Pension & Benefits News New appointments to ERISA Advisory Council announced
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

New appointments to ERISA Advisory Council announced

By Pension and Benefits Editorial Staff

The Department Labor has announced the appointment of five new members and leadership to the 2020 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council. The 15-member council provides advice on policies and regulations affecting employee benefit plans governed by ERISA. Members serve for staggered three-year terms.

The newly appointed members and the expertise they represent are: John R. Harney, Employee organizations; Glenn Butash, Employers; Peter Wiedenbeck, General public; James Haubrock, Accounting; and Lisa C. Allen, Insurance.

The DOL also announced the incoming chair and vice chair of the council. Butash has been reappointed and will serve as the chair of the 2020 ERISA Council. Current member David Kritz will serve as the Council’s vice chair.

“The knowledge and expertise these new members bring to the employee benefits discussion will be a strong asset for the ERISA Advisory Council,” said Employee Benefits Security Administration Acting Assistant Secretary Jeanne Klinefelter Wilson. “We look forward to working with this group, which complements the ongoing work of the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of workers, retirees and their families.”

Source: EBSA News Release No. 20-1313-NAT.

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