NICSA Elects Five New Members to its Board of Directors


Contact:  Michele Liston
Deputy Executive Director, NICSA


McLean, VA (October 22, 2012)—NICSA announces that it has elected five new members to its Board of Directors:  George Batejan, EVP and Global Head of Technology and Operations at Janus; Barry Benjamin, US & Global Leader of PwC’s Asset Management Practice; Lisa Klassen, Principal, Mutual Funds Operations at Edward Jones; Ian McCoy, SVP, Franklin Templeton Investor Services LLC; and Cindy Schreiner, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. The new Board members were elected at NICSA’s General Membership Meeting today in Boston. NICSA’s Board has 25 voting members.

“Each new Board member brings leadership and ideas to help shape future opportunities for NICSA,” said Theresa Hamacher, president of NICSA. “We are particularly focused on expanding outreach and programming with broker-dealer firms, which are well-represented with the election of Lisa Klassen and Cindy Schreiner, joining Steve Avera of Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, on our Board.”

Board members selections were made among senior-level representatives from member asset management and broker-dealer firms.

Also at the General Membership Meeting, NICSA elected its Board officers. Fred Naddaff, Managing Director at SunGard, became Chair of the Board, most recently having served as Vice-Chair. Maureen Leary-Jago, President of MFS Service Center, returned to serve as Vice-Chair. Maureen formerly served as Chair. Newly elected member Barry Benjamin became Treasurer.

NICSA is the leading provider of independent education and networking forums to professionals in the global investment management community. It is a network of nearly 10,000 business professionals from within the investment management industry and the firms that support the industry, including mutual fund complexes, investment management companies, custodian banks, transfer agents and independent providers of specialized products and services. The Association consists of corporate member firms with offices operating in major financial centers around the world. Membership fees are surprisingly small, yet the benefits of membership are anything but. NICSA offers the most comprehensive range of services in the industry, allowing members to learn, network and share best practices locally, nationally and globally. Visit