Colleen A. Deer
MBG President

Colleen Deer joined the firm in 1988 as an actuarial analyst and has spent the last 29 years working almost exclusively with Pennsylvania governmental retirement plans, from day to day administrative questions, to complex consulting and actuarial projects. She progressed in the firm to her current position as President.

She continues to serve in her role as consultant, responsible for communicating the results of actuarial valuations and studies to clients, resolution of problems related to pension plans and consulting on plan design and compliance issues for over 200 public pension and OPEB plans. She supervises and provides technical training to the actuarial staff. She also coordinates the marketing and advertising activities for the firm as well as maintaining relationships with business associates and strategic partners.

Colleen frequently makes presentations on pension and OPEB topics and is called on to testify as an expert witness at interest and grievance arbitration hearings and legislative hearings. She has participated in several projects on a consulting basis with various state associations and organizations to analyze pension legislation or develop pension reform proposals.

B.S. in Mathematics/Actuarial Science, Clarion University, Clarion, PA

Recent Speaking Engagements:

Govt. Finance Officers Assoc. of PA – Regional Seminar
Actuarial Valuation Reports – Translated!
March 2017
Govt. Finance Officers Assoc. of PA annual conference
Should You Set Up an OPEB Trust Fund?
April 2015
Allegheny League of Municipalities annual conference
Pension Best Practices
April 2015
Joint Allegheny Co. Conference of Twps, Boros and Authorities
So You Don’t Think You Have a Pension Problem?
October 2014
Govt. Finance Officers Assoc. of PA annual conference
GASB Update for Single Employer Pension Plans
May 2014
PA Municipal League Core Communities in Crisis Task Force
many joint presentations to organizations affiliated with task force
to explain PA pension problems and the League’s proposed pension
reform legislation
2011 to 2014
PA Recorder of Deeds Association Annual Conference
County Pension Retirement Options Workshop
October 2013
Mockenhaupt Benefits Group Employee Benefits Seminar
New Pension GASB Statements (No. 67 & 68)
May 2013

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