Janet Cranna joined Cheiron in May 2013. She has over 30 years of retirement consulting and actuarial experience with public sector and corporate clients. Prior to joining Cheiron, Janet was with Buck Consultants for 24 years where she completed her tenure as a Principal, Consulting Actuary and a member of the Public Plan Practice Leadership Group. She was the lead actuary for several large state retirement systems, including the New Jersey Retirement Systems and the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System. She has supervised, reviewed, and certified actuarial valuations and studies for retirement plans, including FASB disclosures for corporate plans and GASB disclosures for public plans. She has also performed experience studies and recommended changes to actuarial assumptions as needed, consulted on design and interpretation of plan provisions and their relationship to ERISA, IRS regulations, and state statutes.
Janet has presented and testified before boards and legislative committees regarding plan design and funding strategies. She has also been a speaker at professional conferences and organizations, including the National Council on Teacher Retirement Annual Convention and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries Annual Conference.
Janet is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She graduated with a B.A. degree in Economics and a minor in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College.