|The ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA) honored Cynthia A. Groszkiewicz, MSPA, FCA, MAAA, with the 2014 Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award on Aug. 16 at the ACOPA Actuarial Symposium in Chicago.
Groszkiewicz is the Director of Employee Benefits Services in the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and has more than 30 years of experience in benefit plan administration, consulting, plan design and IRS and DOL audit representation.
A member of ASPA (and then ASPPA) since 1974, Groszkiewicz served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Pension Actuary and in various capacities on the Government Affairs Committee, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. She was also a founding member of the first ASPPA Benefits Council in Atlanta in 1993, which served as a model for today’s local ASPPA Benefits Council groups. She also served as Secretary of ACOPA.
“Cynthia has that combination of technical expertise, professionalism, passion and spirit of service to the profession that embodies the Burrows Distinguished Service Award,” said Mary Ann Rocco, former president of ACOPA and member of the committee.
The Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award is presented annually to a pension actuary who has, by his or her actions, set an example for other pension actuaries. This is an actuary who has gone above and beyond in forwarding ethics, education, beneficial legislation or regulations (or such other actions as the selection committee deems appropriate) that enhance the private pension system or the professionalism of enrolled actuaries within the private pension system. Burrows was a beacon in this regard, and ACOPA honors him by presenting an award that recognizes those who follow in his path.
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