Karen P. Glenn MAAA FSA EA

Deputy Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration

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Social Security Administration
6401 Security Blvd.
2408 Robert M. Ball Building
Baltimore, MD 21235
Karen Glenn is the Deputy Chief Actuary in the Office of the Chief Actuary at the Social Security Administration. She is responsible for the demographic and economic assumptions that underlie the 75-year estimates of the cost of the Social Security program as well as for the long-range cost estimates of Social Security. She and her staff are also responsible for estimating the financial effect of proposals to change the Social Security program. Karen has served as a key advisor and assistant for the Chief Actuary, consulting and assisting in all technical areas. She has coordinated the production of all work done in conjunction with the Social Security Board of Trustees, including communication of recommended assumptions and development of the annual written report. Before joining SSA, Karen worked for over a decade as a consulting actuary on private pension plans. She holds an A.B. in mathematics from Amherst College and a M.A. in mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She is a past president of the Middle Atlantic Actuarial Club.


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