In Remembrance

September 9, 2016
On Sept. 5, the actuarial profession lost a treasured and important member of its community—William A. “Bill” Halvorson. A president of the Academy in 1981-82 and an officer in the years leading up to that, and a former president of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Halvorson was instrumental in helping shape the Academy’s contributions to the profession and defining the roles of actuaries. He was a dedicated and passionate volunteer and an outspoken advocate for the profession, using his platform to underscore how actuaries serve the public. Read remembrances from Walter S. Rugland, a past vice president of the Academy and a past president of the SOA; and Bill’s daughter Audrey Halvorson, a longtime Academy volunteer and a current director on the Academy Board. Bill’s contributions to the profession were highlighted in a video produced for the Academy’s 50th Anniversary celebration last year. The excerpts referring to Bill are here.