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Janice Gregory Named President of the National Academy of Social Insurance

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2009

Contact: Deric Joyner (202) 452-8097

WASHINGTON, DC—Janice Gregory has been elected the tenth president of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Gregory is the former Senior Vice President for the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), an organization that represents the health and retirement plans of major corporations, and a founding member of NASI.

“With Social Security once again emerging as a major issue in social insurance, NASI is fortunate that Janice Gregory has agreed to serve as its president. Janice Gregory is one of the most respected national leaders on social insurance and retirement security issues,” said Kenneth Apfel, NASI Chairman and Professor of the Practice at the Maryland School of Public Policy. “It is hard to imagine a better match between the issues that NASI and the nation will face in the years ahead and the talents of its new president.”

Gregory directed legislative affairs at the ERISA Industry Committee from 1984 through 2006. From 1979 through 1983, she coordinated activities of the Subcommittee on Social Security for its Chairman, the Honorable J.J. Pickle of Texas. She was awarded the Social Security Administration Commissioner's Citation in 1984. She is a contributing author to Prospects for Social Security Reform and Checks and Balances in Social Security, and is principal author of The Vital Connection: An Analysis of the Impact of Social Security Reform on Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans and Getting the Job Done: A White Paper on Emerging Pension Issues.

Gregory served as a co-chair for NASI's 12th Annual conference, "Ensuring Health and Income Security for an Aging Workforce," in January 2000, and completed two terms as NASI's Vice President in May 2005. In 2003, she was named one of the one hundred most influential people in finance by Treasury and Risk Management magazine. Ms. Gregory holds a master of science in organization development from American University.

Gregory succeeds Margaret Simms, Institute Fellow and Director of the Low-Income Working Families project at the Urban Institute, who was president of NASI for two years.

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.

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