Greg Mennis directs Pew’s work on public sector retirement systems, which provides cutting-edge research on pension and retiree health promises and helps states and cities undertake evidence-based pension and retiree health care reforms.
Mennis oversees Pew’s analysis of state and local retirement systems and manages technical assistance designed to help city and state policymakers develop options to design and adopt retirement systems that are fair, affordable and fiscally sustainable. Prior to joining Pew, Mennis served as assistant secretary for fiscal policy in the Massachusetts Executive Office for Finance and Administration, 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.
Mennis holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and 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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For the past several years, policymakers across the country have been taking a close look at state and local retirement systems. Since 2009, 48 states have enacted retirement plan changes, with some states enacting multiple reforms,1 in an effort to make pension plans more fiscally sustainable. Read More
During during the past decade, public pension plans have increasingly turned to alternative investments such as private equity, hedge funds, real estate, and commodities to achieve their target investment returns. Read More