James R. Hudgins, ASA, MAAA, EA

James R. Hudgins

Experience highlights

James began working in the actuarial field in 1980 and joined BPS&M in 1985. He has more than 25 years of employee benefits consulting experience related to the design, funding, administration, and regulatory compliance of retirement plans. He has particular experience and expertise consulting with defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including cash balance plans and Employee Stock Ownership Plans and is a member of the firm’s ESOP Practice Group. James has been significantly involved in programming support for the defined contribution practice in the firm’s Jackson office.

Education and professional designations

James received an M.S. in Mathematics and a B.A.E. in Mathematics from the University of Mississippi. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary.


James is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, the ESOP Association, and the National Center for Employee Ownership.
Contact James at 601-984-8963 or