a successful tenure as a college professor, Dr. Ann Clark followed her entrepreneurial drive and founded ACI Specialty Benefits in the summer of 1983. With vision and innovation, Dr. Clark has led ACI into the nation’s Top Ten EAPs year after year and expanded services to include the full spectrum of specialty benefits—EAP, wellness, work/life, concierge, and student assistance. Recently named finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award, Dr. Clark is committed to improving the quality of life for the nation’s workforce and families by leading the innovation and delivery of specialty benefits for corporations worldwide.
Dr. Clark is also a best-selling author, accomplished motivational speaker, lecturer, and commentator whose extensive published works include Surviving Your Boss, Looking Good, Alone but Not Lonely, Surrender to Win and Single Parent Families.
Living the ACI Way
An avid walker and yoga enthusiast, Dr. Clark starts each morning with a five mile walk. To inspire employees to “Live Healthy”—one of ACI’s core values—she installed a dedicated yoga studio at ACI’s corporate headquarters for employees to participate in free on-site yoga classes. Dr. Clark personally invites employees to stop working and join a class or take a quick stretch break. ACI just completed a “Wellness Warriors” challenge where Dr. Clark led her team to numerous weekly victories. She firmly believes that healthy and happy employees are good for business, and works hard to ensure employee satisfaction and well-being.