James Holland Jr.

Chief Research Actuary
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James E. Holland, Jr. joined Cheiron in January 2010 as Chief Research Actuary. Jim has over three decades of professional, managerial and public service experience working on issues relating to retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. He was a long time official at the IRS before joining Cheiron. 

At the IRS, Jim held a variety of positions, was the chief of the actuarial branch for many years, and ended his career as the assistant director for the employee plans rulings and agreement area, where all aspects of the regulatory and legal guidance pertaining to pension plans is produced. In his roles, he often worked with officials from the Treasury Department, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Department of Labor and other government agencies. At Cheiron, Jim is providing his expertise to consultants and clients on a variety of pension related issues.
Jim has been a frequent speaker at professional meetings where he made complicated regulations understandable to the pension community.

Education:
B.A., Mathematics, University of Virginia

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
352 T.M., Specialized Qualified Plans - Cash Balance, Target, Age-Weighted and Hybrids (co-author)
371 T.M., Employee Plans - Deductions, Contributions and Funding (co-author)