Bill Hallmark, a nationally respected public sector retirement consultant, joined Cheiron in September, 2009, opening Cheiron's office in Portland, Oregon. Bill has more than 30 years of actuarial experience providing consulting services for all types of retirement programs. He specializes in the financial management of retirement programs, defined benefit, defined contribution and retiree medical plan design, financial accounting requirements, funding requirements, and retirement valuations.
Bill has served as Vice President of Pensions for the American Academy of Actuaries (2015 - 2017) after having been chair of the Public Plans Subcommittee for the prior four years and vice-chair of the Pension Practice Council the prior two years. He also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Academy as well as the steering committee for the Public Plan Community of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. Bill was a member of GASB's Pension Accounting and Financial Reporting Implementation Guide Advisory Committee for Statements 67 and 68. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on public pension topics including principles of funding, risk metrics, disclosures, and financial reporting.
Prior to joining Cheiron, Bill was a Principal for Mercer where he led its west unit center of expertise for public sector retirement system consulting located in Portland and was the lead actuary for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System.
Bill also developed intellectual capital for Mercer's consulting to public sector clients, including a framework for analyzing funding strategies for previously unfunded OPEB obligations, hybrid retirement system designs, and managing risk in public sector retirement systems. He co-authored a paper for the Society of Actuaries Retirement 20/20 Conference entitled "New Retirement Designs for the 21st Century," and a paper for the Society of Actuaries Public Pension Finance Symposium entitled "How Much Investment Risk Can a Government Sponsored Pension Plan Afford?"
Bill is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.