Robert (Bobby) MarksExecutive Vice President & Chief Actuary
Robert P. Marks brings over 40 years of experience as a consulting pension actuary to the Madison Pension Services team. He has served as Chairperson of the Westchester and Southern Connecticut Actuaries Group since 1989, has been a member of the IRS Northeast Area Pension Liaison Group since 1992, has served as Co-Chairperson of the IRS Northeast Area Employee Benefits Conference, and has served on the Joint Committee of Actuarial Examinations as a Pre-Tester since 2002. Bob is a frequent speaker at seminars for various professional groups and firms on pension and related subjects and has spoken at pension conferences throughout the country on qualified retirement plan issues.
- B.S., Cornell University
- Enrolled Actuary (EA) – Joint Board of Actuaries
- Member American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA)
- Member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (MSPA)
- Member of the College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA)
What is the best professional advice someone gave you that you still live by today?
If you’re not going to learn from your mistakes, then don’t make them.
How did you come to work in this field?
During my senior year I took an exam sponsored by some actuarial organization. After the exam a spokesperson for that organization talked about pursuing an actuarial career. It’s one of the few professions in which mathematics is used.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Playing tennis and going to the movies.