Heath Merlak


Principal / National Defined Benefit Practice Leader


Heath Merlak leads Nyhart’s Actuarial Pension Plan Practice, with a focus on public pensions and governmental retirement plans. He has over 20 years of experience as an actuary which allows him to consult with clients on a multitude of retirement plan types and issues, primarily working with large public entities on the health of their pension plans. Heath is heavily invested in the future of the company and takes the time to mentor younger employees while promoting a collaborative environment.

Heath is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He earned his bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from the University of Illinois.