Eunice Washington is the Executive Director and Counsel of the SEIU Benefit Funds. Reporting to the Boards of Trustees, Ms. Washington is responsible for leadership and execution of the financial, legal, technical, and operational administration of the SEIU Benefit Funds (comprised of the SEIU Health & Welfare Fund, the SEIU National Industry Pension Fund, the SEIU Affiliates’ Officers and Employees Pension Plan (U.S.), the SEIU Affiliates’ Officers and Employees Pension Plan (Canada), the SEIU Affiliates’ Officers and Employees Supplemental Retirement Savings 401(k) Plan, the Pension Plan for Employees of SEIU (U.S.), the Pension Plan for Employees of SEIU (Canada), and the SEIU Supplemental Retirement Savings 401(k) Plan). These funds have combined assets of approximately $3 billion and cover approximately 120,000 participants, beneficiaries and pensioners.
Prior to joining SEIU Benefit Funds, Ms. Washington was an attorney in the SEIU Legal Department. Ms. Washington is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Labor Employment Law and serves as member of the Section’s Council. Ms. Washington is also a Steering Committee member of the National Coordinating Committee of Multiemployer Plans.
Ms. Washington graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park with a B.S. in Finance. Ms. Washington received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Michael Shelton is the Assistant Executive Director of the SEIU Benefit Funds. Mr. Shelton oversees the administrative and operational functions of the SEIU Benefit Funds. Prior to joining SEIU Benefit Funds, Mr. Shelton spent an impressive tenure of over 27 years with the Bricklayers and Trowel Trades International Benefit Funds where he last served as Deputy Director responsible for oversight of administrative and operational functions.