The Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans appointed a new CEO, Julia Nicholson, to helm the plan that provides benefits to over 120,000 members of the entertainment industry and their families. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicholson was previously VP of Operations for UFCW & Employers Trust, which similarly administers large health and pension plans. With MPI being the biggest benefit plan in the entertainment industry, that background should come in handy in the new post.
“Julia is a seasoned executive in the employee benefits field, with particular expertise in (union benefit) plans,” MPI board co-chair Michael Rosenfeld was quoted as saying in the Reporter. “Julia’s success running multi-billion-dollar pension and health funds make her an ideal executive to lead MPI as we continue to provide benefits to tens of thousands of professionals in the motion picture and television industry.”