Lisa Slotznick Becomes President of the American Academy of Actuaries
Slotznick Succeeds 2022–23 President Ken Kent
WASHINGTON—Lisa Slotznick, MAAA, FCAS, of Norcross, Ga., took office as 2023–24 president of the American Academy of Actuaries on Nov. 13, succeeding 2022–23 Academy President Ken Kent, MAAA, FSA, EA, FCA, to lead the national professional association of 19,500 members.
During the presidential transition ceremony that took place at the Academy’s 2023 Annual Meeting: “Envision Tomorrow” in Washington, D.C., Slotnick said the Academy’s “call to action” is continued dedication to actuarial professionalism, member service, and effective engagement with members and stakeholders on the public policy issues to which actuarial expertise contributes, such as climate change, artificial intelligence, health insurance, retirement security, and cyber risk.
“Answering that call means that we must ensure that the Academy works well for you—today’s audience who spans the spectrum from seasoned professionals to fresh faces, but also all of our members and volunteers, as well as the diverse public we serve that rightly has high expectations of the profession. That is top of my mind as I begin my service as your president.”
Slotznick pointed to numerous initiatives underway at the Academy to deploy data, technology, and the talents of volunteers and staff in new ways to pursue the Academy’s mission of serving the public and the U.S. actuarial profession, ranging from new formats to engage external stakeholders to new ways of delivering and tracking continuing education for actuaries.
Slotznick has served in many volunteer roles at the Academy, including as vice president of casualty, as chairperson of the Climate Change Joint Committee and of the Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting, and as vice chairperson of the Committee on Qualifications. She retired after 43 years as a practicing actuary, with over 33 of those years providing advisory and audit services for insurers and self-insurers, specializing in many property and casualty exposures.
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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.