William Michalisin Appointed as Executive Director of the American Academy of Actuaries
WASHINGTON—William “Bill” Michalisin, CAE, CIA, has been appointed as executive director of the American Academy of Actuaries, effective Sept. 27, 2021.
“The Academy is excited to welcome Bill as Executive Director to advance our mission to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession,” said Academy President Tom Campbell. “We look forward to Bill bringing his talents and experience as a proven, results-driven leader in association operations, strategy and member-centric focus to the Academy as we enter an exciting new chapter in the Academy’s critical work to further actuarial professionalism and the development of sound public policy.”
“I am honored to join such a dynamic organization as the American Academy of Actuaries, which is at the forefront of critical issues, initiatives, and policies impacting the actuarial profession and the public,” said Michalisin. “I am especially excited to work with the Academy’s outstanding Board, staff, and volunteers and collaborate with peer organizations, public policymakers, and interested stakeholders to bring an objective actuarial perspective to bear on public policy discussions and promote a robust and effective infrastructure for actuarial professionalism in the United States.”
As Executive Director, Michalisin will lead a dynamic team of professional staff in support of the Academy’s vision, mission, and service to its members and public stakeholders. The Academy, a national 19,500-member professional association headquartered in Washington, D.C., provides objective actuarial information to public policymakers at all levels of government, and houses the Council on Professionalism and U.S. actuarial profession’s standards-setting bodies.
Michalisin is a graduate of Columbia University with a master’s degree in strategic communications and he has a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from Bucknell University. He holds the American Society of Association Executives’ Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential and The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential.
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.