National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP)
Mr. DeFrehn has served as the executive director of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) since 2000. NCCMP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, advocacy organization that was established in 1974 to represent the interests of jointly managed multiemployer benefit plans and their participants. As executive director, he is the chief spokesman for multiemployer plans on public policy issues affecting the plans. In that capacity Mr. DeFrehn has testified before committees of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and a variety of administrative agencies and is frequently quoted in the press with respect to issues of concern to the multiemployer community. With over 30 years of experience, he has been an administrator of local, regional, national and international multiemployer health and pension benefit plans in the construction and mining industries in the United States and Canada; a senior vice president and benefits consultant with a national employee benefits and actuarial consulting firm and a registered investment advisor and principal marketing officer for two value-oriented, capital management firms specializing in Taft-Hartley trusts. Most recently Mr. DeFrehn organized and served as coordinator of the Multiemployer Pension Plan Coalition, a broad-based coalition of unions, employer associations, major employers and trade groups that developed, negotiated and proposed a comprehensive set of funding reform measures that formed the basis for the multiemployer provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds a master of arts degree in industrial relations from St. Francis College of Loretto, Pennsylvania, where he also served as an adjunct instructor in compensation and benefits administration. Mr. DeFrehn is a member of the International Foundation's Government Liaison Committee.
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