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OAKLAND, CA – December 4, 2023 – Health and productivity research non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) has selected James Huffman as President of IBI, beginning January 2024.

“I’m thrilled to announce that James Huffman has accepted the position as President of IBI,” shared Kelly McDevitt, who has served as IBI’s President since 2020 and will be retiring in Spring 2024. “Jim has deep experience from his time as a consultant with Willis Towers Watson, his vast experience leading benefits at Bank of America, Dell and Fidelity, and his prestigious board engagement with PCORI, ERIC and Business Group on Health. Jim brings a unique point of view to the table at IBI, and an impeccable track record along with it. We are excited and honored to have Jim onboard.”

Prior to IBI, Huffman served as Senior Vice President, Benefits Consultant at Alliant Insurance Services where he was as a key strategic advisor to clients, offering comprehensive guidance on employee benefits programs and solutions. In addition, Huffman brings expertise as a former Head of Benefits for both Fidelity Investments and Bank of America, where he led the strategic planning, design, and oversight of employee benefits for these global companies, with an emphasis on a holistic approach to employee well-being.

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to join the team at IBI,” says Huffman. “Its foundation of independent research and analytics is needed even more so today as health and productivity are a top priority. Kelly has done an incredible job leading the organization through the pandemic and continuing to be an invaluable resource to member companies.”

Members of IBI’s Executive Committee are:

  • Andrew Yohe, COO, UPMC Insurance Services’ WorkPartners – Chair
  • Tracie Foster, Director, Product and Business Development, Elevance Health – Vice Chair
  • Phil Lacy, Health and Productivity Practice Leader, MMA Trion – Past Chair
  • Kevin Mead, National Director for Strategic Accounts, Novo Nordisk – Vice President
  • Scott Daniels, Senior Director of Benefit Policy Intelligence, Comcast – Vice President
  • Matt Ponicall, Senior Director of Global Benefits, Honeywell – Vice President
  • Jackie Reinberg, Senior Vice President, American Benefits Consulting/Alliant – Vice President
  • Brandon Roberts, VP of Operations and Events, Integrated Benefits Institute – Secretary

In addition to the above noted organizations, IBI’s board members also represent the following organizations: AbbVie, ACGO, Alight, Amazon, American Eagle, Aon, Bank of America, Coca Cola, Guardian Life Insurance, Health Care Service Corporation, HDMS, Ikea, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Lincoln Financial Group, Lockton, lululemon, Magellan Healthcare, Mercer, NASA-JPL, Pfizer, Prudential Financial, PwC, Sedgwick, Standard Insurance, Sun Life Financial, The Hartford, UnitedHealthcare, Voya, and Willis Towers Watson.

About Integrated Benefits Institute

The Integrated Benefit Institute’s independent research, industry-leading tools and data resources help companies link health-related programs to the outcomes that maximize the contributions of people to productivity and business performance. Founded in 1995, IBI is a national nonprofit research organization and business association serving more than 1,600 employer and supplier members and their 22+ million employees. For additional information, please visit www.ibiweb.org and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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