Executive Director/National Institute on Retirement Security
Dan Doonan was named executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security in March 2019. With the NIRS Board of Directors, Doonan leads the organization’s strategic planning, retirement research and education initiatives.
With more than 20 years of experience, Dan began his career at the Department of Labor as a mathematical statistician. He then spent seven years performing actuarial analysis with Buck Consultants in their retirement practice. His experience also includes positions as a research director and labor economist.
He comes to NIRS after serving as a senior pension specialist with the National Education Association. There he co-authored Characteristics of Large Public Education Pension Plans, a detailed report this is considered to be a definitive resource of information about large public education retirement plans.
Doonan holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Elizabethtown College.