The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, has appointed Kim Hildred to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board, effective October 9, 2016. Ms. Hildred’s six-year term continues through September 2022. Ms. Hildred is president of Hildred Consulting, LLC. She previously served the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, as staff director from 1997 to 2015. Prior to that, she worked in various positions in the Social Security Administration, including as a federal liaison with state Disability Determination Services, and deciding Social Security disability claims for the states of Kansas and Wisconsin.
The Board can have up to seven members, with three appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, and two each appointed by the House and Senate. Ms. Hildred replaces Dorcas R. Hardy, a former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration who served on the Board from April 2002 until her latest term expired on September 30, 2016. The term of Alan Cohen, a presidential appointee, also ended on September 30, 2016. The Board currently has six members. The Board thanks Commissioner Hardy and Dr. Cohen for their service.