New Academy Officers and Member-Selected Directors Began Terms at This Week’s Academy Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON—The American Academy of Actuaries is pleased to announce that, in addition to Ken Kent of McLean, Va., taking office as 2022–23 Academy president, five officers and three member-selected directors began new terms on its Board of Directors Nov. 2 during this week’s Academy Annual Meeting: “Envision Tomorrow” in Washington, D.C.
Lisa Slotznick of Norcross, Ga., a longtime Academy volunteer who previously served as vice president, casualty, and has served in many other volunteer roles including as vice chairperson of the Committee on Qualifications, began a one-year term as Academy president-elect. “I am honored to serve as president-elect of the Academy,” said Slotznick. “Serving as an Academy volunteer for both public policy and professionalism issues has reinforced why the Academy’s mission and work serving the public and the actuarial profession is so vital. I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated leaders and volunteers of the Academy to inform public policymaking with the objective actuarial perspective, and to maintain effective self-regulation of the U.S. profession.” She will become Academy president during the Academy’s November 2023 Annual Meeting.
Darrell Knapp of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., began a one-year term as Academy secretary-treasurer. Knapp’s extensive volunteer experience includes serving on the Academy Board of Directors (Board) and as chairperson of the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB).
Three Academy members began two-year terms as vice presidents: Amy Angell of Boston, Mass., vice president, casualty; Tim Geddes of Chesterfield, Mich., vice president, professionalism; and Barbara Klever of Loudon, Tenn., vice president, health. Angell has served as vice chairperson of the Casualty Practice Council (CPC) and is a member of the Academy’s Council on Professionalism and Education. Geddes has served in a variety of volunteer roles, including most recently as pension vice president from 2019 to 2021, and previously as a regular director on the Board. Klever has served as a director on the Board since 2019, and in a variety of Health Practice Council (HPC) positions, including as chairperson of the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee. The officers were elected at the Board’s annual meeting on Oct. 20, 2022.
The member-selected directors who started new terms are Joyce Bohl of Tallahassee, Fla., Derek Freihaut of Bloomington, Ill., and Julia Lerche of Raleigh, N.C. Their terms of service are three years. The Academy’s Nominating Committee presented the slate of three candidates, and Academy members elected them over the summer.
Bohl has served as a member of the HPC, chairperson of the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, and as a member of the Active Benefits Subcommittee.
Freihaut’s volunteer experience includes serving as a member of the CPC and chairperson of the Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting, and as a member of the Opinion Seminar Subcommittee.
Lerche has served as a member of the HPC and chairperson of the Medicaid Committee, and as a member of the Health Equity Committee and several HPC work groups.
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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.