OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

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  JIM VAN IWAARDEN is a consulting actuary known for innovative retirement plan design. He is a frequent  speaker on  retirement issues, and has over 30 years of experience in employee benefit consulting. Jim is a Fellow of  the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA), and former  chair of the Minneapolis Pension Council. Jim is pretty extroverted, for an actuary. And at a CCA meeting a few years  back he won the hotly contested “ERISA Jeopardy” tournament. Pension regulations for $500, please….

email Jim… 612.596.5961


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 MARK SCHULTE is a consulting actuary with over 12 years of experience in the pension field.  Mark is a  Fellow of the Society  of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

 

email Mark… 612.596.5971


SANDI BRUNS is a consulting actuary who works on retirement plan design and administration. She has over 35 years of experience in retirement plans and investment products. Sandi is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and a member of the Academy of Actuaries.

email Sandi… 612.596.5968


PETER CULLEN is a consulting actuary with 10 years of experience in the pension field. Pete is an Enrolled Actuary and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and he holds a B.A. in mathematics from the University of St. Thomas.

email Pete… 612.596.5964


BRENDA HARDY is a consulting actuary who works with employers to manage employee benefits, with special emphasis on retirement plans. She has over 20 years of experience in employee benefits consulting with Van Iwaarden and national benefits consulting firms. Brenda is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

email Brenda… 612.596.5962


MARK MEYER is a consulting actuary and attorney with over 30 years of experience in employee benefit consulting. He assists clients in managing their employee benefits, with special emphasis on retirement plans. Mark is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, a member of the Minnesota State Bar and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist.

email Mark… 507.726.6279


CANDACE GISLASON is a consulting actuary with 20 years experience in the group life field.  Candace is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

email Candace…  612.596.5963


EMILY KNUTSON is a consulting actuary with 10 years of experience in the pension field. Emily is an enrolled actuary.

email Emily… 612.596.5966


AARON DRIESSEN is an actuarial analyst with a B.S. in mathematics from North Dakota State University.  Aaron applies his excellent problem solving skills to whatever comes his way.

email Aaron…  612.596.5967


EMILY ERICKSON is an actuarial analyst who is applying her statistical skills to retiree medical valuations (with an emphasis on health claims).  Emily holds a B.S. in mathematics and statistics with a specialization in actuarial science from North Dakota State University.

email Emily… 612.596.5976


GINA GANAB is a senior actuarial analyst who is applying her statistical skills in the pension field. Gina holds a B.S. in mathematics and statistics from Winona State University, where she was honored as the math/stat department’s 2006 outstanding graduate.

email Gina… 612.596.5965


KIRSTEN MILLER is an actuarial analyst who is applying her statistical skills to retiree medical valuations (with an emphasis on health claims).  Kirsten holds a B.S. in mathematics with a specialization in actuarial science from Minnesota State University – Moorhead.

email Kirsten 612.596.5974


LAURA PISTOTNIK is a senior actuarial analyst who is applying her statistical skills in the pension field. Laura holds a B.A. in mathematics with a specialization in actuarial science from the University of Minnesota.

email Laura 612.596.5970


SEAN TODD is an actuarial analyst with over 15 years in the pension industry.  At Van Iwaarden Associates, Sean tackles the tough programming issues as well as performs a mean valuation.

email Sean…  612.596.5973


DANE WASHENBERGER is an actuarial analyst applying his statistical skills in the pension field.  Dane holds a B.S. in actuarial science from the University of St. Thomas.

email Dane…  612.596.5975


CARLA HINKER is our office administrator. She has 20 years’ experience in employee benefit plan work and office administration.

email Carla… 612.596.5972