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Jay Himes joined U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners (USRBP) in October 2021 in a strategic consulting capacity, in which he supports various USRBP initiatives in collaboration with various Partner Firms.

For over four decades, Jay has worked in association management. His previous role was Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials from 1996-2019, and then as the Leadership Advisor from 2019-2021. He currently is an adjunct faculty for school finance requirements in Neumann University’s Ed. D educational leadership program.

Jay has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including the Education Policy and Leadership Center’s Edward Donnelly Leadership Award and the Scott Jackson Leadership Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives. He has served on numerous associations and committees such as Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund, Pennsylvania Educational Technology Conference and Exposition, ASBO International Affiliate Executive Director Group, and ASBO International Legislative Committee.

Jay is a Certified Association Executive and the past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives (PASAE). He graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and received his master’s degree in Governmental Administration from University of Pennsylvania.