Election Center 2014
Election Center 2014Welcome to the 2014 Board Election Center Website. Please visit for the latest news, updates, candidate information, and forms regarding the 2014 Academy Board Elections.
Sept. 19, 2014
Academy Members Elect Angelina, Daillak and Williams to Serve on BoardThe Academy election of three new Regular Directors concluded this week, with 16.5% of our members voting. The Academy will welcome Mike Angelina, Rich Daillak and D. Joeff Williams for terms that will begin this fall at our annual meeting and conclude in 2017. Together, they bring more than 80 years of actuarial experience to the board, and have honed their skills in private practice and academia, inside some of the world’s largest insurers and in consulting services.
As board members, Angelina, Daillak and Williams will share responsibility for ensuring that the Academy achieves its mission, makes responsible use of members’ dues, and grows responsibly as it approaches its 50th anniversary.
The three take their positions after an extensive, six-month process conducted by the Academy’s Nominating Committee and a vote among Academy members. The committee named only three candidates for the three open positions, seeking to ensure that it offered the membership only candidates that bring a deep expertise in the profession, knowledge of the Academy’s mission, history and responsibilities, and volunteer experience that prepares them for the complex role of stewardship.
Additionally, the candidates must bring balance across practice areas and affiliations to the board. Angelina brings decades of experience in the casualty field, also having serves as the Academy’s Vice President for Casualty. Daillak has spent his career in the life field, recently as the chairperson of the Academy’s Life Reinsurance Work Group. Williams has served in both the life and health fields, and as the vice chairperson of the Council on Professionalism.
Aug. 25, 2014
Academy Regular Director Elections Are Now OpenMembers can vote for up to three regular directors starting on Monday, Aug. 25, at 9:00 a.m. ET. Please check your email for a message from email@example.com for your online ballot. For those without email addresses, you will receive your ballot by regular mail. If you can't find your ballot and would like to vote online, visit the Intelliscan website. If you need help with or have questions about your ballot, send an email to Keith Wier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Elections will be open until Sept. 15. We encourage you to vote!
Aug. 8, 2014
Academy Election Update: Online Voting Opens Aug. 25
Online voting for the three open regular director positions on the Academy board will open Aug. 25. Academy members will receive an email on Aug. 11 from Intelliscan, our election vendor, announcing that Academy election information will be sent to you soon. This email will come from email@example.com. Please be sure to add this email address to your safe senders list and to check your spam folder to make sure you received it. Read Academy President Tom Terry’s message to members on the election process and upcoming dates.
Aug. 7, 2014
Slate of Regular Director Candidates and Election Dates Announced
The Academy’s Nominating Committee has selected three excellent candidates for the open regular director positions to be elected by the membership in the upcoming online election.
Regular Director candidates, for three-year term expiring 2017
The voting period will open on Aug. 25 at 9:00 a.m. EDT and end on Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Additional information, including candidate bios, candidate statements, and voting instructions will be emailed to members and posted on the Academy Board Election Center before voting begins.
Aug. 1, 2014
Slate of Officer Nominees Announced
The Academy’s Nominating Committee has placed the following six individuals in nomination for officer positions on the Academy Board. This slate is led by Tom Wildsmith as the nominee for the Academy’s next President-Elect. As directed by the Academy bylaws, this slate will be voted on by the Academy board at its annual meeting on Oct. 7, 2014.
Wildsmith, an actuary who serves as public policy manager in Aetna’s Washington office, served as the Academy’s vice president, health, from 2010 to 2012. He currently serves as chairperson of the Health Practice Council Communications Committee and of the Medicare Steering Committee, and is a member of the Public Interest Committee.
The committee also named Art Panighetti, an actuary at Pacific Life Insurance Co. in Newport Beach, Calif., to serve a third year as the Academy’s treasurer, and nominated John Moore, COO and chief actuary of The Terry Group in Englewood, Colo., to serve a second year as secretary. The secretary and treasurer positions are elected annually by the board, with a limit of three consecutive one-year terms.
On the slate to fill what will be three open vice president positions on the board are: Shawna Ackerman, a consulting actuary for the California Earthquake Authority in Sacramento, Calif., who is a previous Award for Outstanding Volunteerism recipient and a current member of the Public Interest Committee, for vice president, casualty; Cathy Murphy-Barron, a consulting actuary with Milliman Inc., New York, who currently serves as a regular director on the board and as chairperson of the Committee on Federal Health Issues , for vice president, health; and Ken Kent, principal consulting actuary with Cheiron Inc. in McLean, Va., Academy chairperson of the Joint Committee on the Code of Professional Conduct and chairperson of the Audit Committee, for vice president, professionalism. Vice presidents serve a two-year term on the board.
All terms begin at the close of the Annual Meeting of the members of the Academy, to be held this year Nov. 13-14 in Washington, D.C.
May 12, 2014
Update on Regular Director Process
At its May meeting, the Academy Board decided not to continue the experimental petition process. In the three years the petition process has been available, it was used only once, in 2012, by one candidate seeking consideration by the Nominating Committee. While it remained available last year, the Board emphasized its strong preference for candidates to nominate themselves for consideration directly to the Nominating Committee earlier in the year to receive full vetting and consideration. Academy members are encouraged through solicitations in the Update, the Academy’s monthly newsletter, as well as in This Week, and posting on this webpage to self-nominate or nominate others for consideration. Any member interested in doing so is welcome to click here and submit a name for consideration.
April 3, 2014
Now Accepting Nominations for Academy Regular Directors
Academy members are invited to nominate themselves or others for consideration as a candidate to be a regular director on the Academy’s board of directors. Simply submit your nomination to the Academy’s Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee may also be reaching out directly to members and asking them to seek election to the board as a regular director. Anyone who would like to be considered for a regular director position is encouraged to let the Nominating Committee know by completing an online form.
Nominating Committee guidelines suggest that practice area representation across the entire board be considered when nominating regular directors. As officer candidates are identified, the Nominating Committee will announce the practice areas it expects regular director nominees to represent.
Chaired by 2012 Academy President Dave Sandberg, the Nominating Committee includes President Tom Terry, Immediate Past President Cecil Bykerk, and President-Elect Mary D. Miller. Other members are Albert Beer, Katherine Campbell, Audrey Halvorson, and Catherine Murphy-Barron.