Committee Appointment Guidelines
In accordance with the Bylaws of the American Academy of Actuaries, the president appoints committees authorized by the Board of Directors (Board). To aid the president in making such appointments, the Board adopts the following guidelines, with this preamble, on May 12, 2020.
These guidelines reflect the Board’s intention to promote the introduction of new member volunteers to committee activities without sacrificing continuity. These guidelines have been drafted to allow for a balancing of experience with the introduction of new perspectives.
The Board recognizes that there may be specific instances where exceptions may need to occur, so there is provision for approval of such exceptions by the Executive Committee. Committees for which specific appointment rules are established by the Board (such as the Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Actuarial Standards Board, or ABCD), committees that are subject to a specific agreement with other organizations, or committees designated by the President’s Advisory Committee (PAC) are exempt from these guidelines.
- All members of the Academy are eligible to serve on committees.
- A person should be chairperson of a committee for no more than three years, and should retire from the committee after serving as chairperson.
- Committee chairpersons, working with Academy leadership and staff, should monitor each committee’s composition to ensure the proper balance of experienced and new members is maintained.
- No committee member other than the chairperson, may serve longer than 6 years. For this purpose, such term will be deemed to restart at zero following a 2-year continual period being off the committee.
- If the structure or the name of any constituent body is changed (e.g., a task force is changed to a committee or a committee is renamed), these guidelines will continue to apply as if such change was not made.
- Exception Policy: The Vice Presidents will identify proposed exceptions to these guidelines and should present justification therefor to the Executive Committee for approval.
- Staff fellows are exempt from this policy.
 The term “committees” includes those boards, practice councils, and committees authorized by the Board. For purposes of these guidelines, “committees” also include task forces, work groups, and other constituent bodies established by those Board-authorized groups.