American Benefits Council
Jim Klein is president of the American Benefits Council. He joined the Council staff in 1988 as Deputy Executive Director and has served as Executive Director/President since 1992. Previously, Jim was manager of pension and health care policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and, before that, practiced law for a Washington, D.C. firm specializing in employee benefits. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant for a member of Congress. Jim serves on the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan’s Government Liaison Committee and on the Association Council of the American Council for Capital Formation. He is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a member of the editorial advisory board of Benefits Quarterly. In the international arena, Jim serves as a private sector advisor to the Insurance and Pension Committee of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He was a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Aging Initiative and a founding board member of Americans for Generational Equity (AGE). Jim graduated with a degree in bioethics from Tufts University and a law degree from the George Washington University School of Law.