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EBRI names new chief

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The Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) has named Harry Conaway chief executive officer.

Conaway is a senior partner at Mercer, where he has worked since 1989. He has served as an EBRI trustee for over a decade and also served on the benefits think tank’s executive committee.

Conaway succeeds Dallas Salisbury, who has been EBRI’s CEO since 1975. Salisbury will become president emeritus and a resident fellow, beginning next year.

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“With Mercer, Conaway has built and managed a large, highly regarded, and financially successful human resources and employee benefits legislative and regulatory interpretation, research and communications group and will hit the ground running,” EBRI Board Chair Pamela French said in a statement.

EBRI is known for its long-running Retirement Confidence Survey series and its proprietary Retirement Security Projection Model.

Revenue sources include members’ dues, grants, and contributions. Supporters include pension funds, trade associations, labor unions, money managers, and consulting and legal firms.