The Actuary
Eric Atwater, FSA, FCA, EA

Eric J. Atwater is a Partner and co-leader of Aon’s Public Sector Retirement practice. In his role as practice leader, he is responsible for client servicing, development of innovative solutions, thought leadership and adherence to professional and overall quality assurance standards. Eric serves, or has served, as consulting actuary and/or account executive to a variety of public entities and specializes in funding and non-traditional solutions for public Pension and Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) plans.

Mr. Atwater graduated with honors from Georgia State University in 1998, where he received a BBA with a concentration in Actuarial Science. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary. He  has also passed the first two levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and is in the process of becoming a charter holder to further his expertise of Pension and OPEB plan assets.

He is a former board member for International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) and has worked with Atlanta Public Schools to increase awareness of the actuarial profession.  Mr. Atwater is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been quoted in pension‑related articles in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and several local newspapers. He is also in the process of completing the requirements for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and is a Level III candidate June 2021.

He’s a youth basketball coach and routinely volunteers for a variety of organizations including 7 Bridges to Recovery. He and his team helped prepare, and deliver, over 300 lunches for the homeless.