International Foundation Announces 2012 Executive Committee

December 6, 2011

Brenda Hofmann
(262) 373-7756

Brookfield, Wisconsin—The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is pleased to announce its 2012 Executive Committee. The officers are:

President and Chair – Richard Lyall, President, RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association, Vaughan, Ontario

President-Elect – George R. Laufenberg, CEBS, Administrative Manager, New Jersey Carpenters Funds, Edison, New Jersey

Treasurer – Kenneth R. Boyd, President, Local 1546; International Vice President, United Food and Commercial Workers, Chicago, Illinois

Secretary – Thomas T. Holsman, Chief Executive Officer, AGC of California, West Sacramento, California

The Executive Committee holds authority over all programs and business affairs for the International Foundation. The Committee administers finances, monitors the progress of projects, and serves as the main conduit in channeling proposals and recommendations for Board consideration.

The Committee also includes two Past Presidents and three Sector Representatives:

  • Immediate Past President – John J. (Jack) Simmons, Trustee, Buffalo Carpenters Pension Fund, Oswego, New York
  • Past President – Simone L. Rockstroh, President and Treasurer, Carday Associates, Inc., Columbia, Maryland
  •  Canadian Sector Representative – David N. Harvey, President and CEO, Benefit Plan Administrators Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario
  • Corporate Sector Representative – Cindy L. Conway, Group Director Global Benefits, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, California
  • Public Employees Sector Representative – J. Sparb Collins, CEBS, Executive Director, North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System, Bismarck, North Dakota

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit educational association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry. Total membership includes more than 35,000 individuals representing over 8,300 trust funds, corporations, public employee groups and professional advisory firms in the United States and Canada.