Ryk Tierney, CEBS
Executive Director, IAM National Benefit Funds
Mr. Tierney is the Executive Director of the IAM National Pension, 401k, and Benefit Trust Funds located in Washington, DC. The IAM National Pension Fund is the 5th largest multiemployer defined benefit pension fund in the country with over 100,000 actively working men and women, 99,000 retirees and beneficiaries, and is approximately 100% funded with over $11 billion in assets.
Before coming to IAM National Benefit Funds, Mr. Tierney served as Executive Director of the New York City District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC) Benefit Funds and prior to that he spent over a decade working for a third-party administrator based in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was the Vice-President/Director of Accounts. Additionally, he has considerable work experience in labor management relations.
Mr. Tierney holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefits (IFEBP). He has also taught many of the CEBS Courses to those aspiring to attain the designation.
He is an active member of the NCCMP Steering Committee representing the interests of multiemployer plan participants in the halls of Congress, in regulatory arenas, and in the courts. He has spoken at numerous national conferences on the subjects of Compliance, the Affordable Care Act, Strategic Planning, and Effective Administration of Multiemployer Plans and has been published in the International Foundation’s “Benefits” Magazine.