Vice President, Legislative Affairs, American Benefits Council
Diann Howland is vice president, legislative affairs for the American Benefits Council. Diann supports the legislative and policy staff on a variety of issues while focusing specifically on retirement policy. Diann previously served the Council as Vice President, Retirement Policy, from February 2004 to March 2005.
Diann brings to the Council over 25 years of legislative experience in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and the DOL. Most recently she served as Pension Policy Director for the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee when the Pension Protection Act (PPA) was developed and enacted. Earlier in her career, Howland was the Pension Policy Advisor of the Senate Finance Committee. During her tenure on the Senate Finance Committee she worked on the development of legislation that led to the passage of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA), as well as specific provisions in other legislation.