Dallas Salisbury, president and CEO of Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), has been named winner of the 2012 Hazlehurst Lamon Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Southern Employee Benefits Conference (SEBC).
“Through his work as CEO of the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI), Dallas Salisbury has been the eyes and ears of the Employee Benefits Industry for over thirty years. Under his leadership, EBRI has developed the objective, nonpartisan data needed by employers and the Congress to make crucial decisions affecting employee benefits in this Country. From the early days, Dallas has made major contributions to the SEBC by speaking at its functions and educating its members on what is happening in the benefits industry and what is happening in Washington. Dallas, through EBRI, has provided a voice that Congress needed to hear. This is especially true today when benefit tax preferences and entitlements are front and center on the national political agenda,” said SEBC co-founder Harry Lamon.
Salisbury, a native of Everett, Washington, joined EBRI as the chief staff executive at the organization’s founding in 1978. He had previously held full-time positions with Washington State Legislature, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Labor Department’s Employee benefits Security Administration and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, currently serves as an appointee of President Obama on the PBGC Advisory Committee (having served in the late 80’s as an appointee of President H. W. Bush) and is an appointee of the Comptroller General of the United States to his Board of Advisors.
Salisbury, who has written and lectured extensively on economic security topics, has served on a number of advisory groups and boards, including the Security and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee, the Board of Advisors of the Comptroller General of the United States, the Board of Directors of the Society of Human Resources Management, and the U.S. Advisory Panel on Medicare Education.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Washington, Salisbury also earned an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
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