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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States paid a total of $20.8 billion in 2015 for non-pension worker retirement benefits, known as other post-employment benefits (OPEB). Almost all of this money was spent on retiree health care. The aggregate figure for 2015, the most recent year for which complete data are available, represents an increase of $1.2 billion, or 6 percent, over the previous year. The 2015 payments covered... Read More
Hawaii is the latest state to require regular analysis of the potential impact of future economic swings on its public pension funds. Known as stress testing, such calculations can help states monitor the fiscal strength and sustainability of these funds. Read More
The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, with assistance from the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, in 2016 collected a range of data on how major state pension systems communicate financial, benefit, and governance information to their members and other parties. The importance of complete, clear, and timely reporting of pension plan information and... Read More