Annette Guarisco Fildes assumed leadership of the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) on January 12, succeeding interim CEO Scott Macey.
Fildes, an experienced thought leader in strategic public policy for global corporations, has more than 30 years of experience in government affairs and private law practice with major corporations focusing primarily on tax issues and employer-provided benefits. Recently, Fildes focused on government relations, political advocacy and communications as executive vice president of public affairs for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).
Previously, Fildes held senior executive positions in the public policy and government affairs groups for General Motors and Honeywell, where she led government relations efforts on public policies, including taxes, health care, labor and pensions, among other issues. Fildes has advised members of Congress, including Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott, as well as Administration officials. She has also represented Fortune 100 corporations directly before Congress and the executive branch.
Fildes is the co-author of the “Employer’s Guide to Fringe Benefits,” with Mary B. Hevener, and the author of several articles in the Journal of the American Bar Association, the Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits and other publications.
ERIC is a nonprofit association committed to the advancement of the employee retirement, health care coverage and welfare benefit plans of the country’s major employers.