Ilana Boivie, Director of 401(k) and Special Projects
Ilana Boivie serves as the Director of 401(k) and Special Projects at the IAM National Benefit Fund Office. In this role, Ilana coordinates day-to-day operations to ensure information flows smoothly between plan participants, employers, the recordkeeper, and the Benefit Fund Office. A labor economist with a specialization in retirement and health benefit plans, she was formerly a Research Economist with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, she conducted economic analysis regarding contract negotiations and labor policy.
Ilana has served as the subject matter expert on retirement policy for the Communications Workers of America, where she also provided bargaining and policy support on health care issues. Prior to that, she was the Director of Programs for the National Institute on Retirement Security, where she conducted original research and analysis of national retirement issues. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on retirement and economic matters and has testified before federal, state, and local policymakers regarding her research. Ilana holds an M.A. in economics from New Mexico State University and a B.A. in English from Binghamton University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.