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Director of Research and Education, NCCMP
Mariah Becker joined the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) in 2016 as the Director of Research and Education. In this role, she works extensively to evaluate and design policy & technical proposals to protect and strengthen the multiemployer system, as well as to develop analysis to evaluate the economic impact of federal policies, regulations and industry developments.
Prior to joining the NCCMP, Mariah worked with single and multiemployer benefit programs for 15 years as an actuarial consultant. Mariah spent 10 years with Segal Consulting, focusing on multiemployer defined benefit pension plans. While at Segal, she worked with clients to assess their funded position and to develop strategies for improving funding levels, while balancing stakeholder concerns and the changing legal landscape. She also advised on other issues including actuarial projections of plan funding, as well as plan design cost studies, mergers, and withdrawal liability.
During her time with Segal Consulting, Mariah worked closely with the NCCMP on the review and design of legislation affecting the multiemployer plan community and participated in the Retirement Security Review Commission, convened by the NCCMP to consider challenges and potential solutions facing multiemployer pension plans. Mariah assisted in analyzing the recommendations resulting from that Commission, including the proposed composite or GROW plan design. Prior to her work with Segal Consulting, she worked with Mercer focusing on defined benefit pension plans.
Mariah is a frequent speaker on multiemployer pension topics. She brings a strong understanding of the actuarial issues facing a broad range of multiemployer defined benefit plans in a range of industries, from large national multiemployer plans to smaller local plans and union staff plans. She is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and an Associate of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. Mariah is also a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries Multiemployer Plans Committee. She graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with a BA in Physics-Astronomy.