This year Tom Kolakowski, Director, Finance – Commercial, is being honored as Horizon BCBSNJ’s “Working Dad of the Year” by Working Mother Magazine.
Mr. Kolakowski joined Horizon BCBSNJ in 2011 as Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, both because we are a successful company with great people and because of the work/life balance benefits we offer. Last summer, as part of a new matrix reorganization at the Company, Mr. Kolakowski took a newly created role as the finance lead for the Commercial Business Unit. He enjoys helping and mentoring others, and watching those he has worked with flourish and take advantage of opportunities, both professional and personal.
At home, Mr. Kolakowski and his wife Kelly raise five boys, who range in age from 10 to 16 and are active in sports. Tom and his wife volunteer their time on various coaching staffs; he is also the Treasurer of two wrestling associations in his community. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends up at Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos. Mr. Kolakowski holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and is a CPA.
Working Mother celebrates companies that lead in the areas of paternity leave, adoption leave, telecommuting opportunities, childcare options and more. Working Mother believes that in order to help women succeed at both home and at work, companies must also recognize the importance of supporting men in these areas.
As the largest and most experienced health insurer in New Jersey, Horizon BCBSNJ is honored to have been recognized by Working Mother for our ongoing commitment to forward-thinking workplace programs in the areas of parental leave, family support and job flexibility.