John is president of Bartel Associates, LLC. He has more than 40 years employee benefits experience primarily in pension and retiree healthcare consulting, serving over 300 California public sector clients.
John specializes in GASB 43/45 (OPEB) plan valuation, study and design; CalPERS public agency consulting; Helping clients understand actuarial, accounting, and regulatory issues; and Public sector retirement plan review, valuation, and design.
He is a member of the California Actuarial Advisory Panel, appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger January 2010. He has spoken at an array of organizational meetings, is a member of GASB's OPEB task force, and has authored and co-authored several articles.
He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a Fellow in the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.