Request a Professionalism Speaker

As a service to the U.S. actuarial profession, the Academy maintains a speakers bureau of experienced and knowledgeable individuals who have volunteered to share their expertise on actuarial professionalism topics through speaking engagements at actuarial clubs serving U.S. actuaries, and employers of U.S. actuaries.

The primary purpose of the bureau, whose volunteers include Academy leaders and staff dedicated to promoting actuarial professionalism, is to deepen the understanding of professionalism issues among credentialed actuaries practicing in the United States. It does so by helping identify potential speakers from its national/regional network of actuaries knowledgeable about these issues.

Speaker requests from regional/state/local nonprofit actuarial clubs are welcome, but requests from significant sized groups of employers of actuaries are also entertained. Dedicated to promoting actuarial professionalism education by entities that may otherwise lack the knowledge, expertise, or resources to produce it, the bureau does not typically coordinate speakers or programming for large actuarial education or trade associations or groups, or for professional events management firms. Events that the Academy commits to jointly sponsor with other large associations are handled outside of the speakers bureau.

All requests are subject to speaker availability, ability to address the requested subject matter, financial limitations, and other factors. When appropriate (based on topic), the Academy may refer requests to the ASB or the ABCD to identify a suitable speaker.
The types of subject matter that bureau members may be able to address include (but are not limited to):

  • Understanding and complying with precepts of the Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Understanding and complying with requirements of the U.S. Qualification Standards.
  • Approaches to improving actuarial practice.
  • Case studies in applying actuarial standards of practice.
  • Professional ethics, such as handling ethical questions that may arise while working for a client or employer, or with another actuary.

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Please contact David Mendes, assistant director of communications, public affairs, with any questions at or (202) 785-7872.