KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Samuel Henson, J.D. has recently been elected to the Governing Council of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS). Henson is Vice President and Director of Compliance for Lockton's Retirement Services practice.
ISCEBS is a premier community of members with the CEBS designation; it exists to provide educational resources and networking opportunities for employee benefit and HR specialists. Its Governing Council is responsible for the organization's finances and policies. Henson was most recently Chair and past member of the Society's Professional Development Committee and is also a past President of the Kansas City Chapter. He is a past presenter at an ISCEBS Symposium and contributing author for the organization's Benefits Quarterly magazine.
"Sam should be extremely proud of this nomination, as we are," said Pam Popp, President of Retirement Services at Lockton. "He has the opportunity to help oversee an organization developing the best and brightest in the employee benefits industry."
Lockton provides retirement services for both qualified and non-qualified employer-sponsored plans. Its Associates service more than 950 retirement plans representing approximately $30 billion in assets. Henson helps retirement plan clients meet their legal and regulatory obligations under ERISA.
Before joining Lockton, Henson had years of experience at the U.S. Department of Labor – Employee Benefits Security Administration, managing complex compliance investigations. Henson has also been a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, American Benefit Council, Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association, and the Employee Benefits Institute.
He attended Northwest Missouri State University, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in criminal justice and political science. He received his Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law.
More than 5,300 professionals at Lockton provide 41,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For six consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's employee benefits experts, check the Lockton Health Reform Blog, the Lockton Health Risk Solutions Blog, or the Lockton HR Technology Blog.
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