Election Center 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Board Election Center website. Please visit for the latest news, updates, candidate information, and forms regarding the 2019 Academy Board Elections.
February 28, 2019
It’s Time to Nominate Academy Regular Directors
It’s time to share your recommendations for Academy regular directors, who are elected to the Academy Board of Directors by Academy membership in an online election from a slate of candidates presented by the Academy’s Nominating Committee. The committee will meet in the coming weeks to identify new candidates for regular directors in accordance with the criteria provided in the Nominating Committee Guidelines.
“Presenting a slate of candidates who will advance the Academy’s mission starts with nominations by members who’ve directly seen their colleagues’ talents, experience, and leadership abilities being used to serve the Academy in our public policy and professionalism committees,” said past Academy President Bob Beuerlein, chairperson of the Nominating Committee. “Making the Academy’s Nominating Committee aware of the exceptional individuals you know and the qualities you believe make them suited to serve the Academy through Board service is the critical first step in ensuring the Academy will continue to have effective leadership to serve the U.S. profession and the public.”
Please share your recommendation by submitting the member’s name and information on the nomination page no later than May 1, 2019. Results of the nominating process will be announced in future publications of This Week and Actuarial Update. Academy members are invited to nominate themselves or others for consideration.
The Academy holds uncontested elections. Some will recall that the Board experimented several years ago with contested elections for regular director seats over a two- or three-year period, as a means of testing a voting tradition that some other actuarial associations have. After several years of the experiment, the Board subsequently made a decision to reaffirm the longstanding Academy process of holding uncontested elections.
The Academy’s Nominating Committee tries to ensure that the Academy’s Board composition reflects our unique position as the U.S. national organization established to include actuaries from all practice areas—as well as an equitable distribution among actuarial specialties, business affiliations, and employers. To achieve such a balance, the Academy’s nominating process has long relied primarily on a Nominating Committee process that entrusts that committee with identifying Academy volunteers whose service to the Academy has made them an excellent candidate for service on our Board, which is dedicated to furthering our public policy and professionalism mission.