ERIC Adds Experience to Its Staff with the Hiring of Two D.C. Insiders

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is pleased to announce Aliya Robinson as the new Senior Vice President of Retirement and Compensation Policy and LeAnne Wilson as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.

Aliya Robinson will lead ERIC’s efforts to develop and advocate for retirement and compensation public policies priorities for ERIC member companies at the federal, state, and local levels.

For the past 12 years, Aliya served as the Executive Director of Retirement Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where she was responsible for developing, promoting, and publicizing the Chamber’s policy on employer-provided retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, and Social Security.

Aliya also practiced employee benefits law advising clients on issues relating to ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code for retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and fringe benefit plans. Additionally, she worked on multiemployer pension plan compliance under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and various areas of corporate tax, including corporate restructuring, implementation of cafeteria plans, and compliance with tax reporting obligations.

Aliya is a fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is a member of the Tax Coalition and the ERISA Roundtable. She is the Qualified Plans Subcommittee Co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association and a contributing editor to the American Bar Association Treatise on Employee Benefits Law.

Aliya is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she also received a Master of Laws in Taxation. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and African studies from Yale University.

As the Vice President, Strategic Partnerships for ERIC, LeAnne Wilson will be responsible for developing, growing, and managing partnerships to build resources and a voice for the nation’s largest employers. LeAnne will work closely with ERIC’s VP for Membership Development on membership matters and with ERIC’s CEO on strategic initiatives.

LeAnne is an experienced national trade association senior executive with proven results in Fortune 500 CEO membership recruitment, growth, and retention. She has successfully led strategic development and implementation of membership programs that significantly increased dues revenue at both the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Business Roundtable (BRT). At BRT, she served as Senior Vice President, responsible for developing member retention, recruitment, and services. While there, LeAnne also oversaw the association’s CEO quarterly meetings. She served as Chief Operating Officer, then Senior Vice President of Membership at NAM.

Before her work with that association, LeAnne served as a Senior Consultant with Bingham Consulting Group LLC. She also worked for many years with then-Governor John Engler in a number of different capacities, including 12 years as director of the State of Michigan office in Washington, D.C.

LeAnne holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan.

Click here for Aliya’s and LeAnne’s contact information.

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All media inquiries to The ERISA Industry Committee should be directed to:

Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918, kbroadway@eric.org

About the ERISA Industry Committee
ERIC helps America’s largest employers stay ahead of employee benefit policy. ERIC member companies are leaders in every sector of the economy, and we represent them in their capacity as sponsors of employee benefit plans for their own workforce. Only ERIC provides the combination of intel, expertise, collaboration, and lobbying that exclusively serves the interests of large employers who provide health, retirement, and compensation benefits to their nationwide workforce.