Qualifications or certifications: Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Enrolled Actuary, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Alumni: University of Notre Dame, B.S., Mathematics, Ball State University, M.A., Actuarial Science
Tom Totten is an actuary and chief executive officer of Nyhart, one of the nation’s largest independent actuarial firms. As the firm’s senior executive, he oversees the operation and strategic growth of the growing company in addition to continuing to consult as a senior actuary to a variety of national companies.
Tom has a broad background in defined benefit and defined contribution consulting and is regularly turned to by CEOs, CFOs, and boards of directors on retirement and other employee benefit strategies, consulted with a number of Fortune 500 companies, as well as groups like local utilities and church organizations.
Tom previously worked for the international actuarial firm Hewitt Associates, where he served as an actuarial consultant and at United Actuarial Services as chief health care actuary, consulting with Taft-Hartley plans for health care and pensions.
Under Tom’s leadership, Nyhart has become one of the nation’s 20 largest independent actuarial firms serving more than 1,000 clients in 48 states. He has led the acquisition of four different firms that has grown Nyhart from an Indiana-centric firm into a national player with offices in Chicago, Kansas City, Atlanta and Indianapolis.
Tom serves on the advisory board of the Institute of Pension Plan Management at Indiana University Purdue University at Ft. Wayne, and on the advisory board for the Department of Actuarial Science at Ball State University. In addition, he’s a frequent speaker at numerous national events regarding retirement plan topics.
Married with four children, two of whom are in college, Tom is an avid cyclist and fan of Notre Dame football.
Defined Benefit, Pension Plan Design, Healthcare, Defined Contribution, 401(k)
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