Former CalPERS CEO, Ken Marzion, Joins Keenan Team as Consultant with Focus on Public Agency Clients

TORRANCE, Calif. – March 28, 2013 – Keenan, the largest privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firm in California, has announced that Ken Marzion has joined the Keenan team as an expert pension consultant. With a distinguished 35-year career at CalPERS in various executive positions, including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Investment Officer, Marzion brings extensive pension knowledge and leadership experience to his work with Keenan.

Ken MarzionPrior to his appointment in 2008 as Interim CEO of CalPERS, Marzion served as Assistant Executive Officer over its Actuarial and Employer Services Branch, where he was responsible for providing services to more than 2,500 state, school and public agency employers. His experience also includes posts in three other divisions: Fiscal Services, Member Services and Benefit Services. During the course of his career, he has developed strong relationships with employer and labor representatives throughout California.

“With the numerous changes taking place surrounding public pension benefits, most recently with the passage of the Public Employees Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) last September, Ken’s skills and knowledge will be highly valuable to our public agency clients as they address the ongoing challenges of providing vital services with constrained resources,” said Steve Gedestad, Executive Vice President.

Marzion will assist Keenan’s public agency clients with navigating pension laws and regulations including new provisions under PEPRA, working with labor organizations on pension issues, providing a resource for agencies working with PERS, and understanding Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) liabilities and related retirement issues.

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