James B. Dexter, FSA, EA

Jim Dexter has over 30 years of experience working with multiemployer pension plans. Before specializing in consulting to employers, Jim served as actuary for multiemployer plans in a wide variety of industries including construction, food, garment, hotels, entertainment, and maritime. Before forming Dexter Hofing, Jim was a principal at the national consulting firm, Mercer, where he served in various roles including heading Mercer's multiemployer practice nationally. Prior to Mercer's acquisition of Foster Higgins, Jim was Manager of Foster Higgins' Seattle retirement practice unit and a member of Foster Higgins' national Retirement Actuarial Policy Committee.

Jim is a recognized authority on multiemployer plans. He has been quoted in publications such as Business Week and Institutional Investor on multiemployer issues. He met with Congressional staff members to discuss proposed provisions of the Pension Protection Act during its development, and has met with Treasury and PBGC officials to discuss proposed regulations on other occasions. He is also a member of the Multiemployer Subcommittee of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Jim graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude with a B.S. in Economics. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary.

Mitchell H. Hofing, FSA, EA, JD

Before forming Dexter Hofing in 2011, Mitchell Hofing was a principal at Mercer where he worked for 13 years, the last four of which were devoted primarily to consulting to employers on multiemployer issues.

Mitchell has served as plan actuary to several multiemployer pension plans. He has testified on behalf of employers in a variety of arbitrations and court cases. He also has wide-ranging experience in the areas of plan design, funding, accounting, administration, discrimination testing, early retirement windows, and acquisition due diligence. His expertise covers traditional defined benefit and defined contribution plans, hybrid plans such as cash balance pension, retiree medical plans, and nonqualified executive retirement plans.

Mitchell has spoken a number of times on multiemployer pension plans at actuarial conferences.

Before beginning his actuarial career, Mitchell traded commodity derivatives for UBS and AIG Trading Corp. He had previously worked in the tax department at the law firm of Dewey, Ballantine.

Mitchell has a B.S. in mathematics from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary.