Greg Mennis directs Pew’s work on public sector retirement systems. The project provides cutting-edge research on pension and retiree health promises and helps states and cities undertake evidence-based pension and retiree health care reforms.
Before joining Pew, he was assistant secretary for fiscal policy in the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance, where he was responsible for retirement benefits policy, long-term fiscal planning, and the state’s Pay for Success financing program. In that role, Mennis led the development of Massachusetts’ successful pension reform legislation and created the state’s first long-term fiscal policy framework. He also has 15 years of experience in corporate finance and strategy, having served in a variety of roles at Citigroup and JPMorgan and as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate development for a market-leading provider of retirement services technology.
Mennis is a chartered financial analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and public communications from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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State human resources (HR) directors face numerous challenges when building a state workforce. They are well-positioned to understand the needs and preferences of state workers, making their perspectives on how to attract and hold on to productive and engaged employees valuable. To learn more, The Pew Charitable Trusts partnered with the National Association of State Personnel Executives to hold... Read More
Almost all of the $20.8 billion that states paid in 2015 for non-pension worker retirement benefits— what are known as other post-employment benefits (OPEB)—went to retiree health care. The aggregate figure represented an increase of $1.2 billion, or 6 percent, over 2014. Read More
Pension reform legislation enacted this year in Pennsylvania with broad bipartisan support is historic in its scope and impact. The new law establishes what is known as a risk-managed hybrid plan for new employees that lowers costs and significantly reduces risk for taxpayers—while preserving a path to retirement security for public workers. At the same time, it maintains and extends the... Read More