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 and local governments have seen an uptick in retirement rates among baby boomers and other older people who make up a large segment of their workforce, and this development could have major implications as policymakers consider changes to benefit programs for public workers. Read More
The ability of state and local governments to deliver public services depends increasingly on whether they can recruit and retain younger workers. Many baby boomers, who represent a large portion of the public sector workforce, postponed leaving their jobs—and the labor force—as a result of the Great Recession, but governments are now reporting an uptick in retirements and a growing... Read More
After the Great Recession took a toll on retirement savings for millions of Americans in the late 2000s, many baby boomers working in the public sector postponed their retirements. Today, however, the retirement rate among these workers is rising, with many state and local governments reporting increases in recent years. Read More