Portland, OR—Rod Cruickshank, CEO of The Partners Group has been appointed Vice Chair of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE) Advisory Committee. Cruickshank will serve in this role for two years, after which he will become Chair of the CEBE Advisory Committee.

CEBE is a part of The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB), located in Washington, D.C. CIAB is a high-touch member-based trade association for 200 of the world’s top commercial insurance and employee benefits brokerages.

CEBE was formed in 2001 and serves to advise The Council’s leadership on the opportunities and challenges faced by the membership’s employee benefits businesses. CEBE has three primary responsibilities: informing and influencing The Council’s benefits policy agenda; providing perspective on employee benefits market trends and developments to support Council intel provided to the wider membership and industry stakeholders; and steering the ever-evolving annual Employee Benefits Leadership Forum (EBLF).

“It’s no surprise that healthcare is a leading topic to our nation,” said Cruickshank. “As the largest privately held benefit consulting firm in the Northwest and the only top 100 insurance firm headquartered in Oregon, The Partners Group needs to be at the table to represent our clients and community. I’m proud to be part of The Council and honored to help lead.”