The National Investment Company Services Association has just announced a new vice chairman and four new members of the board.

Peggy Schooley, president of Evergreen Service Co., is now NICSA vice chairman, a new office for the association's governing board. Schooley joined Evergreen earlier this year from Pioneer Investments, where she was president and CEO with responsibility for Pioneer Investment Management Shareholder Services. She has more than 20 years of experience in the mutual fund industry and has served on various operations, broker/dealer and transfer agent committees of NICSA and the Investment Company Institute.

NICSA's four new board members are:

James (Jim) Deats, a Merrill Lynch director and SVP, Merrill Lynch Financial Data Services.

Paul Heller, principal, Vanguard.

Stephen Hooley, president, Boston Financial Data Services.

Stephen Welsh, president, Columbia Fund Services.

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