Academy Officers and Regular Directors Begin Terms
WASHINGTON—The American Academy of Actuaries is pleased to announce the start of the terms of five officers and four regular directors serving on its Board of Directors. Their terms began at the close of the Annual Meeting of the members of the Academy today in Washington.
Tom Campbell of Farmington, Conn., the Academy’s outgoing secretary-treasurer, began his term as Academy president-elect. Campbell said, “I look forward to working with the Academy’s many talented members and leadership this year to help successfully position the Academy for the future as we kick off the implementation of our new strategic plan. Communicating our messages effectively will be an especially important part of how the Academy achieves success going forward.” He will become Academy president at the close of the Academy’s Annual Meeting of members in November 2020.
Cathy Murphy-Barron of New York City began a one-year term as Academy secretary-treasurer. Murphy-Barron is a former vice president, health, of the Academy and is chairperson of the Research Committee and Medicare Subcommittee.
Three Academy members began two-year terms as vice presidents. Tim Geddes of Detroit, a current Board member and a member of the Pension Practice Council and the Pension Committee, is the new vice president, pension. Laura Hanson of Minneapolis, a member of the Life Practice Council and outgoing chairperson of the Life Products Committee and the Life and Health Valuation Law Manual Task Force, is the new vice president, life. Gareth Kennedy of Chicago, a member of the Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council and outgoing chairperson of the Financial Reporting Committee, is the new vice president, risk management and financial reporting.
The officers were elected by the Board of Directors at the Board’s annual meeting on Sept. 25, 2019.
The regular directors who started new terms today are Ken Kasner of Hartford, Conn.; Barbara Klever of Elizabeth, Ill.; Frank Todisco of Washington, D.C.; and Aaron Weindling of Philadelphia. Kasner, Klever, and Todisco are starting three-year terms, while Weindling is filling the remaining two years of a vacated board seat. The Academy’s Nominating Committee presented the slate of four candidates for open regular director positions, and Academy members elected them over the summer.
Kasner just completed serving a one-year Board term, the final year of a three-year Board term vacated on Nov. 1, 2018. He is a member of the Casualty Practice Council and previously served as chairperson of the Actuarial Standards Board’s (ASB) Casualty Committee.
Klever is a member of the Health Practice Council and chairperson of the Academy’s Individual and Small Group Markets Committee. In 2016, she received an Outstanding Volunteerism Award from the Academy.
Todisco is a former Academy senior pension fellow and former vice chairperson of the ASB.
Weindling is a member of the Pension Practice Council and chairperson of the Financial Economics Resource Group. In 2017, he received an Outstanding Volunteerism Award from the Academy.
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The American Academy of Actuaries is a 19,500-member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. For more than 50 years, the Academy has assisted public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States.