Our Principals

Ian Altman, FSA, EA

ian altmanIan Altman is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary. Before starting this venture, Ian was the leader of the Retirement Practice for Mercer in San Francisco, and served a year's rotation as National Practice Leader. Ian is a recognized authority and frequent lecturer on retirement matters. In the past few years, he has lectured for the Practicing Law Institute, the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, the Society of Actuaries and the U.S. Presidential Commission on Aging, and has been published in West's Handbook series on pension accounting. Ian is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University, with a joint degree in math and economics.

Connie Hiatt, JD

connie hiatt Connie Hiatt has over 23 years experience as an attorney specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation. Prior to joining Altman & Cronin, Connie was the head of the employee benefits group at the law firm of Hanson Bridgett. Connie has diverse experience in the benefits area including extensive experience in the design and implementation of pension and profit sharing plans (and related compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA), executive compensation, sales and acquisitions of businesses, public pension plans, and health and welfare plans. Connie is a frequent speaker and author on employee benefit matters and executive compensation matters. Connie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her law degree from the College of William and Mary.

Andrew Ferguson, FSA, EA

andrew fergusonAndrew Ferguson is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary. Prior to joining Altman & Cronin, Andrew had over 10 years of experience with WF Corroon and Watson Wyatt. Andrew has extensive expertise in the design and administration of retirement plans, including a specialty in retirement programs sponsored by partnerships. He is active in Western Pension and Benefits Conference, and currently serves as the President of the San Francisco chapter. Andrew was graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Karen Mack, FSA, EA

karen mack Karen Mack is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary with over 20 years of actuarial experience in the retirement area. Prior to joining Altman & Cronin, Karen was a principal and senior consultant with Mercer, serving as a member of the national Actuarial Resource Network and completing a rotation as the Market Operations Leader for San Francisco. Karen has extensive expertise in retirement plan design and administration with a specialty in compliance and design issues related to complex controlled groups. Karen is active in the Western Pension and Benefits Conference and currently serves as a board member. Karen graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with majors in mathematics and theology.
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