Pension & Benefits News Key PBGC leadership appointments announced
Friday, September 27, 2019

Key PBGC leadership appointments announced

By Pension and Benefits Editorial Staff

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has announced the appointments of Kristin Chapman as Chief of Staff and Andy Banducci as Chief Policy Officer. “It is my pleasure to welcome Kristin and Andy to PBGC’s leadership team,” said Director Gordon Hartogensis. “With their previous leadership experience and in-depth knowledge of pensions and retirement-related issues, they will contribute greatly to PBGC’s mission to protect the benefits of the 37 million people we insure.”

Kristin Chapman was appointed Chief of Staff in July, 2019. In this role, she serves as the chief strategic advisor to Director Hartogensis, providing advice and counsel on all pension and retirement-related matters. Prior to joining the PBGC, she served as a Senior Legislative Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. Chapman has also served as the Subcommittee Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security and as a legislative assistant for a former U.S. House of Representatives Member on the Ways and Means Committee.

In August, 2019, Andy Banducci was appointed Chief Policy Officer and will lead the PBGC’s Office of Policy and External Affairs. In this role, he will oversee communications to PBGC stakeholders and the coordination of policy development, analysis, research and legislative recommendations. Prior to joining the PBGC, Banducci served as Labor and Pensions Policy Director for the Senate HELP Committee where he provided strategic counsel to committee members regarding retirement policy. Banducci also served as Workforce Policy Counsel for the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.

SOURCE: PBGC News Release No. 19-10.

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