The Employee Benefit Research Institute announced Thursday that Harry Conaway will become its new CEO effective Jan. 1, replacing longtime president and CEO Dallas Salisbury, who will become president and resident fellow.
EBRI said in a release that Conaway, a leading expert on employee benefit, health and retirement issues, represents the organization’s commitment to its unique role as a “fact tank” for the public and decision makers.
Conaway, who has served on the EBRI Board of Trustees for more than a decade, as well as on the EBRI executive committee, is currently senior partner with Mercer, the consulting firm, where he has worked since 1989.
“With its unparalleled reputation, databases, and talented research team, EBRI has the capacity to shatter myths and preconceptions,” Conaway said in a statement. “As the new CEO, I’m proud that I will have the opportunity to listen to and work with EBRI’s members and partners in the benefits community and to lead the nation’s premier employee benefits research organization.”
EBRI Board Chair Pamela French commented in the statement that at 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.”