Candidate Information: Timothy J. Geddes


Candidate for Regular Director Term
Ending in 2021

 
Name: Timothy J. Geddes
Practice Area: Pension
Employer: Deloitte Consulting LLP
City, State: Detroit, Mich.
Credentials: MAAA, FCA, FSA, EA






Candidate Biographical Sketch

Tim is currently serving the remaining one year of a three-year Board term expiring in 2018 that was vacated on Nov. 14, 2017, and is a member of the Academy’s Pension Practice Council. His volunteer service to the Academy also includes serving on the Pension Committee, as chairperson of the Pension Accounting Resource Group, and as a webinar presenter on pension and retirement issues.

Tim graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial mathematics. He is a managing director with Deloitte Consulting, where he serves as the business leader for Deloitte Consulting’s retirement actuarial services. Tim has previously served as Deloitte’s leader for actuarial and advanced analytics services in India, overseeing practitioners supporting the U.S., Indian, and global markets.

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:

Providing input into the Academy’s important decisions on how to best address the complex and important issues facing the actuarial profession and how it serves the public. The current environment is bringing a number of changes to nearly every area of actuarial practice. Demographic shifts are exerting pressure on security programs. Technological advances are developing new markets and potentially shrinking others. The vast availability of big data is changing the way that many actuaries do their jobs. The Academy has a credible voice in many areas that can shape the pace and direction of our profession’s response to those and many other changes. My perspective has always been to try to embrace change whenever possible and look for opportunities to make such changes positive. While it may be natural to resist changes that can disrupt our workplace or industries, I would like to see us find ways to adopt and respond positively to those changes, applying our skills in innovative ways to address tomorrow’s problems.

Academy Service
  • Member, Board of Directors, 2017-18
  • Chairperson, Pension Accounting Resource Group, 2017-18
  • Member, Joint Task Force for the Review of Retirement Work Products, 2018
  • Member, Pension Committee, 2009–18
  • Vice Chairperson, Pension Practice Council, 2015–17