Senior Vice President
Ms. Ricard has over twenty-five years of experience working with employee benefit plans as a lawyer, CPA and public policy expert. Ms. Ricard joined Fiduciary Counselors as Senior Vice President in 2016. She is also a member of the company’s Litigation Committee and Pension Risk Transfer Committee.
Prior to joining Fiduciary Counselors, Ms. Ricard was Senior Vice President, Retirement Policy at The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) and had overall responsibility for developing retirement policy on behalf of ERIC’s members – America’s major employers. At ERIC, Ms. Ricard focused on retirement policy issues as they impacted large employers in policy areas including regulatory, legislative and judicial.
Prior to joining ERIC, Ms. Ricard operated a consulting firm focusing on retirement security and compliance issues. Ms. Ricard served as the Vice President – Retirement Security for the American Council of Life Insurers where she developed retirement policy issues on behalf of the life insurance industry. In addition, Ms. Ricard also served as Assistant Council for the Investment Company Institute working on retirement policy issues for the mutual fund industry. While at the Investment Company Institute, Ms. Ricard represented the mutual fund industry on IRPAC, a private sector advisory group to the Internal Revenue Service on tax reporting issues.
Prior to her work at various trade associations focusing on retirement policy issues, Ms. Ricard also worked at the Groom Law Group, a boutique law firm focused on benefits issues as well as at the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). After graduation from college with a degree in accounting, Ms. Ricard became a CPA and worked as an auditor at Pricewaterhouse.
Ms. Ricard is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, and received her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Virginia. Ms. Ricard is a lawyer and a CPA.
Senior Vice President
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