ATLANTA (Feb. 23, 2017) -- Joanne Swerdlin, executive vice president of Swerdlin & Company, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) and selected as a trustee for The ESOP Association's Employee Ownership Foundation (EOF).
"I am honored to be selected as a board member and trustee of these important organizations in the ESOP industry," Swerdlin said. "Swerdlin & Company has served ESOP companies and their participants for more than 30 years and we continue to promote the benefits of employee ownership."
Loren Rodgers, NCEO executive director, said, "Joanne is a national leader in the ESOP community. Her depth and breadth of knowledge and her up-close experience with ESOP companies will directly improve many of the NCEO projects I'm most excited about."
The NCEO is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, whose mission is to provide practical resources and objective, reliable information about employee ownership to businesses, employees and the public.
Michael Keeling, president of the Employee Ownership Foundation, added, “As a foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of employee ownership through ESOPs (employee stock ownership plans), we look forward to Joanne’s help in advancing the benefits of employee ownership for American companies, employees, and communities. Her guidance and advice will be valued by the board of trustees.”
The Employee Ownership Foundation's primary purpose is to support programs that increase awareness of employee ownership and the number of employees who have access to this benefit. The foundation's board of trustees develops the foundation's annual goals and projects, and takes a lead in fundraising activities.