WASHINGTON - President Obama has appointed Henry C. Eickelberg to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He is charged with representing the interests of employers.
"Henry's expertise and background in employee benefits and human resources make him a good fit for the Advisory Committee," said PBGC Director Tom Reeder. "We look forward to working with him on ways to better serve our customers, including the employer community."
Eickelberg is an adjunct professor of law and faculty advisor for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act certificate program at the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to that, Eickelberg was the Vice President of Human Resources and Shared Services for General Dynamics Corporation. While at General Dynamics, he oversaw the design and administration of the company's defined benefit pension plans, 401(k) plans, and health and welfare programs, as well as other HR functions.
"I am honored to accept the President's appointment," said Eickelberg. "I look forward to working closely with PBGC Director Reeder, the Advisory Committee and other important stakeholders of the defined benefit ecosystem."
He is a frequent lecturer for the American Bar Association and other organizations. Eickelberg previously served as Chairman of the of the American Benefits Council as well as on the Board of Directors for the ERISA Industry Committee.
Eickelberg, a certified public accountant, has a Bachelor of Science from DePaul University and a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws from John Marshall Law School.
PBGC protects the pension benefits of more than 40 million Americans in private-sector pension plans. The agency is directly responsible for paying the benefits of about 1.5 million people in failed pension plans. PBGC receives no taxpayer dollars and never has. Its operations are financed by insurance premiums, investment income, and with assets and recoveries from failed single-employer plans. For more information, visit PBGC.gov.