Koren L. Holden FCA MAAA EA

Senior Actuary, Colorado PERA

Contact Information
Colorado PERA
1301 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80203-5011
Phone: (303) 837-6256
Email: kholden@copera.org
Ms. Koren Holden is employed with the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (Colorado PERA) where she serves as a Senior Actuary. In addition to special projects, she is acts as a liaison with the PERA Board's external actuarial service provider and as an actuarial resource to PERA leadership. Koren also is a member of the team responsible for production of PERA’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). During 2014/2015 she assisted the PERA Board in the development of a revised Pension Funding Policy, following the guidelines presented in the CCA Public Plans Community’s whitepaper, "Actuarial Funding Policies and Practices for Public Pension Plans." Prior to joining PERA, Ms. Holden was with Buck where she accumulated over 21 years of experience consulting to various public- and private-sector retirement plans. During the last ten years of her consulting career Koren focused exclusively on public-sector work and the issues that stem from funding pensions within a governmental and often, political arena. Koren is a past CCA Board member and serves on the CCA's Annual Meeting Program Committee and the Public Plans Community, as well as the Public Plans Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries. Ms. Holden is a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (FCA), an Enrolled Actuary (EA), and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, and a Minor in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
CCA Member Since 2009
Government DB/DC Other Practices Strategic Planning
Annual Meeting Program Committee
In-House Public Sector Actuaries Community
In-House Public Sector Actuaries Community Steering Committee
Public Plans Community Steering Committee
Benefits - 401(k) Investments Committee
Board of Directors
Communities Committee
In-House Actuaries Task Force
Risk ASOP 2nd Exposure Draft Response Working Group
Welcome Committee for New Members

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207 - Service Purchases in Public Retirement Systems 2023 CCA Annual Meeting (October 16, 2023)

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"What's My Line?" - Recent Research on Public Sector Plans 2022 CCA Annual Meeting (October 18, 2022)

Public Plans Workshop 2022 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (May 06, 2022)

2020 in Review (Everything + the Kitchen Sink) 2021 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2021)

Public Plans Open Forum 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 28, 2020)

Public Pension Plan Benefit Administration Challenges and Opportunities 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 19, 2020)

Professionalism for Healthcare Actuaries 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 29, 2019)

ALM for Public Plans 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2019)

Public Plans Workshop 2019 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 10, 2019)

31 Flavors of Derisking 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2018)

Legislative Update and Future Challenges "Under New Management" 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2017)

Role/Responsibility of the Public Sector Actuary—Can You Hear Me Now? 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2017)

Recent Evolution of Public Pension Plans 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2016)

GASB Grab Bag 2015 CCA Annual Meeting (October 27, 2015)

GASB: Implementation Tales From the Front Lines 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2014)

GASB 67/68 Update GASB 67/68 Update (April 09, 2014)

GASB – Plan Implementation Issues 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2013)