American Academy of Actuaries Names Kevin Ryan Senior Property and Casualty Fellow

Date: 
September 5, 2017
WASHINGTON—The American Academy of Actuaries is delighted to announce that Kevin M. Ryan, an actuary with more than 50 years of regulatory, executive, and consulting experience, was named as the Academy’s senior property and casualty fellow effective Sept. 1, 2017.

“The actuarial profession has a unique capacity to educate the public and assist in establishing sound public policy,” Ryan said. “I welcome the opportunity to be a voice for the profession in this important work.”

As senior property and casualty fellow, Ryan will communicate the Academy’s work on casualty actuarial issues pertaining to cybersecurity, extreme weather and catastrophic event risks, workers’ compensation, medical professional liability, reinsurance, automobile insurance, and many more casualty issues to the public and to public policymakers.

Early in his career, Ryan served as deputy director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, where he initiated early-warning solvency testing programs, a precursor to risk-based capital. He assisted in the formation of the Insurance Services Office, merging independent fire rating bureaus into the fledgling organization, later serving as vice president, commercial lines. For a 10-year period, he served as president of the National Council of Compensation Insurance. He was a partner at and established the East Coast casualty consulting practice for Milliman, and was later a partner at Bickerstaff, Whatley, Ryan & Burkhalter. He is a past treasurer of the American Academy of Actuaries and past president of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

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The American Academy of Actuaries is a 19,000-member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. For more than 50 years, the Academy has assisted public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States.