W. Thomas Reeder
Tom Reeder was appointed and confirmed as the 15th Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in 2015.
Reeder began his employee benefits career as an associate attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld and later at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, where he became a partner in the national employee benefits practice group. In February of 2000, he joined the office of Benefits Tax Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy in the Department of the Treasury where he worked for three Administrations. He was named Benefits Tax Counsel in 2005. He joined the majority staff of the Senate Finance Committee in May of 2009. As such, he was a key advisor in several significant legislative initiatives affecting the employee benefits arena. In March of 2013, Reeder began a two-year assignment as an executive in the Office Chief Counsel at the IRS.
A native Texan, Reeder is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Business, and School of Law.