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PBGC Announces Appointments

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is pleased to announce two appointments to key positions. Nicole Puri has been named the agency’s Risk Management Officer and Adi Berger is the Director for the Corporate Finance & Restructuring Department.

Risk Management Officer - Nicole Puri

On January 9, 2017, Nicole Puri, formerly with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, started with PBGC as the agency's Risk Management Officer. In this role, she will work collaboratively with the senior leadership team to create a risk management strategy to identify, assess, and mitigate potential threats across the agency.

While at HUD, Puri created an Enterprise Risk Management Program for the Office of Public and Indian Housing. Prior to that assignment, she served in several program roles at the department and in several non-profit and private sector positions.

Puri received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Director of Corporate Finance & Restructuring Department - Adi Berger

Adi Berger was named the Director of PBGC's Corporate Finance & Restructuring Department (CFRD) on December 26, 2016. She started with the agency in 2005 as a financial analyst.

During her 12 years in the department, Berger represented PBGC in a number of high profile bankruptcies, including Visteon Corp., and Nortel Networks.

CFRD monitors corporate events and transactions by sponsors of defined benefit plans. Additionally, the department's staff provides financial analyses, represents PBGC's interest in plan sponsor bankruptcies, and makes recommendations on pension plan terminations.
Prior to PBGC, Berger worked in the private sector in investment banking. She holds a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

About PBGC

PBGC protects the pension benefits of nearly 40 million Americans in private-sector pension plans. The agency is currently responsible for the benefits of about 1.5 million people in failed pension plans. PBGC receives no taxpayer dollars. Its operations are financed by insurance premiums, investment income, and with assets and recoveries from failed single-employer plans. For more information, visit

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