TOM TIERNEY - - - A CAPSULE BIOGRAPHY
Tom Tierney is a 69-year old consulting actuary and consumer activist who was born in Salem, now lives in Framingham and has been a Massachusetts resident for his entire life.
He’s a graduate of: St. John’s Prep. H.S. in Danvers, Mass.; Boston College with a B.S. degree in physics; and Northeastern University with an M.S. degree in actuarial science.
His professional credentials include: fellowship by examination in the Society of Actuaries; enrollment by the U.S. Government’s Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries; and membership in the American Academy of Actuaries and the Boston Actuaries Club.
He has worked for the past 32-plus years as a self-employed independent consulting actuary. Prior to that he worked for 12 years for John Hancock and for 3 years with a couple of large actuarial consulting firms. His professional expertise includes areas such as: medical care financing and delivery systems; Social Security; insurance and retirement benefits; insurance company organization and operation; litigation assistance; and the valuation of contingent assets and liabilities.
Tom is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is presently a member of the Marine Corps League, the Knights of Columbus and St. Jeremiah's parish; and, in the past, he has served as a little league baseball coach, a religious education teacher and a scout leader.
Tom has been very active in the movement to re-structure Framingham's municipal government and, in connection with that effort, served as an elected member of that community's most recent Home-Rule Charter Commission. He was a delegate to the 1986 and 1990 Republican State Conventions and served for over a decade as a Republican Town Committee member and officer.
He is currently, and has been for several years, very active in the reform movement to protect, through legislative and judicial action, the contract and ownership rights of members of mutual insurance companies and similar types of co-operatives. This is a very technical and, for the most part, unnoticed activity but one where his efforts have been conservatively estimated to have saved the American consumer over two hundred billion dollars.
Tom and his wife Joann, a retired pre-school teacher, have been married for 46 years; they have three adult children, who are all in their late thirties or early forties, and six ages-ten-and-under grandchildren.