Graham Schmidt

FSA, EA, MAAA, FCA, Principal Consulting Actuary

Graham has more than 24 years of experience as an actuarial consultant, primarily with public pension plans.  

His experience includes working on audits, accounting and disclosure issues, and risk analyses. He also oversees Cheiron’s retiree medical benefit trusts practice, developing more than a dozen tax-advantaged union-run trusts that provide pooled lifetime benefits under a fixed contribution.

He heads Cheiron’s Technology Committee and leads our efforts in developing interactive online valuation reports and presentations.

He is a member of California’s Actuarial Advisory Panel, the Society of Actuaries’ Retirement Plans Experience Committee, and has volunteered on public plan committees of the Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.  

He is known for his ability to explain complicated actuarial concepts in plain English and is sought after as a speaker at professional events including the annual conferences of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Council on Teacher Retirement.

He is also often invited as an actuarial instructor by California state organizations such as CALAPRS and SACRS.

He joined Cheiron in January 2013 and opened the firm’s Bay Area office that year.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.

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