Nancy J. Altman
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Altman has long been an expert on Social Security, in both its history and current policy matters. As a legislative assistant, she advised Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO) on Social Security matters from 1977 to 1981. She has gone on to write extensively, in books and articles, about issues surrounding retirement income. Currently she chairs the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center, an organization that advocates for beneficiary rights and provides resources to the public.
Talks and Briefings
Altman gives talks on Social Security to various groups, clubs, nonprofits, and government panels. She has participated in academic forums on social insurance issues at various universities across the country. During President Obama’s 2008 campaign, she gave numerous presentations on social insurance policy as a representative of his Retirement Security Advisory Committee.