Daniel W. Ryan is a project coordinator for the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA).  He is a former municipal treasurer and a retired Taft-Hartley health and pension plan administrator.  Dan is an instructor in the criminal justice program at Lewis University and a trustee of the Skokie Police Pension Fund.  His book, Retirement Income for Illinois Fire and Police: Pensions, Social Security and Deferred Compensation addresses the specific benefits for Illinois’ public safety professionals as well as issues facing public pension plans.