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Frank M. Canonico

Frank joined the company in 1995 and is involved in all aspects of pension and postretirement medical valuations, providing actuarial and consulting for many of Cowden’s municipal clients as well as some actuarial support work for corporate and Taft-Hartley clients.

As part of a Cowden team that designed and maintained a collection of benefit calculation and administration spreadsheets, Frank assisted six defined benefit plans through complicated pension processes. Two of those clients were large employers facing complicated benefits shutdowns and processing almost 700 participants within a 24-month timetable. On another Cowden project, he provided detailed demographic and financial projections of members for a multi-state religious order, through its formation, mission, and disability funds.

Frank served on an international team that provided actuarial projections and other support to a large task force working in the West African nation of Ghana to design and set up a national retirement system similar to U.S. Social Security.

Frank is an Enrolled Actuary (EA) and is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in  mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.