The FPPTA Pension Plan Data Center
Fred Nesbitt, PhD, FPPTA Media Consultant
Florida Public Pension Trustees Association
Frederick H. Nesbitt is the former Executive Director and Legislative Counsel for the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) retiring in 2006. Now living in Florida, Fred works as the media consultant for the FPPTA. Prior to joining NCPERS, Mr. Nesbitt served for12 years as Director of Governmental Affairs and Political Action for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Previously, he served for nine years as Special Assistant to the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).
He has been a lobbyist on Capitol Hill for over 25 years, lobbying on pensions, taxes and employee benefits for both federal employees, and state and local government employees.
Mr. Nesbitt comes from an academic background; he was a professor of political science and labor relations at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and St. Francis College (PA). He earned his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his master’s and doctorate from West Virginia University. He is the co-editor of Labor and American Politics.
Mark D. Meyer, JD, FSA, MAAA, EA
Partner, National Public Sector Actuarial Practice Leader
Mark is a Partner and co leader of Aon’s Public Sector actuarial practice. His primary responsibility is building the national practice into a premier provider of actuarial service in the Public Sector. He also serves as a client relationship manager and strategic consultant to public sector organizations.
Mark has more than 40 years of consulting experience in pension and employee benefits in both the public and private sector. Mark has dedicated himself to improving the sustainability of public sector pensions by helping organizations develop a meaningful pension funding strategy. Some public sector clients during his career are Minneapolis Fire Relief Association, City of Fargo (General, Police and Fire), City of Minnetonka, Minnesota State Retirement System, North Dakota Public Employees Retirement Systems, Minneapolis Police Relief Association, Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Hillsborough (Florida county) Area Regional Transit (HART), Indiana, Purdue and Penn State Universities.
Mark has spoken at numerous events, including the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association (FPPTA), Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS), Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS), National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), and the national Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
Mark strives to be a valued actuarial advisor who is strategic and persuasive. He is committed to explaining complex actuarial concepts in language that policymakers can use to draw their own conclusions. He combines his legal and actuarial skills to solve problems in unique and innovative ways.
Mark graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a degree in mathematics and actuarial science. He also graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and an Enrolled Actuary (EA). He is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).