Senior IRS official James Holland joins Cheiron

Longtime IRS veteran James E. Holland, Jr., ASA, EA, FCA, MAAA, joined Cheiron, Inc. on January 4 as the firm's Chief Research Actuary. Holland, who had been Assistant Director, Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements since February 2008, left the Service after a distinguished 36-year career.

One of the nation's leading experts on the pension provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, Holland is a frequent speaker at professional conferences. He has provided technical guidance, interpretations, and rulings on the myriad of complex issues throughout his tenure with the IRS, both directly and through supervising the Employee Plans technical staff. He holds a bachelor degree from the University of Virginia with a major in mathematics.

"We are very pleased that Jim, who is highly respected throughout the employee plans industry as a straight shooter and for his technical expertise, has agreed to join Cheiron and help us to serve our expanding client base at a time when regulatory compliance questions and challenges are greater than ever," notes Gene Kalwarski, Cheiron's CEO and senior consultant.

Holland's roles at Cheiron include serving as an internal resource to Cheiron's consulting staff as well as working directly with clients, producing educational materials for Cheiron clients, representing the firm at professional gatherings, and supporting Cheiron's ongoing broad educational communication efforts with regulatory officials.

Cheiron ( is a full-service financial analysis and actuarial consulting firm helping institutional pension and health plan sponsors manage their financial risks. Founded in 2002, Cheiron is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area and today maintains offices in seven additional cities throughout the U.S.

For more information, please contact Gene Kalwarski via email ( or phone (877-243-4766 ext. 1014).