Ben Taylor is a Senior Vice President and a defined contribution (DC) consultant in Callan's Fund Sponsor Consulting group based in the San Francisco office. Ben serves as a lead consultant to DC plans, and has a primary focus on public sector DC plans, ranging from 457(b) plans to single and multi-vendor 403(b)/401(a) and 401(k) plans. As a member of Callan's DC team Ben also conducts specialized research for DC plans. Ben is a member of Callan's ESG Committee and is a shareholder of the firm.
Prior to his career at Callan, Ben was a DC Specialist at R.V. Kuhns & Associates. In his career, he has served as the consultant to the DC plans of many states, large cities, and universities. He also formerly taught economics at Harvard University, where he received an award for excellence in teaching. He is President of NAGDCA's Industry Committee and on the NAGDCA Board, serves as Vice Chair of the SPARK Data Security Oversight Board, and has provided expert testimony to the ERISA Advisory Council.
Ben has earned a BA from Reed College, a Masters of International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, and a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.