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ROSEVILLE, CA, September 13, 2016: GALLINA’s EBP Practice Leader and Partner, Crystal Ekanayake, has been awarded Fellowship standing in the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists for a one-year period. 

Crystal earned this distinction by successfully completing a national employee benefits continuing education course/examination developed by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  The Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation is the most widely recognized and respected credentials and designations in the employee benefits and compensation field.  Ms. Ekanayake earned her CEBS designation in 2009 and has maintained continuous annual Fellowship standing.

CEBS was established in 1977 through a partnership of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  The International Foundation, the largest educational organization in the employee benefits field, is responsible for the overall administration of the program.  The Wharton School, one of the preeminent business schools in the United States, oversees academic content and standards. No other employee benefits or compensation program provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight through such a broad university-based curriculum.

Crystal Ekanayake shares, “This is what makes GALLINA, and our practice group, very unique from others. We go beyond accounting and technical knowledge. We have passion for what we do.”

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