Monday, May 6, 2013

New Executive Director of the Benefit Funds

We are pleased to announce the appointment of James “Ryk” Tierney as the new Executive Director of the Benefit Funds. Ryk started as the Executive Director on April 29, 2013.

The Benefit Fund Trustees launched a comprehensive, nationwide search for a new permanent Executive Director in August 2012 to find the candidate whose qualifications could best fulfill the charge to lead the Funds. They were assisted in our search by Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search firm.

In July 2012, we reported that the Board of Trustees terminated Mr. Joesph Epstein as Executive Director of the Benefit Funds.

After a rigorous application and interview process, Mr. Tierney accepted the offer to serve as the Funds’ next Executive Director.

Ryk Tierney is currently a Vice President and Director of Accounts at Associated Administrators, LLP, a benefits administration firm, and he is responsible for the administration of numerous benefit funds in a variety of unionized industries. He brings to the Funds an impressive combination of Talt-Hartley fund leadership and an in-depth knowledge of issues ofconcern to all ofthe Funds’ constituents, including the Funds’ participants, Fund Office employees, the District Council, and Contributing Employers. Ryk has been designated as a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist ("CEBS”) by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and he teaches CEBS courses. From 1983 to 1990, Ryk served in the United States Army. Ryk will be relocating from Maryland, and, as a native of New Jersey, he is delighted to be moving to New York.

Please join us in assisting Ryk with the new challenges and opportunities ahead. There will be numerous opportunities in the next several weeks to meet Ryk and welcome him aboard.

Ryk Tierney, CEBS
Executive Director
New York District Council of Carpenters Benefit Funds
395 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-366-7581
Fax: 212-366-7368



  2. The lollipops are spiked. Thank God the thrid Ryke is hear? We are F%#@$%!!!!!!!! Everyone has to come together or were gonna starve alone...................


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