American Benefits Council Selects Thiele as Chair of Policy Board of Directors

Fred Thiele of Microsoft will replace Tracy Watts of Mercer for the 2023-2024 term.

Fred Thiele

The American Benefits Council announced today that Fred Thiele, the vice president of global benefits and mobility at Microsoft Corp., will be the new chair of the ABC’s Policy Board of Directors for the 2023-24 term. He will replace Tracy Watts, a senior partner and national leader for U.S. Health Policy at Mercer. Watts will remain on the board.

The other four leadership members of the board are vice chairs Kelly Lappin of Raytheon Technologies and Peter Baxter of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, treasurer Jordan Backman of AMC Networks and secretary Jane Davila of Bristol-Myers Squibb.