The Casualty Actuarial Society is a professional organization whose purpose is the advancement of the body of knowledge of actuarial science applied to property, casualty, and similar risk exposures.
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Category Archives: Volunteerism
National Volunteer Week
In honor of National Volunteer Week, I’d like to share a bit about why I volunteer for the CAS Syllabus and Exam Committee. As you spend years of your journey to becoming an actuary on exam preparation, some of you probably don’t consider the massive amount of effort going on behind the scenes to compile … Read more
Posted in Communications, Volunteerism.
Six Books for Actuaries to Excel at Leadership, Strategy and Communication
These are six books that have helped me the most in my actuarial career. It’s not enough to just read these books; you need to practice the skills that they teach. Luckily, volunteering for the CAS gives you ample opportunity to practice these skills. So, I encourage you to go forth and read, practice and … Read more
The CAS Celebrates YOU During National Volunteer Week
Here at the CAS, our volunteers are our biggest asset, and as National Volunteer Week comes to a close, I want to give our volunteers a personal shout-out. I thank all of our dedicated volunteers for your time, energy, enthusiasm, and inspiration. Especially during the uncertain times we’re living in, we are relying more than … Read more
Overcoming the Insurance Talent Gap
You’ve likely heard about the talent gap facing the insurance industry. The gap was detailed in a 2018 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics; it found that there would be over 200,000 open positions in the industry by 2022 due to an aging workforce. Since that time, our industry is experiencing unprecedented change brought … Read more
Celebrating National Volunteer Week: Why I Volunteer for CAS
I come from a family of volunteers. My sister and I grew up volunteering alongside our parents at church, at school, and at our community theater. With this background, I was so excited to be asked to serve as an officer in our CAS regional affiliate in Texas after I attained my ACAS credential. When … Read more
Communities of Interest
One of the most interesting parts of any actuarial meeting or seminar is when experts in the field have the opportunity to have an off-the-cuff discussion, letting ideas fly back and forth. Audience members may even muster the courage to take part in the dialogue themselves. Some of the best exchange of ideas comes from … Read more
Posted in Research, Volunteerism.
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
Posted in From the President, Volunteerism.
National Volunteer Week: Why Do You Volunteer for the CAS?
As the United States celebrates National Volunteer Week, CAS president Steve Lowe gave a heartfelt thank you to all CAS volunteers for giving their time and efforts around the world. I would like to join Steve in thanking CAS volunteers for your enthusiastic service to the Society. Since joining the CAS staff in 2010, I … Read more
Posted in General, Volunteerism.
CAS Centennial Projects Recognized for Excellence
For any organization, paying tribute to 100 years of history can seem a daunting task. It will come as no surprise that the celebration of the CAS’s centennial year – culminating in the CAS Centennial Celebration and Annual Meeting in New York in November – was decades in the making. Projects such as the CAS … Read more
Posted in CAS Centennial, Communications, Volunteerism and tagged CAS, Casualty Actuarial Society, Centennial, Communication, EXCEL Awards.
Make an Impact as a CAS University Liaison
Take yourself back to your college days…. the future can seem so daunting and confusing. To add to your own internal monologue, the first question anyone asks you is “What is your major?” followed quickly with “What are you going to do with that?” I made it to my junior year before I knew the … Read more