Staff

Our employees have extensive experience in pension plan administration, including data reconciliation, the preparation of government filings, and the completion of employee benefit statements. These employees also perform benefit calculations as well as prepare the necessary benefit application forms and participant notices required by the IRS.

In addition, our staff includes two individuals who provide administrative support.

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President & Co-Owner

Mike Rust

Vice President & Co-Owner

Hans Nienaber

Co-Owner

Adriane Strenk

Founder & Former Owner

Sally Cuni

Lead Actuary

Randy Smith

Senior Actuary

Beth Brooke

Senior Actuary

Lisa Mack

Lead Actuary

Rick Kubiak

Senior Actuary

Allen Pauly

Senior Actuarial Analyst

Graham Benter

Consultant

Brian Rust

Actuarial Analyst

Kelsey Haker

Consultant

Tracy Kerr

Senior Actuarial Analyst

Kevin Cole

Actuarial Analyst

Jack Smith

President & Co-Owner

MIKE RUST

Mike Rust is an owner of CRS and has over 30 years of actuarial consulting experience. Prior to forming CRS, Mike had 15 years of actuarial experience with Hewitt Associates in Lincolnshire, Illinois and Charlotte, North Carolina. He specializes in multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans and has extensive experience preparing projections of the future funding requirements of these plans.

Mike is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. In 2003, his book “Taking Care of Mom and Dad – The Money, Politics, and Emotions that Come with Supporting Your Parents” was published. Mike has discussed the topics covered in his book on National Public Radio and other radio stations including locally in Cincinnati and has been quoted in various regional newspapers. Mike has presented material at numerous International Foundation Annual Conferences.

Vice President & Co-Owner

Hans Nienaber

Hans Nienaber is an owner of CRS and has over 30 years of actuarial consulting experience. He began his actuarial career with CRS as an actuarial student. After becoming an Enrolled Actuary, Hans left CRS for six years, rejoining our firm early in 2003. During his time away, Hans managed the defined benefit department for the Louisville, Kentucky office of Benefit Actuaries, Inc. Over his career, Hans has worked on many defined benefit and defined contribution plans of various types and sizes. He has extensive experience valuing and reporting liabilities associated with ASC 715-30, ASC 715-60, as well as other accounting standards. Hans is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA and is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Co-Owner

Adriane Strenk

Adriane Strenk is an owner of CRS and has over 25 years of benefit consulting experience. She is a Consultant and provides day-to-day administrative support for our clients. Adriane received her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She works with Plan Administrators in obtaining and reconciling the participant data needed to value Plan liabilities. Adriane prepares annual funding notices and PPA notices and reviews Plan documents, amendments, and summaries of material modifications. Adriane also performs individual benefit calculations and reviews Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.

Founder & Former Owner

Sally Cuni

Sally Cuni is a founder and former owner of CRS with over 40 years of actuarial consulting experience.  Sally started her actuarial career with the Cowan Actuarial Company where she worked for five years.  After leaving that position, she went to Ohio National Life Insurance Company where she was the Director of Pension Technical Services, providing actuarial and administration services to defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans.

Upon leaving Ohio National, she formed her own actuarial consulting firm in 1983 to provide actuarial services for defined benefit pension plans.  She maintained that consulting firm until she founded our firm, along with Russ Millman and Richard Strenk, in 1988. 

Lead Actuary

Randy Smith

Randy Smith is a Lead Actuary at CRS and has over 35 years of actuarial consulting experience.  Prior to joining CRS, Randy spent 14 years in the Cincinnati office of Buck Consultants.  Previous to his time with Buck, Randy worked at Mercer.  While at Buck, Randy served as a consulting actuary and client manager advising numerous clients of all sizes.  His responsibilities included consulting on all aspects of pension plan funding, financial accounting, plan administration, and plan design (including designs using traditional defined benefit plans, hybrid plans and defined contribution plans).  Randy is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA and is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Senior Actuary

Beth Brooke

Beth Brooke is a Senior Actuary at CRS and has over 35 years of actuarial consulting experience. Before joining CRS, Beth spent 17 years in the Cincinnati office of Buck Consultants and 10 years at the Cowan Actuarial Company in Cincinnati working with many defined benefit and defined contribution plan clients. She has experience with pension plan funding, plan design and administration, nondiscrimination testing and plan terminations. Beth is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Senior Actuary

Lisa Mack

Lisa Mack is a Senior Actuary at CRS and has worked in the actuarial consulting industry for over 18 years. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Actuarial Science major from The Ohio State University. She began her career as an Actuarial Assistant for Buck Consultants in Honolulu, HI. Lisa worked as a Consultant for CRS from 2008 to 2011 and has recently rejoined CRS after 4 years as a Benefit Calculation Specialist for The Angell Pension Group. She has experience with a variety of defined benefit plan designs including qualified, non-qualified, salaried, and hourly corporate plans as well as government plans. Lisa is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA and has earned her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation and her Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designation through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Lead Actuary

Rick Kubiak

Rick Kubiak is a Senior Actuary at CRS. Rick graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science and Traditional Mathematics. He joined CRS in 2018 after working with Aon for five years in Cleveland, Ohio. Rick has experience on pension plan funding requirements, ASC 715 accounting disclosures, plan terminations, forecasts, PBGC premium strategies, and administrative support. The types of plans worked on include corporate plans, multiemployer plans, postretirement medical plans, public plans, church plans, and supplemental executive retirement plans. Rick is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.

Senior Actuary

Allen Pauly

Allen Pauly is a Senior Actuary at CRS.  Allen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Actuarial Science from the University of Connecticut.  He began his career in 2016 as an Actuarial Assistant at The Benefit Practice in Stamford, CT.  Allen joined CRS in 2018.  He has experience in designing, funding, and non-discrimination testing of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans.  Allen is an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and is currently pursuing his SOA Fellowship designation.

Senior Actuarial Analyst

Graham Benter

Graham Benter is a Senior Actuarial Analyst at CRS.  He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science and Economics.  Graham has experience with pension plan funding, and accounting for defined benefit and postretirement medical plans.  Graham is currently taking the exams needed to become an Enrolled Actuary.

Consultant

Brian Rust

Brian Rust is a Consultant at CRS. Brian provides administrative support for our clients. Brian joined CRS from Marlin Financial Services in Los Angeles, California where he was Director of Business Development. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and has received his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation and his Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designation through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Actuarial Analyst

Kelsey Haker

Kelsey Haker joined CRS as an Actuarial Analyst. Kelsey graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. Kelsey has received her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Consultant

Tracy Kerr

Tracy Kerr is a Consultant at CRS.  Tracy provides administrative support for our clients including data reconciliation, preparation of government filings and employee benefit statements.  She also prepares benefit calculations as well as the necessary benefit application forms and participant notices required by the IRS.

Senior Actuarial Analyst

Kevin Cole

Kevin Cole is a Senior Actuarial Analyst at CRS.  Kevin graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science.  Kevin has experience with pension plan actuarial valuations and funding projections.  Kevin is currently taking the exams needed to become an Enrolled Actuary.

Actuarial Analyst

Jack Smith

Jack Smith is an Actuarial Analyst at CRS. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, and a minor in Actuarial Science. Jack has experience with pension plan actuarial valuations for multiemployer plans. Jack is currently taking the exams needed to become an Enrolled Actuary.