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Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

The Corporation is aided by a seven-member Advisory Committee appointed by the President of the United States to represent the interests of labor, employers and the general public. ERISA outlines several responsibilities for PBGC's Advisory Committee, including advising on investment policy and on other matters related to PBGC’s mission.
 

MEMBERS

HENRY C. EICKELBERG
Chair | Representing Employers

Eickelberg serves as the chair of the Advisory Committee. Eickelberg is an adjunct professor of law in the graduate legal programs for both Washington University in St. Louis and the Georgetown University Law Center. A certified public accountant, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University (Chicago) and a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws in Federal Taxation from John Marshall Law School (Chicago). He represents the interests of employers.

JEANMARIE GRISI
Committee Member | Representing Employers

Grisi is head of global pensions at Nokia. Based out of its offices in Murray Hill, NJ, she is responsible for the oversight of investments and accounting for the Nokia global pension and post-retirement benefit trusts totaling over $37 billion. Grisi serves on the National Board of the Girl Scouts of the USA, is a director of Vantage Trust Company, LLC and is a current member and past treasurer and board member of the Committee on Investment in Employee Benefit Assets Inc. She is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She represents the interests of employers.
 

BABETTE CECCOTTI
Committee Member | Representing Employee Organizations

Ceccotti is a retired partner from Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP in New York City, where she focused on employee benefits and bankruptcy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School. She represents the interests of employee organizations.
 

GUY PINKMAN
Committee Member | Representing Employee Organizations

Pinkman served as acting chief and captain/paramedic for the Lincoln Fire Rescue Department. Additionally, he has served as a trustee on the Lincoln Police and Fire Pension Fund for over 10 years and is a sought-after speaker worldwide on pensions including funding status, fiduciary responsibilities and numerous other pension issues. Pinkman holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He represents the interests of employee organizations.
 

DONALD J. BUTT
Committee Member | Representing General Public

Butt serves on the Board of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association and is active with the Committee for the Investment of Employee Benefit Assets. Prior to that, Butt retired as the vice president for operations and defined contribution plans for Qwest Asset Management Co. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Metropolitan State College in Denver and an MBA from the University of Denver. He represents the interests of the general public.

REGINA T. JEFFERSON
Committee Member | Representing General Public

Jefferson is a professor of law at the Catholic University of America, where she teaches courses in Federal Income Taxation, ERISA: Pensions Tax Policy, and Partnership Taxation. Jefferson holds a Bachelor of Science from Howard University, a law degree from George Washington University and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University. She represents the interests of the general public.

JACKSON MILLER
Committee Member | Representing General Public

Miller previously served on the PBGC Advisory Committee from 2008 to 2011. He retired as vice president for General Motors Asset Management in New York and served on the Investment Committee of the Helmsley Charitable Trust. Prior positions included vice president-relationship management at J.P. Morgan Investment Management, vice president of investments at Philip Morris and director of investments at Eli Lilly. Miller holds an undergraduate degree in international relations from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He represents the interests of the general public.

 

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Last updated September 5, 2019