September 30, 2019

ACS Benefit Services Announces New CFO, Lana Davidson

Winston-Salem, NC – Following a national candidate search, ACS Benefit Services has announced the addition of Lana Davidson, CPA, as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.  

As a key member of ACS’ executive team, Davidson will report directly to ACS CEO Kari Niblack and be responsible for directing the fiscal function of the company, including managing all financial activities and ensuring that day-to-day operations proceed efficiently and effectively. She will also support Niblack in ensuring that resource allocation and utilization reflects and facilitates the achievement of ACS’ goals and strategic vision.     

Davidson comes to ACS from Wake Forest Baptist Health/High Point Regional Health, where she has served for the past seven years as Controller and Director of Accounting. While there, she directed the accounting, consolidated reporting, and oversaw budgets, payroll, accounts payable, and audits.  

Prior to working with the hospital systems, Davidson was the VP of Finance and Administration at United Way of Greater Greensboro for ten years, where she directed all financial operations and Human Resource functions. Before that, she worked as an auditor and tax manager.

“Lana brings an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience to the table,” said Niblack. “Her stellar financial background and proven track record as a leader will be invaluable as we continue to maximize results for our clients, deliver profitable growth and drive business value across our product lines. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her to the ACS family!”


May 13, 2019

Carrie Darnell Joins ACS Benefit Services as Director of Client Relations

Winston-Salem, NC – ACS has announced the addition of Carrie Darnell, SPHR, as the company’s new Director of Client Relations. Reporting directly to ACS Chief Executive Officer, Kari L. Niblack, she will be responsible for establishing, cultivating and managing relationships with customers, brokers and consultants at multiple levels, as well as clearly articulating ACS’ value story to improve customer growth and retention. 

Darnell brings 24 years of leadership experience and front-line medical plan management expertise to ACS, including 15 years in senior human resources management and nine years of service in the United States Navy.

Darnell comes to ACS from MedCost Benefit Services, where she worked as an Account Manager for three years. Prior to that, she served as Employee Relations Manager at Renfro Corporation in Mt. Airy, NC for more than nine years.

"Innovative and client-centric solutions are essential to an exceptional client experience and successful plan management,” Darnell said in a statement. “I am very excited to join ACS in such a dynamic role adding to their passionate commitment to clients."

ACS CEO Kari Niblack resonated that sentiment stating, "ACS' greatest strength is our people. Carrie comes to ACS with a strong and far-reaching background of military service and HR experience gained through her executive leadership roles that will significantly strengthen our Client Relations team and add tremendous value for our clients."


About ACS Benefit Services

Founded in 1982, ACS Benefit Services was formed on the realization that there needed to be better benefit solutions and health plans available in the marketplace. Since then, ACS has grown to be a leading third-party administrator by focusing on the future of the industry, creating long-term solutions, and predicting the benefit administration needs of our employer groups. For more information, visit


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ACS Benefit Services, please contact: 

Kari L. Niblack, JD, SPHR
Chief Executive Officer
ACS Benefit Services
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