Linda is an expert in retirement security issues and has worked to improve retirement solutions within the structure of employer sponsored plans as well as through education and advocacy on the individual level.
Currently, Linda is the Senior Pension Fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries. In this role, she shapes and communicates the Academy’s work on pension, Social Security, and other retirement security issues to the public, policymakers, and the news media. She previously was a Managing Principal at an international Human Resource consulting firm where she specialized in working with companies to create and deliver innovative solutions to manage costs and risks with emphasis on the design and financing of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans. She also was employed by a corporate pension plan sponsor to focus on pension plan derisking issues.
Linda has a passion for women and retirement issues and for helping women make prudent financial decisions. In her role as a WISER Fellow, she is a frequent conference speaker on issues facing women in retirement and the impact of divorce and widowhood on retirement security. On WISER’s behalf and at the request of Ranking Member Senator Casey, Linda provided testimony to the Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on Financial Security in Retirement in February 2019. She also was invited to participate in a roundtable hosted by Rep Neal on the retirement security crisis.
As a volunteer on the Society of Actuaries Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks, Linda has worked on projects, focus groups, surveys and reports concerning the decision to retire, retirement risks and financial literacy with a cross-functional group of public and private sector experts in the aging/financial planning/retirement arena.
She graduated from St. Joseph’s University (SJU) with a degree in Mathematics and Economics. She is a past Board member of The Forum of Executive Women and was also a Policy Board of Directors member of the American Benefits Council.