John Fuller named VUMPI executive director
John W. Fuller has been hired as executive director of Virginia United Methodist Pensions, Inc. (VUMPI), effective Nov. 12, according to an announcement by the Rev. Clarence Brown, VUMPI board chair.
Most recently Fuller worked for Mercer in Richmond where he provided health benefits consulting services to a range of clients including employers and membership organizations; assisted clients with development of health benefit strategies; maintained oversight of client benefit program activities to ensure compliance with pertinent laws and regulations; and partnered with clients to develop pilots for innovative approaches to employee benefit programs in order to reduce the rate of growth in health care costs and improve health care quality. He served as primary consultant overseeing advisory services provided to AARP and is very familiar with Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicare Supplement Plans, ancillary health programs and comprehensive medical products.
Fuller lives in Glen Allen and attends Good Shepherd UMC were he is a member of the praise band. He is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington and has his Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond.
"We feel very fortunate that we had three clergy and two lay persons to apply for this position and were able to move forward to the final interviews, one lay person and one clergy person," Brown said. "The search committee’s priority was to find an individual that was strong in health care benefits, hands-on actual experience with health plans and administration of such plans. They also were looking for a person who would be able to evaluate coming trends, be creative with plan options and at the same time control costs. We feel we have selected a unique individual that will lead VUMPI through the upcoming critical years in navigating some difficult health and pension waters."