Candidate Information Thomas Campbell

Name: Thomas A. Campbell
Practice Area: Life
Employer: The Hartford Financial Services Group
City, State: Simsbury, Conn.
Credentials: MAAA, FSA, CERA

Candidate Biographical Sketch

Thomas Campbell works in the actuarial field of wealth management, and his experience includes financial reporting, capital management, reinsurance and product review. He has been with The Hartford Financial Services Group since 1983, and has been an active volunteer with the Academy since 1994. He previously served as the Academy’s Vice President, Life, and is a member of its Life Practice Council and Life Valuation Subcommittee. He is chair of the Academy’s C-3 Phase II/AG 43 Work Group and former chair of its Variable Annuity Reserve and CARVM Multiple Benefits Work Groups. He has worked in several work groups on principle-based approaches for reserves and risk-based capital.

Why I want to serve on the American Academy of Actuaries’ Board of Directors

I believe my experience working with actuaries throughout the profession, including corporate actuaries, regulatory actuaries and consultants, will allow me to assist the board in most effectively serving our membership. It is critical that the board hear all perspectives as it addresses the issues facing our profession.

What I believe are the most important issues facing the American Academy of Actuaries

The most important issue facing the Academy is the need to continue to communicate its messages in the most effective manner. In addition, each practice council is dealing with substantial issues to which the Academy can help the actuarial profession add value. For example, the Life Practice Council is working on the implementation of principle-based reserves. The Academy needs to support such efforts by engaging its members (e.g., recruiting volunteers to provide expertise), providing the processes and resources to most effectively communicate its messages, and maintaining the strongest possible standards of practice and counseling and discipline processes, including continuing to support the work of the Actuarial Standards Board and the Actuarial Board of Counseling and Discipline.

Academy Service

  • Member, Principle-Based Reserves Strategy Subgroup, 2013
  • Chairperson, AG 43/C3 Phase II Work Group, 2012-2013
  • Member, Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council, 2012-2013
  • Member, Separate Account Products Work Group, 2012-2013
  • Member, Life Practice Council, 2011-2013, 2009-2010, 2000-2003; Vice Chairperson/President 2003-2009
  • Member, Life Valuation Subcommittee, 2011-2013, 2004-2007; Chairperson, 2001-2004
  • Member, Reinsurance Subcommittee, 2011-2013
  • Co-Chairperson, Reserves Principles Work Group, 2010-2013
  • Member, Life Financial Practice Note, 2007-2013
  • Member, Annuity Reserves Work Group, 2006-2013
  • Member, Reinsurance Work Group, 2006-2013
  • Member, Life Financial, 2004-2013
  • Chairperson, Variable Annuity Reserve Work Group, 2002-2013
  • Member, PBA Strategy Task Force, 2010-2012
  • Member, Deferred Tax Asset Work Group, 2010-2011
  • Member, Consistency Work Group, 2007-2011
  • Member, Life Governance Team, 2007-2011
  • Member, Modeling Efficiency Work Group, 2007-2011
  • Member, Pre-need Mortality Work Group, 2007-2011
  • Member, Valuation Law and Manual Team, 2007-2011
  • Member, Consistency Principles Work Group, 2006-2011
  • Member, Governance Task Force, 2007-2010
  • Member, Federal Agenda Task Force, 2009
  • Member, Committee on Strategic Planning, 2008-2009
  • Vice President, Life, Board of Directors, 2007-2009; Regular Director, 2004-2007
  • Member, Litigation Review Committee, 2007-2009
  • Member, Standards for Stochastic Methods Work Group, 2006-2009
  • Member, Regulatory Interface Work Group, 2006-2008
  • Member, Life Financial Work Group, 2005-2008, 2001-2004
  • Member, Life Financial Sound-Risk, 2004-2008
  • Member, Principle-Based Reserves Steering Committee, 2006-2007
  • Chairperson, Audit Committee, 2006-2007; Member, 2005-2006
  • Member, VAGLB Practice Note, 2004-2007
  • Member, Life Financial Reporting Committee, 2004-2006
  • Member, Life Reserve Work Group, 2004-2006 
  • Member, Variable Annuity Practice Note, 2004-2006
  • Member, CSO Implications Work Group, 2001-2002
  • Member, Life Liquidity Work Group, 2001-2002
  • Vice Chairperson, Committee on State Life, 2000-2001; Member, 1999-2000