Qualifications or certifications: Fellow of the Society of Actuaries; Enrolled Actuary; Member of the American Academy of Actuaries; Fellow of Conference of Consulting Actuaries.
Alumni: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, B.S., Mathematics; University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, M.S. Applied Mathematics
A 20+ year veteran of the pension industry, actuary and principal John Dowell works with many of Nyhart’s largest defined benefits clients. Leading the defined benefits team, he guides the development of Nyhart’s pension products and services.
John is focused on client delivery, and specializes in communicating cost results and strategizing, helping clients to accurately acclimate their participants to cost increases, and manage the financial challenges of a pension plan. His expertise in pension costs, plan sustainability and plan design make him a frequent advisor to corporations and associations around the country.
Prior to joining Nyhart in 2005, John was an actuary with international consulting firm Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt).
John is a member of the annual planning committee with the Conference of Consulting Actuaries’ annual meeting, helping to organize and manage the meeting, setting up the programs and helping lead sessions. He is a Fellow of the CCA, and with the Society of Actuaries, is an Enrolled Actuary and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Married with four children, John enjoys sports, especially golf and baseball, and music in his spare time.
Defined Benefit, Pension, Plan Sustainability
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