GBPHB General Counsel to retire

gbphb_stacked-150x150Glenview, IL—Ms. Hirsen joined GBPHB in 1997 as Associate General Counsel and was promoted to General Counsel in 2002. Over the years, she served as liaison to the agency Board of Directors’ Audit, Legislation and Appeals Committees, supported the Executive Committee, and served as Corporate Secretary. Over the past three years, she also supported the interests of 38 denominations as Secretary/Treasurer for the Church Alliance and, prior to that, as Secretary of the Church Benefits Association.

General Secretary Barbara Boigegrain commented, “Sarah has supported the interests of our 91,000 plan participants by preparing pension and health plan petitions for the past four General Conferences; she trained three boards of directors on corporate governance; and is a member of the agency’s Senior Leadership Team. We greet her retirement announcement with gratitude for the commitment she has made over the course of her career with the UMC. We wish her the very best as she transitions into retirement.”

GBPHB will announce a successor general counsel later this year.

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