Candidate Information: Stuart B. Mathewson

Candidate for Regular Director Term
Ending in 2020

Name: Stuart B. Mathewson
Practice Area: Casualty
Employer: Retired
City, State: Sarasota, Fla.
Credentials: MAAA, FCAS, CPCU

Candidate Biographical Sketch

Stuart serves as a member of the Academy’s Flood Insurance Work Group and Natural Catastrophe Subcommittee and is a member of the CAS Climate Index Working Group. He is currently on the Academy Board, elected last year to the then-remaining one year of a three-year term that will expire this fall. He is being nominated to a new full three-year term. His Academy service includes serving as chairperson of the Flood Insurance Subcommittee from 2007 to 2012 and as co-chairperson of the P/C Extreme Events Committee from 2007 to 2012.
He retired from his position as senior pricing actuary for Swiss Re America, Commercial Solutions, where he provided actuarial expertise in pricing commercial property business, primarily in the United States. Throughout his career, Stuart has specialized in property insurance pricing matters. He was involved in developing early catastrophe models, both for earthquake and hurricane perils, and has published papers and articles on catastrophe risk measurement and management.
Stuart has also worked for various types of insurance entities, including a rate advisory organization, small and large insurance companies, a reinsurance broker, an actuarial consulting firm, a managing general agent, and a reinsurance company.
He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in fire protection engineering.

The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. My service on the Board will allow me to further the Academy’s mission of public policy and professionalism by:
helping ensure that the Academy continues to provide well-thought-out advice and counsel to the public and to decision-makers in public policy areas where actuarial analysis can help inform the debate. My background is most useful in casualty issues, such as the National Flood Insurance Program, but I recognize the critical importance of our work in other areas, such as Social Security and health insurance. I believe that the Academy has unique capabilities in these areas and I am committed to seeing that those capabilities are employed in a way that assures the Academy continues to be viewed as a go-to source of objective information for the public good. In these times of discord, I believe it is very critical that there be a voice of objectivity in the debates.

Academy Service
  • Chairperson, Flood Insurance Subcommittee, 2007–12
  • Co-chairperson, P/C Extreme Events Committee, 2007–12; Member, 2005–06
  • Member, Flood Insurance Work Group, 2016–Present
  • Member, Casualty Practice Council, 2007–12
  • Member, Natural Catastrophe Subcommittee, 2006–Present
  • Member, Government Insurance Task Force