WASHINGTON—The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Conaway as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016.
The selection of Conaway, a leading expert on employee benefit, health and retirement issues, represents the organization’s commitment to its unique role as a “fact tank” for the public and decision makers. Conaway has served on the EBRI Board of Trustees for over a decade, as well as on the EBRI Executive Committee. Conaway is currently Senior Partner with Mercer, where he has worked since 1989.
Conaway stated, “With its unparalleled reputation, data bases, and talented research team, EBRI has the capacity to shatter myths and pre-conceptions. As the new CEO, I’m proud that I will have the opportunity to listen to and work with EBRI’s members and partners in the benefits community and to lead the nation’s premier employee benefits research organization.”
“With Mercer, Conaway has built and managed a large, highly regarded, and financially successful human resources and employee benefits legislative and regulatory interpretation, research and communications group and will hit the ground running,” stated EBRI Board Chair Pamela French.
Dallas Salisbury, EBRI’s chief executive from 1978 to 2015, will become President Emeritus and resident fellow on January 1.
The Employee Benefit Research Institute is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research institute based in Washington, DC, that focuses on health, savings, retirement, and economic security issues. EBRI conducts objective research and education to inform plan design and public policy, does not lobby and does not take policy positions. The work of EBRI is made possible by funding from its members and sponsors, which include a broad range of public, private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations. For more information go to www.ebri.org or www.asec.org