James J. Rizzo FCA MAAA ASA EA

Senior Consultant & Actuary, Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company

Contact Information
Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company
One East Broward Blvd.
Suite 505
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
US
Phone: 954-527-1616 x2107
Fax: 954-525-0083
Email: jim.rizzo@grsconsulting.com
James J. Rizzo, ASA, FCA, MAAA, EA is a Senior Consultant and Actuary with Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company --- A national firm specializing in actuarial and benefits consulting for the public sector. Mr. Rizzo has over 30 years of experience in virtually all aspects of pension, health and retiree medical plans for governmental entities, working directly with elected officials, trustees and directors at both state and local levels. He has a national reputation as an expert in public sector pension and retiree medical plans. He has written articles and papers and is a frequent speaker at national, state and local conferences. Mr. Rizzo serves on various national committees of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and has served on three advisory committees to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He keeps one foot in the world of actuarial and advisory services to pension and OPEB plans, and the other foot in the world of accounting and financial reporting on such plans.
CCA Member Since 2008
Corporate DB/DC Government DB/DC Investment Retiree Benefits
Public Plans Community Steering Committee
Risk ASOP 2nd Exposure Draft Response Working Group

ASOP 6 Practice Note 2021 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2021)

Practical Aspects of Setting the Expected Return 2021 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2021)

Setting Expected Returns 2021 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (May 07, 2021)

ASOPs for Public Plans 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 21, 2020)

Retiree Medical Per-Capita Health Claims Costs by Age 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2019)

Discount Rate Setting in a Low Interest Rate Environment 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

Public Plans Open Forum 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2017)

Setting the Investment Return Assumption for Public Plans 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2017)

Retiree Medical Seminar Retiree Medical Seminar (October 22, 2017)

Update on the GASB OPEB Standards 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 03, 2017)

Implementing GASB 67 and 68 – and now GASB 74 and 75: Are the Stakeholders Ready? 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2016)

ASOP 6 and Effect on OPEB Plans 2015 Health Reform Meeting (April 15, 2015)

ASOP 6 and Effect on OPEB Plans 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 15, 2015)

Discount Rate 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2015)

GASB Statements 67 and 68: Where Are We Now? 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2015)

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

ASOP 6 Revisited 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 20, 2014)

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

General Session: Ethical Dilemmas 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2013)

Implementing GASB Statements 67 and 68 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

New GASB Statements 67 and 68 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

What Hath GASB Wrought? The Impending Revolution in Public Pension Accounting 2012 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2012)

GASB - Notes on the Lull Before the Storm GASB - Notes on the Lull Before the Storm (May 09, 2012)

GASB Preliminary Views Update 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2011)

Digging Deeper into GASB 45 2010 CCA Annual Meeting (October 27, 2010)

GASB Preliminary Views Discussion 2010 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2010)

Public Plan Issues - Update on GASB Project Public Plan Issues - Update on GASB Project (February 10, 2010)

Public Employee Retirement Plan GASB 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 02, 2009)

Public Plans Funding and Governance Public Plans Funding and Governance (April 08, 2009)

Public Plans Funding Seminar Public Plans Funding Seminar (April 01, 2009)

Current Issues w/ Public Employee Retirement Systems 2009 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 30, 2009)

GASB 43/45 – So, What's The Right Answer 2008 CCA Annual Meeting (October 29, 2008)

GASB 43/45: In the Trenches 2008 CCA Annual Meeting (October 29, 2008)

GASB 43/45 Part Two Seminar GASB 43/45 Part Two Seminar (April 08, 2008)