Jeffrey M. Van Wagner, FSA, EA, MAAA, Principal

Jeff Van Wagner is the chief actuary for Miller Cooper’s benefits group, Alliance Pension Consultants. His responsibilities include design, implementation, administration and strategic planning relating to these programs, as well as ensuring that clients receive the most complete and highest quality service available.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:   Throughout his career, Jeff has been engaged in helping employers manage their total retirement programs. This includes design and implementation of several types of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans such as Defined Benefit Plans, Cash Balance Plans, Age-Weighted Profit Sharing Plans, Pension Equity Plans, Floor Offset Plans, SERPs, IRC Section 457 Plans and Other Post-Employment Benefit (OPEB) Plans. He also has experience providing actuarial valuation and consulting services within many industries, including not-for-profit, tax-exempt, privately held and publicly traded Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining Alliance, Jeff led relationships with a number of organizations for Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Before Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Jeff was with Ernst & Young and served as a “pension and retirement resource” for transaction services engagements in addition to his primary responsibilities as a consulting actuary.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:  Jeff graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Mathematics and an MA in Applied Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA (EA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

Contact Jeffrey Van Wagner at via email or at 847-205-5000.