Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman has named new leaders for its advisory council on employee welfare and pension benefit plans.

Barbara A. Uberti, who was appointed chairwoman, manages the institutional employee benefits trust division for Wilmington Trust Co. of Delaware.

Thomas J. Mackell Jr., who was named vice chairman, is a senior consultant with Simms Capital Management Inc. of Greenwich, Conn.

The leadership changes, effective for one year, were announced Monday.

The 15-member advisory council studies employee benefit issues and submits policy recommendations concerning the implementation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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