Barbara Marder was named president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, effective immediately, the organization announced Monday.
Ms. Marder succeeds Lori Lucas, who retired at year-end 2022 after having served as president and CEO since 2018.
Ms. Marder was most recently a senior partner and wealth business global product solutions leader at Mercer, an EBRI news release said.
"Barb is exactly the kind of candidate we were looking for," said Josh Cohen, chairman of the EBRI board of trustees, said in the news release.
"She's a solutions-oriented leader who drives innovation, fuels business growth, creates partnerships and is passionate about building highly effective teams," Mr. Cohen added.
"I want to help create opportunities that leverage the team's talent, experience and dedication," Ms. Marder said in the release.
Ms. Marder will seek to enhance "the usability of EBRI's data and analytics, create new partnerships to extend EBRI's reach and expand government relations efforts," the release said.