Candidate Information: Jason Russell
Practice Area: Pension
Employer: Segal Consulting
City, State: Washington, D.C.
Credentials: MAAA, FSA, EA
Jason Russell is a senior vice president and actuary with Segal in Washington, D.C. He works with multiemployer pension plans in various industries across the country, both healthy and distressed. Jason is a member of the Academy, a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and an Enrolled Actuary.
After a yearlong internship with a health insurance company, Jason began his career as a pension actuary in 2001 with Watson Wyatt. In his time with Watson Wyatt, Jason worked primarily with large corporate pension plans. Jason left Watson Wyatt in 2008 as part of the spin-off of its multiemployer practice to Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC. He became a principal at Horizon in 2016. Jason joined Segal in 2017 and serves as a national resource on multiemployer plans, as well as the retirement practice leader for the company’s east region.
Jason began his service with the Academy in 2013 as a member of the Multiemployer Plans Subcommittee, and he became Vice Chairperson of the Subcommittee at the end of 2016. Jason served as Chairperson of the Multiemployer Plans Committee from late 2017 (when it gained full committee status) to late 2019 and now serves as a Vice Chairperson of the Pension Practice Council.
The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. How will your service on the Board allow you to further the Academy’s mission of public policy and professionalism?
For the past several years, I have been involved in many public policy discussions, mostly related to multiemployer pension plans, on Capitol Hill and in other forums across the U.S. These experiences have given me an appreciation for the role actuaries have in helping to shape public policy. The Academy, in particular, plays a crucial role in advancing the profession and providing unbiased advice to policymakers.
Over the past decade-plus, I have also gained experience in management and governance, both in my leadership roles with my employers as well as participating in board meetings for my client pension funds. This experience will enhance my contributions as a member of the Academy’s Board.
Academy Volunteer Service:
|Committee Position||Committee Name||Join Date||End Date|
|Chairperson||Multiemployer Plans Committee||11/17/2017||12/20/2019|
|Vice Chairperson||Pension Practice Council||12/12/2019|
|Vice Chairperson||Multiemployer Plans Committee||12/2/2016||11/17/2017|
|Member||The Joint Task Force for the Review of Retirement Work Products||6/11/2018|
|Member||Multiemployer Plans Committee||12/20/2019||1/3/2020|
|Member||Pension Practice Council||1/9/2018||12/12/2019|
|Member||Multiemployer Reputational Task Force||5/20/2015||5/21/2018|
|Member||Multiemployer Plans Subcommittee||4/23/2013||12/2/2016|