International Actuarial Association

The International Actuarial Association

Founded in 1895, the International Actuarial Association (IAA) is the worldwide association representing local professional actuarial associations and their individual actuaries. The IAA exists to encourage the development of a global profession, acknowledged as technically competent and professionally reliable, which will ensure that the public interest is served.

The International Actuarial Association (IAA) consists of actuarial associations domestically and abroad. During its twice yearly meeting, members discuss developments in a myriad of issues including professionalism, insurance accounting/regulation, pensions, and educational standards of the profession.

In accordance with its mission, the Academy takes the lead in coordinating the U.S. work with the IAA, while each U.S. actuarial organization makes its own decisions regarding IAA policy matters. The Academy ensures that there is adequate coverage at each IAA Committee during the meetings and convenes meetings of all Academy Committee delegates and another of the Council delegates of the U.S.-based associations to facilitate discussion and comment on timely and relevant topics during each IAA meeting.

The following is a list of the Academy delegates to several key IAA Committees:

International Secretary/IAA Council Delegate: Kenneth Hohman
Academy President/IAA Council Alternate Delegate: Mary D. Miller
Accreditation CommitteeKenneth Hohman
Advice and Assistance: Steve Lehmann
Education Committee: Warren Luckner
Enterprise and Financial Risk CommitteeDave Sandberg
Health CommitteeThomas Wildsmith
Insurance Accounting CommitteeHenry Siegel


Insurance Regulation Committee
Maryellen Coggins


Pension and Employee Benefits Committee
Heidi Rackley


Professionalism Committee
Cecil Bykerk
Social Security CommitteeWarren Luckner
Mortality Working GroupBill Horbatt

There is a wealth of information on the IAA website. Members of the Academy and others interested in actuarial issues and policies are encouraged to explore the IAA site by clicking here.

To read IAA press releases, click here.