Alicia H. Munnell
Director, Center for Retirement Research
Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences
Alicia H. Munnell is the Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She also serves as the director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.
Before joining Boston College in 1997, Alicia Munnell was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1995-1997) and assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy (1993-1995). Previously, she spent 20 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1973-1993), where she became senior vice president and director of research in 1984. She has published many articles, authored numerous books, and edited several volumes on tax policy, Social Security, public and private pensions, and productivity.
Alicia Munnell was co-founder and first president of the National Academy of Social Insurance and is currently a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and the Pension Research Council at Wharton. She is a member of the board of The Century Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Pension Rights Center. In 2007, she was awarded the International INA Prize for Insurance Sciences by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome. In 2009, she received the Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance from the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2015, she chaired the U.S. Social Security Advisory Board’s Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods.
Alicia Munnell earned her B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.A. from Boston University, and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.
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Chief Strategy Officer, Workplace Solutions
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Janice Co is chief strategy officer for Workplace Solutions, which is comprised of Prudential Retirement and Prudential Group Insurance, business units of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
Prudential Retirement is a leading provider of defined contribution, defined benefit, nonqualified deferred compensation plan administration, and institutional investment and risk management services. Prudential Group Insurance produces and distributes a full range of group life, disability, voluntary, and corporate and trust-owned life insurance.
Prior to her current role, Janice was vice president and head of Marketing & Strategy at Prudential Retirement and led the Marketing Center of Excellence, including Strategy, the Innovation Lab, as well as the Customer Experience teams.
Janice served as the senior vice president of Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer for IFG Companies, a small, privately held insurance company, where she established the marketing, communications and sales discipline needed to drive the company’s transformation. Prior to that role, she served as senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer for Tower Group International, and vice president of Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer for the Small Business Insurance division of The Hartford. Earlier in her career, she held various leadership roles for A.T. Kearney, CNA Insurance Companies and GAB Business Services.
Janice holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.