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Western Pension & Benefits Council History

A 70 Year History Of Serving Pension Specialists

The Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC) was founded in 1954 to address the educational needs of pension specialists. Through the years, WP&BC has expanded their scope and to include education opportunities for those with responsibilities in the health and welfare fields. Today, the WP&BC is recognized as one of the premier educational and professional organizations in the western United States for the dynamic field of employee benefits

WP&BC is a tax exempt educational organization with a Governing Board consisting of all Chapter Presidents and an Executive Committee appointed from their ranks. The world of employee benefits is constantly changing. Today, more than ever, you need the tools and resources to effectively manage your responsibilities as a benefits professional.

WP&BC Seattle Chapter History

For more than 60 years, the Seattle Chapter of Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC Seattle Chapter) has served as a resource to benefits professionals.

We understand the challenges of your profession and are here to equip you to successfully navigate the waters of a rapidly changing field. Our educational programs are designed to meet the particular needs of our local members, and we encourage you to join us!

Our WP&BC Seattle Chapter 2022-2023 Board Members

Theresa Coluccio
Moss Adams

Immediate Past President:

Bruce McNeil
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, Inc.

Faith Marie Piper, CEBS
Aon Health Solutions West Region

Scott T. Fisher, CFA

Pacific Portfolio

Quarterly Meeting Co-Chair:
Sarah Ball
Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA)

Quarterly Meeting Co-Chair:
Laura Renshaw

North Pier Search Consulting

Spring Seminar Chair:Matt Maier

Spring Seminar Co-Chair: 
Cris Jones
Barlow Coughran Morales & Josephson, P.S.

Membership Chair:
Christine Hawkins
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Director at Large:
Molly Rudd

Director at Large:
Karim Lessard
7 Simple Machines

Director at Large: Open

Our WP&BC Seattle Chapter Past Presidents

2019-21 - Christine Hawkins

2017-19 - Diane Skeels

2015-17 - Elizabeth Deckman

2013-15 - Martha Tejera

2011-13 - Alan R. Ross

2009-11 - Jason Froggatt

2007-09 - Giselle Sampson

2005-07 - Melanie Curtice

2003-05 - Donna Barton

2001-03 - Laura Boyd

2000-01 - Beverley Olivier

1999-00 - Nancy Gallup

1997-99 - Evelyn D. Williams

1995-97 - Mimi Gerdes Warner

1993-95 - Ralph L. Hawkins, Jr.

1991-93 - Paul C. Jaenicke

1989-91 - John C. Tracey, III

1987-89 - Steven E. Dent

1985-87 - Anne L. Northru p

1983-85 - Craig R. Johnston

1981-83 - Brendan O’farrell

1980-81 - Douglas T. Boyden

1979-80 - Frederic T. Lhamon

1978-79 - Marjorie D. Snyder

1977-78 - Edward Dean Kalahar

1976-77 - Alan H. Kane

1975-76 - David L. Henwood

1974-75 - Mike Flinn

1973-74 - Paul Hendricks

1971-73 - Dick Winkenwerder

1969-71 - Hank Dougan

1967-69 - Ed Harding

1966-67 - Jim Curtis

1965-66 - Brad Lake

1963-65 - Jack Kruger

1961-63 - Denver Ginsey

1960-61 - Anson H. Blaker

Please feel free to reach out to WP&BC with any questions.

Direct Questions To:

WP&BC Seattle
(206) 653-7259 - Phone


WP&BC - Seattle Chapter
1402 Lake Tapps Pkwy SE, Ste. F104-133
Auburn, WA 98092

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