Assessing the Health of Your Retirement System
Eric J. Atwater, FSA, EA
Partner, National Public Sector Actuarial Practice Leader
In his role as the Co-Practice Leader for our National Public Sector Actuarial Practice, Eric is responsible for implementation and adherence to quality assurance procedures as well as any other items that may impact public sector pension and OPEB plans. He also serves as lead consulting actuary and relationship manager to public entities. He specializes in the management of assets and liabilities for public pension and Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) plans. He has over eighteen years of consulting experience in pension and employee benefits in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining Aon, Eric spent nine years as Consulting Actuary focused exclusively on public and quasi-public entities’ retirement and post-retirement benefit programs.
Eric is generally recognized as an expert in pension reform and consulting to public plans with distressed funding situations. He has lead benefit (Health, Pension and/or OPEB) reform for public entities including: City of Memphis (TN), City of New Orleans (LA), DeKalb County (GA) and Town of Hamden (CT). He is also 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.
Eric graduated with honors from Georgia State University, 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 serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Black Actuaries and is also in the process of completing the requirements for the CFA.