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Frank Todisco

Chief Actuary, Applied Research and Methods

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chief Actuary
  • Actuarial sciences

Frank Todisco is GAO’s Chief Actuary. He oversees aspects of GAO’s work that require actuarial expertise or the application of actuarial science – serving as an expert advisor to GAO mission teams and the Congress on actuarial issues of national interest, including those related to retirement security, health care, life and casualty insurance, and major federal programs and policies in these areas.

Frank joined GAO, as Chief Actuary, in January 2011. Prior to joining GAO, he was the Senior Pension Fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries, where he served as the actuarial profession’s chief policy liaison and media spokesperson on pension, Social Security, and other retirement security issues, providing nonpartisan technical assistance to Congress, federal regulators, and other public policymakers. Prior to his service at the Academy, Frank was a principal for Mercer Human Resource Consulting in New York, where he was one of the firm’s leading actuaries on retirement security issues.

Frank earned a master’s degree in economics from The New School for Social Research and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University. Frank is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (FCA), and an Enrolled Actuary (EA). He served a three-year term on the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) from 2015-2017, including as Vice Chair in 2016 and 2017; the ASB sets standards for appropriate actuarial practice in the United States through the development and promulgation of Actuarial Standards of Practice (ASOPs).


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