2015 Annual Conference Speaker

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Barbara Boigegrain

Barbara Boigegrain is the general secretary and chief executive officer of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, a post she has held since 1994. 

Under her leadership, a strategic vision and mission for the organization have been established to secure the long-term viability of pension plans, retirement savings programs, and health and welfare benefit plans for more than 91,000 clergy and lay employees of the worldwide Church.

As general secretary, Boigegrain oversees all fiduciary services and administrative operations of the General Board, which has over $21 billion in assets under management. She sets business and growth strategy, oversees the implementation of the organization’s business plan and annual budget, and maintains the denominational and board of directors’ relationships.

Prior to joining the General Board, Boigegrain enjoyed an 11-year consulting career with Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), a global human resources management consulting firm. She established the company’s San Diego office in 1990 and managed a broad client base, including many of the area’s leading corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Earlier in her career, Boigegrain focused on group insurance benefits with Los Angeles-based Dart Industries and consulted in the KPMG Peat Marwick tax practice.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and completed graduate course work at the University of Chicago and UCLA.

Boigegrain is a life-long member of The United Methodist Church.  She and her husband have three adult children.