Anthony Verheyen was named executive director of the Plan Sponsor Council of America, replacing Robert Benish, who resigned, the organization announced Tuesday in a news release.
Mr. Verheyen is a member of the PSCA board of directors, and will remain on the board, Hattie Greenan, PSCA’s research manager, wrote in an e-mail.
“Mr. Benish resigned due to a family matter,” Ms. Greenan wrote. She didn’t elaborate, and Mr. Benish could not be reached for comment.
“We recognize Bob for his five years of stewardship of PSCA,” Stephen McCaffrey, chairman of PSCA’s board of directors, said in the news release. “His contributions have been appreciated, and we wish him well.”
At PSCA, Mr. Verheyen “will be focusing on membership development and outreach while overseeing the operation of the organization as a whole,” Ms. Greenan wrote.
“We will do our best to ensure PSCA continues promoting the best interests of defined contribution plan sponsors and participants, and acting as an agent of change in the benefits industry,” Mr. Verheyen said in the news release.
Mr. Verheyen is a human capital consultant for Willis of Wisconsin Inc., a unit of Willis Group Holdings, a global insurance advisory and employee benefits firm. Mr. Verheyen has been consulting with 401(k) plans since 1995, Ms. Greenan wrote. He will continue to work for Willis in addition to his PSCA job, she added.
Mr. McCaffrey, senior counsel for National Grid USA Service Co., said in a news release the appointment of Mr. Verheyen “is the first of several steps PSCA is taking to build a new leadership team by and for our members.”