Election Center 2015
Election Center 2015Welcome to the 2015 Board Election Center website. Please visit for the latest news, updates, candidate information, and forms regarding the 2015 Academy Board Elections.
Sept. 21, 2015
Academy Members Elect Brill, Fontaine, Kastrup, and Schmitz to Serve on BoardAcademy members voted Elizabeth Brill, Alice Fontaine, Laurel Kastrup, and Allen Schmitz to open regular director positions on the Academy Board of Directors. Brill, Kastrup, and Schmitz will serve three-year terms that will expire in 2018. Fontaine will serve the remaining one year of a three-year Board term expiring 2016. All of the new directors will begin their terms at the close of the Academy’s annual meeting on Nov. 12.
Aug. 21, 2015
Slate of Regular Director Candidates Announced
The Academy's Nominating Committee has selected four excellent candidates for the open regular director positions to be elected by the membership in the upcoming online election.
Brill, Kastrup, and Schmitz are nominated to serve three-year terms expiring in 2018. Fontaine is nominated to serve the remaining one year of a three-year Board term expiring 2016 that is being vacated on Nov. 12. Online voting for these positions will open Aug. 31 at 9:00 a.m. EDT and end Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. All Academy members as of Aug. 14 are eligible to vote, and will receive the ballot with voting instructions by email from our election vendor, Intelliscan, on Aug. 31, or a paper ballot if they’ve opted out of email communications.
Aug. 18, 2015
Voting to Open on Aug. 31Online voting for the four open regular director positions on the Academy Board of Directors will open Aug. 31 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time and end Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. All Academy members as of Aug. 14, 2015, are eligible to vote, and members who have not opted out of email communications from the Academy will receive the ballot with voting instructions by email from our election vendor, Intelliscan, on Aug. 31. Members eligible to vote who have opted out of email communications will receive voting instructions and ballots by mail.
Aug. 14, 2015
Important Election Update: Members Should Update Safe Senders List Before Aug. 18The Academy emailed members today asking them to be on the lookout for an email on Aug. 18 from Intelliscan, our election vendor, announcing that Academy election information will be sent to them soon. The Aug. 18 email will come from email@example.com. Members should add firstname.lastname@example.org to their safe senders list before Aug. 18 and check their spam folders on Aug. 19 to make sure they receive the email with this important election information. Members who have opted out of receiving email communications from the Academy will receive a paper ballot via regular mail. The Academy encourages members to take part in electing the newest leaders of the Academy who will help us fulfill our mission to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession.
June 29, 2015
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 provide that practice area representation across the entire board be considered when nominating regular directors. Now that the officer candidates have been identified, the Nominating Committee expects that the four vacancies that will be open for this online election of regular directors should be drawn from the health and life practice areas. There will be four vacancies to fill, and board balance considerations suggest two should be from health, and two from life. One of the four vacancies will be a one-year term, completing the existing term of a regular director who will be resigning effective at the close of the next annual meeting on Nov. 12, 2015. The other vacancies will be three-year terms.
Chaired by 2013 Academy President Cecil Bykerk, the Nominating Committee includes President Mary D. Miller, Immediate Past President Tom Terry, and President-Elect Tom Wildsmith. Other members are Albert Beer, Katherine Campbell, Audrey Halvorson, William Hines, and Catherine Murphy-Barron.
The Academy’s process for identifying new officers and new regular directors has long been focused on ensuring that the Academy’s board 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 utilizes a Nominating Committee process that entrusts that committee with identifying Academy volunteers whose service to the Academy has made them excellent candidates for service on our board, which is dedicated to furthering our public policy and professionalism mission. The committee carefully vets candidates for appropriateness in accordance with the guidelines. The Nominating Committee looks for candidates for regular directors who have served the Academy, often through having been chairpersons on Academy committees and task forces. Through this announcement, the Nominating Committee is also asking you directly for your input on regular director candidates.
Unlike some other actuarial organizations, the Academy does not have contested elections. The reason for not creating contests has long been based on trying to achieve the optimal balance for an effective board that is not dominated by any one specialty, business affiliation, or employer. Finding the best candidate possible for each opening is the goal of the Nominating Committee. After identifying such candidates, the Academy board has chosen not to create a contest where these exceptionally well-qualified and well-deserving volunteers become winners and losers.
June 26, 2015
Slate of Officer Nominees AnnouncedThe Academy’s Nominating Committee has placed the following five individuals in nomination for officer positions on the Academy Board. This slate is led by Bob Beuerlein 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, 2015.
Beuerlein is a consulting actuary with RM Beuerlein Consulting in The Villages, Fla., with 36 years of actuarial experience, including in senior positions at AIG Life & Retirement Companies, American General Life Companies, and Franklin Life Insurance Companies. His previous Academy service includes service on the Board of Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, Joint Committee on IAA Coordination, Committee on Professionalism, Life & Health Qualifications Seminar, and Committee on Life Insurance Financial Reporting. He has also served on the Actuarial Standards Board’s Life Committee, and is a past president of the Society of Actuaries.
The Nominating Committee also named John Moore, COO and chief actuary of The Terry Group in Englewood, Colo., as nominee to serve as secretary-treasurer. The secretary-treasurer position is elected annually by the board. Moore is currently serving his second year as secretary. At its last meeting in May, the Academy Board voted to combine the positions of secretary and treasurer back into one position, secretary-treasurer, as the position had previously existed for many years. Moore previously served as vice president, pension, from 2011 to 2013; as chairperson of the Pension Committee in 2009-2011; and on other Academy subgroups.
On the slate to fill what will be three open vice president positions on the board are: Jeff Johnson, AVP & actuary (U.S. Division), John Hancock USA, Windsor, Conn., chairperson of the Duration Blanks Work Group, for vice president, life; Bill Hallmark, a consulting actuary with Cheiron, Inc., Portland, Ore., and chairperson of the Public Plans Subcommittee, for vice president, pension; and Jeffrey Schlinsog, principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Milwaukee, Wis., and chairperson of the Financial Regulatory Task Force, for vice president, risk management and financial reporting. 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. 12 in Washington, D.C., during the Academy’s 50th anniversary celebration encompassing its Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, Nov. 12-13.