Chief Actuary, Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company

Contact Information

Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company
One Towne Square
Suite 800
Southfield, MI 48076
248-799-9000 Ext 1147
David is Chief Actuary of Gabriel Roeder Smith and Company (GRS). David’s primary area of focus is public sector retirement systems and OPEB. Prior to joining GRS, David taught in the actuarial mathematics program at the University of Michigan and spent nine years consulting for private sector pension plans. David is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, a Member of the American Society for Pension Professionals and Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College.

CCA Member Since 2011

Government DB/DC

Joint Program Committee for the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting
Professionalism Committee

2-D-2 - COVID-19 vs. PUB-2010 2021 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (May 05, 2021)

Public Pension Plan Mortality Study 2019 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2019)

Precept 10 of the Code of Conduct Precept 10 of the Code of Conduct Audio/Webcast (December 12, 2018)

ASOPs 4, 27, and 35 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2018)

Market Value Liability Reporting 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 11, 2018)

ASB Standards for Pension Actuaries 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

Current Events in Public Plan Funding Policy 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 04, 2017)

Opportunities and Challenges for the Aging Society 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2016)

Public Employee Retirement System Workshop 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2016)

New and Updated ASOPs Affecting Pension Practice 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2016)

The Public Sector’s Wish List for Pension Actuarial Disclosures 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 11, 2016)

ASOPs Updates ASOPs Updates Audio/Webcast (February 10, 2016)

Law and Order: Public Plans Division 2015 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2015)

Public Employee Retirement System Workshop 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 15, 2015)

Derisking Public Pension Plans 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2014)

SOA Mortality Study – Final Reports 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2014)

The New RPEC Pension Mortality Study 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 25, 2014)

Plan Design and Constitutional Issues 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 24, 2014)

Public Plan Funding Policies 2014 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 24, 2014)

Assumption Studies 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2013)

Funding Methods and Technical Issues of Public Plans with Fixed Contribution Rates 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

Public Plans Update Public Plans Update (March 28, 2012)

Funding Policies After the ARC 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 27, 2012)

Professionalism - Managing Your Role – Inadvertent Additional Responsibility Avoidance Professionalism - Managing Your Role – Inadvertent Additional Responsibility Avoidance (February 15, 2012)


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