Sean Sullivan, FSA, MAAA, EA

Peer Review Actuary

Sean has 29 years of experience as an actuary and employee benefits consultant; he has provided pension consulting services to public plans for 15 of those years. He has worked for various national firms, including Foster Higgins, Coopers & Lybrand, Arthur Andersen, and Dun & Bradstreet. His professional experience includes the design, implementation and administration of retirement programs in both the public and private sector.

Sean received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, the highest designation of the largest professional organization dedicated to serving 20,000 actuarial members and the public in the United States and Canada. Additionally he is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA, and a member the American Academy of Actuaries. He has frequently been a key speaker on topics of interest to the benefits community.

Representative Projects

  • Long term forecast to evaluate the financial soundness of a police and firefighters pension fund
  • Design and redesign of retirement programs in response changing employer objectives, workforce, and federal regulations
  • Ongoing valuation and administration of numerous public plans on the municipality level
  • Annual status report and key issues presented to executive committees, Boards of Trustees and Directors, and county commissioners
  • Conducted employee meetings to explain major changes in retirement programs
  • Consolidation of multiple retirement programs
  • Served on Board-appointed work committee to recommend major plan re-design
  • Long term forecasts using asset/liability modeling techniques to determine revised funding and investment policies
  • Served on national actuarial policy committee of a major benefits consulting firm
  • Conducted training sessions for benefits staff of a Fortune-50 client
  • Functioned as national resource on technical actuarial and consulting issues.

Dean Actuaries helps plan sponsors manage their retirement plans at the highest possible level.