Joanne Swerdlin, the executive vice president of Swerdlin & Co., has been elected to the board of directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership and selected as a trustee for the ESOP Association’s Employee Ownership Foundation.

“I am honored to be selected as a board member and trustee of these important organizations in the ESOP industry,” Swerdlin said. “Swerdlin & Co. has served ESOP companies and their participants for more than 30 years, and we continue to promote the benefits of employee ownership.”

Joanne Swerdlin

NCEO Executive Director Loren Rodgers said Swerdlin is a “national leader” on employee stock ownership plans. “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.

“As a foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of employee ownership through ESOPs, we look forward to Joanne’s help,” said Michael Keeling, the president of the Employee Ownership Foundation. “Her guidance and advice will be valued by the board of trustees.”

Swerdlin & Co., based in Atlanta and with an office in Holliston, Mass., is one of the nation’s largest privately owned actuarial and third-party administration firms that do not sell financial products or provide investment advice.

Founded in 1980, the firm has more than 80 employees.