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News from the American Academy of Actuaries
Orange bullet 2020 Volunteer Survey

July 17, 2020

Through these unprecedented times, Academy volunteers have been working tirelessly to support the Academy’s mission to serve the U.S. actuarial profession and the public. Thanks to our volunteers’ efforts, the Academy has a prominent and, importantly, a credible voice on public policy and actuarial professionalism concerns in legislative and regulatory arenas at the international, national, state, and local levels. Everything the Academy is and does depends on the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. During this global coronavirus pandemic, our volunteers are also playing a crucial role in assisting the Academy with providing varied and numerous continuing education programs on important, current issues to help its members stay up to date with current techniques and information across practice areas; developing independent, nonpartisan, and objective public policy analysis to inform policymakers; and continuing to enrich, support, and strengthen the professionalism framework and professionalism resources for the entire U.S. actuarial profession.

Our annual volunteer survey is now open. Please fill out the survey to indicate whether you can join your colleagues in volunteering at the Academy to benefit the profession and the public by contributing to the delivery of independent, objective, and nonpartisan information to policymakers and enriching the value of actuarial professionalism. The survey will close on Friday, July 31.

Volunteering with the Academy is an excellent way to affirm your personal commitment to the high standards of the actuarial profession and to lend your voice to issues of concern to actuaries and the public. Among the many benefits of membership, serving in a volunteer capacity for the Academy offers you unique opportunities to:

  • Share your experiences and expertise with the Academy and your colleagues;

  • Collaborate with your peers on initiatives aimed at advancing professionalism and the actuarial profession;

  • Make a difference by helping the Academy serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession by contributing to efforts to develop sound public policy;

  • Gain additional technical expertise;

  • Network and establish meaningful connections with colleagues across practice areas; and

  • Enhance your leadership abilities and skills in consensus building.

Additionally, volunteers may earn continuing education (CE) credits during their service.

The survey describes Academy committees, particularly noting those that are actively seeking volunteers; there are some new opportunities this year. You should indicate your interests and provide information about how your background or skills would be a good fit for a particular committee. Whenever a member is added to a committee, it is expected that the member will both fill a need and be an active committee participant.

Please note that all volunteers must acknowledge the Academy’s Conflict of Interest policy and acknowledge compliance with the U.S. Qualification Standards’ CE requirements in the survey. For more information about these policies, please click here.

If you have any questions about volunteering or the survey, please contact Emmy Mendizabal either by email or by phone (; 202-785-7883).

Thank you for considering this opportunity to help the Academy, the actuarial profession, the public, and your own professional development.


D. Joeff Williams
D. Joeff Williams
President, American Academy of Actuaries

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