Robert J. Myers Public Service Award
About the Award
The Robert J. Myers Public Service Award honors actuaries who have made an exceptional contribution to the common good. The Myers Award honors an actuary for a single noteworthy public service achievement or a career devoted to public service.
Robert J. Myers was the chief actuary for the Social Security Administration from 1947 to 1970. He was instrumental in the design and funding of the Social Security system and was described by Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan as "a national treasure." In recognition of his many years of extraordinary public service, the Academy created the Robert J. Myers Public Service Award in 1994.
The nominee may be a current or former government employee, the employee of an organization whose primary focus is government work, or an unpaid volunteer working at a philanthropic organization. Work as a paid consultant, as a member of an actuarial committee, or as an officer of an actuarial organization is ineligible.
The award is presented during the Academy's annual meeting.
How to Nominate
Nominations for the 2021 Robert J. Myers Service Award are now closed.
Eligible candidates are members of the Academy who have:
- demonstrated their commitment to professionalism;
- made an extraordinary contribution to the public good through service to the government or other organizations in the public sphere, even when conflicted by political pressure;
- been an inspiration to practicing actuaries; and
- commanded respect inside and outside the profession.
All members of the Academy are eligible to receive the award. Former Academy presidents may be nominated, but only their post-presidential service will be considered. The nominee may be a current or former government employee, the employee of an organization whose primary focus is government work, or an unpaid volunteer working at a philanthropic organization. Work as a paid consultant, as a member of an actuarial committee, or as an officer of an actuarial organization is ineligible.
If you need more information, please contact Doreen M. Hoyle at the Academy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-223-8196).
Previous recipients of the Myers Public Service Award
- 2020 Katherine Campbell
- 2019 Carolyn Zimmerman
- 2018 Elise Liebers
- 2017 Larry J. Bruning
- 2016 Joan M. Weiss
- 2015 Michael Boerner
- 2014 Ronald Gresch
- 2013 Stephen Goss
- 2012 Julia Philips
- 2011 Mary D. Miller
- 2010 Sheldon Summers
- 2009 John Purple
- 2008 Nancy Kichak
- 2007 Frank Dino
- 2006 Richard Foster(brief profile)
- 2005 Paulette Tino
- 2004 A. Haeworth Robertson
- 2003 Larry Gorski
- 2002 Ted Becker
- 2001 Robert J. Callahan
- 2000 Harry Ballantyne
- 1999 Robert A. Bailey
- 1998 Dwight K. Bartlett III
- 1997 James B. Gardiner
- 1996 Roland E. (Guy) King
- 1995 John O. Montgomery