International Foundation Announces 2013 Executive Committee

December 17, 2012

Brenda Hofmann
(262) 373-7756

International Foundation Announces 2013 Executive Committee


Brookfield, Wisconsin—The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is pleased to announce its 2013 Executive Committee. The officers are:


President and Chair – George R. Laufenberg, CEBS, Administrative Manager, New Jersey Carpenters Funds, Edison, New Jersey


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


Treasurer – Thomas T. Holsman, Chief Executive Officer, AGC (Associated General Contractors) of California, West Sacramento, California


Secretary – Regina C. Reardon, President, Healthcare Strategies Inc., Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania


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 – Richard Lyall, President, RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association, Vaughan, Ontario
  • Past President – John J. (Jack) Simmons, Trustee, Buffalo Carpenters Pension Fund, Oswego, New York
  • Canadian Sector Representative – Joan S. Tanaka, President, Prudent Benefits Administration Services Inc., Toronto, 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 member-driven organization with five decades of experience as a leading objective source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information within the American and Canadian workplace. The Foundation’s expertise is industry wide; and it offers resources that include Foundation staff, training, conferences and research on topics critical to assisting its 35,000 multiemployer, corporate and public sector members respond to trends affecting the well-being of more than 25 million lives in North America. For additional information, visit