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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The challenge of balancing pension costs with the need to recruit and retain a strong workforce has prompted policymakers in many states to take a closer look at how they provide retirement benefits. A number of states with defined benefit (DB), or traditional, pension plans have policies that allow them to retain the core elements of the benefit while sharing the risk of cost increases—as... Read More
A number of states with defined benefit, or traditional, pension plans have enacted policies that retain the core elements of the plans while sharing the risk of cost increases—as well as potential gains—between public employees and employers. These mechanisms for sharing costs can help reduce volatility and investment uncertainty while preserving the ability to pay promised pension benefits. Read More
Most state and local public workers are members of a traditional defined benefit (DB) plan, but many today also have access to what are known as defined contribution (DC) plans, similar to private sector 401(k)s. Read More