Mr. Burns is a senior ERISA consultant and manager in Vanguard Strategic Retirement Consulting, where he assists Vanguard's institutional clients in interpreting and applying ERISA and U.S. tax code requirements related to qualified retirement plans.
Mr. Burns joined Vanguard in December 1999 and has more than 35 years of actuarial and consulting experience, encompassing all aspects of plan design, implementation, administration, compliance, funding, and terminations for all types of qualified retirement plans.
Mr. Burns is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA, a Certified Pension Consultant, a Qualified Pension Administrator, and a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries and the American Academy of Actuaries. He earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.