Instructor Biography

 Thomas R. Margenau


Social Security Consultant
Fort Collins, Colorado

Mr. Margenau writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column on Social Security issues for the Creators Syndicate.  He recently retired following a 32-year career with the Social Security Administration. While with SSA, Mr. Margenau held a variety of positions. He served as deputy press officer at the agency’s headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Margenau also served as director of the agency’s public information office and was an advisor and speechwriter for the Commissioner of Social Security. Before moving to the agency’s headquarters, he spent 12 years in field offices around the country. Mr. Margenau is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. Margenau teaches the Social Security section of Retirement Plan Basics in the Certificate Series.