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Nicholas J. Collier, ASA, MAAA, EA

Principal, Consulting Actuary
Seattle, WA, US

Tel: +1 206 6247940

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Professional Designations

  • Associate, Society of Actuaries
  • Member, American Academy of Actuaries
  • Enrolled Actuary, ERISA


  • BA (cum laude), Mathematics and Economics, Claremont McKenna College

Current Responsibility

Nick is a principal and consulting actuary with the Seattle office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1987.


Nick's area of expertise is the employee benefits field, serving a wide range of public and multiemployer clients. He has assisted clients with many aspects of defined benefit plans, including actuarial valuations, experience studies, asset/liability modeling, projections of costs, and the valuation of postretirement benefits. Additionally, Nick has extensive experience performing actuarial audits. He is the valuation actuary for CalSTRS, the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, and the Texas County and District Retirement System, among others.

Nick's projects have included:

  • Creating stochastic asset/liability projection
  • Designing retirement benefit calculator for use on the Internet
  • Analysis of use of reserves in funding policy
  • High-level internal quality control reviews
  • Work at Milliman

    • “I was offered a chance to come in, shake things up, create something."
    Work at Milliman