Root will be based in the Stamford, Connecticut office, adding his perspective to the advising of plan sponsors on pension plan risk management strategies.
Prior to Towers Watson, Root was vice president and head of U.S. pensions at MetLife, where he had general management responsibility for its multibillion-dollar pension risk transfer annuities business. Before that, he was a senior vice president and actuary at Transamerica. Root began his professional career as a pension actuary at Towers Perrin.
Root received a B.S. degree in mathematics from California State University at Sonoma and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Southern California.
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