Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the appointment of five members and a new leadership for the 15-member Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council.
The new members, who have three-year terms, are, according to a Department of Labor statement:
Anna Rappaport, founder of Anna Rappaport Consulting and retired worldwide partner of Mercer Human Resource Consulting; Denise M. Clark, founder of the Denise M. Clark PLLC law firm; Michael A. Sasso, principal and co-founder of Portfolio Evaluations Inc.; John M. Towarnicky, associate vice president for benefits planning of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.; and Mildeen G. Worrell, formerly a benefits tax counsel to the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee staff.
Marc LeBlanc, fund administrator and general counsel of the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund, Alexandria, Va., was named chair of the council, succeeding Elizabeth J. Dill, worldwide partner of Mercer Human Resource Consulting, whose term on the council expired.
Theda R. Haber, managing director and deputy general counsel of Barclays Global Investors, now BlackRock, was name vice chair, replacing Mr. LeBlanc.
Aside from Ms. Dill, other members whose terms on the council expired are Patricia Brambley, president of Resources for Retirement; Randy G. DeFrehn, executive director, National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans; Richard J. Helmreich, partner Porter Wright Morris & Arthur; and Stephen W. McCaffrey, senior counsel, National Grid Corp.