Category Archives: From the President

High School Actuarial Day at DePaul University: Building a Diverse Pipeline for the Profession

The first High School Actuarial Day was held on April 18 at DePaul University in Chicago, led by the CAS. Our goal was to expose high school students of color to the actuarial profession. We partnered with DePaul and were joined by the SOA, The Actuarial Foundation, the International Association of Black Actuaries, the Organization of … Read more »

On the Road with the CAS President: My Visit to USAA

One of the things I enjoy the most about serving as the CAS President is meeting with our members. CAS members are passionate about the organization and they ask me challenging questions. Our high level of member engagement makes the CAS especially strong. This was evident again during my recent visit with approximately 70 of … Read more »

Representing the CAS Globally: My Visits to Malaysia and Japan

It was my honor to represent the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) last week in Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, in support of our commitment to contributing to the growth of the actuarial profession globally. In Kuala Lumpur, I presented at a conference on property insurance that CAS co-organized, visited with the regulator, and visited a number of universities. … Read more »

Expectations for the CAS for 2018: My Presidential Goals

I am honored to be the incoming President of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and I look forward to starting my term on November 8th. The CAS is the premier educator of property casualty actuaries in the world. We have nearly 8,000 members in 42 countries, and another 4,000 active candidates taking our exams every … Read more »

2017 CAS Leadership Summit Recap

Our annual CAS Leadership Summit, held September 7-8 in Chicago, was a huge success thanks to the great group of volunteer leaders and staff who attended. The Summit is organized by the President-Elect to set the stage for the coming year as President, and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to host this year’s … Read more »

New CAS Institute to Offer Specialty Credentials

As I announced on November 16 at the CAS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, during the CAS Board of Directors meeting held on November 15, the Board unanimously approved the formation of The CAS Institute, which will provide credentialing and professional education for technical quantitative specialists whose work often overlaps and supports that of actuaries. The … Read more »

Collaboration with Competitors — What Do We Stand to Gain? What Might We Lose?

Whether we like it or not, the environment for the Casualty Actuarial Society and its members is changing.  One might paint different pictures of these environmental changes. One picture might be a major paradigm shift for the CAS that drives innovation and excellence. Another picture might be an evolution of our actuarial profession and the … Read more »

Why Should the CAS Exist?

At a CAS Board meeting last August, Board Member Jessica Leong posed a strategic question: “Why does the CAS exist?” Leong told the Board about author Simon Sinek’s TED Talk inspired by his book, “Start with Why.” Sinek observes how successful organizations communicate and sell themselves and believes that many organizations communicate in questions in … Read more »

Social Media Discussions: My Views

Since assuming a leadership position within the CAS, I have tried to stay current on conversations about actuarial issues taking place within social media channels. As I’ve followed the conversations over the past few weeks, I’ve made note of a few issues on which I would like to share my views through the CAS’s own … Read more »

Sustaining and Enhancing Value

Amid the challenges of the past year, there have been several opportunities to evaluate the CAS value proposition, that is, what we offer to our various constituents that encourages them to turn to the CAS and its members. The refreshing of the CAS Strategic Plan was the foremost opportunity to evaluate our value proposition because … Read more »