She will lead a newly created Institutional Strategic Consulting group with oversight responsibilities for Vanguard’s retirement policy, research, and plan consulting activities, Vanguard announced in a news release.
Combs stepped down from the EBSA in October 2006 after 5 세 years. During that time, she played a pivotal role in formulating the recently-enacted Pension Protection Act. Before that, Combs was vice president and chief counsel for pensions and retirement at the American Council of Life Insurers and a principal of William Mercer, Inc.
Combs received a BA degree from the University of Notre Dame and a JD degree from George Washington University.
Vanguard, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, oversees more than $400 billion in assets for defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, and other institutional clients. It provides full-service defined contribution recordkeeping services for 1,800 plan sponsors and 2.8 million participants, the company said.