WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 290 large employers, announced today that Judith Verhave, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Compensation and Benefits for BNY Mellon, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

"It is our pleasure to announce Judy's election to our Board of Directors," said Pamela Kimmet, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and Chairman of the Business Group's Board of Directors. "Judy is a well-respected and innovative thought leader in corporate benefits. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that are critically important to our members in helping their companies provide cost effective and high quality health care benefits to their employees and families." 

Verhave is responsible for the design and delivery of global compensation and benefits for BNY Mellon's 42,000 employees. This includes executive compensation; Board of Director's support and corporate governance; health, welfare, retirement, work/life programs; and expatriate and relocation services. Previously, Verhave was executive vice president at Fidelity Investments where she was responsible for corporate compensation and benefits.

Verhave holds a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She is a board member of the Handel & Haydn Society, a member of the Northeast Human Resources Association Executive Leadership group and a member of the Human Resources Policy Institute. 

Helen Darling, President of the National Business Group on Health, said, "We are thrilled that Judy has agreed to serve on our Board. Judy has an outstanding career in corporate health benefits and human resources. Her innovation, leadership skills and experiences in health benefits will be invaluable to our Board and entire organization. We look forward to her many contributions."

About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members' most important health care problems. The Business Group helps drive today's health agenda while promoting ideas for controlling health care costs, improving patient safety and quality of care and sharing best practices in health benefits management with senior benefits, HR professionals, and medical directors from leading corporations. Business Group members, which include 63 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.

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