After conducting an extensive nationwide search, the Trustees of the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund (NPF) have announced the appointment of Lori Wood as Executive Director of the NPF. Ms. Woods replaces Marc LeBlanc who will retire on June 30, 2015.
Ms. Wood has 24 years of experience in working with Taft-Hartley benefit plans, plan sponsors and organized labor. Ms. Wood also holds CEBS and RPA designations from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
The Board of Trustees issued the following statement:
The Trustees undertook an exhaustive search to find a new Executive Director who possesses the combination of technical skills, management experience, and leadership qualities vital to successful Fund management. The Trustees believe that Lori Wood has these qualities. She is a seasoned leader who will bring to the Executive Director position the vision, energy and integrity that will promote the Fund as a provider of retirement security for decades to come.
Mr. LeBlanc served as both Fund Administrator and General Counsel of the NPF. Mr. LeBlanc had worked for the Fund for 32 years.
SMACNA looks forward to working with Ms. Wood.