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August 30, 2015 7:04 AM ET

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Company Overview of American Academy of Actuaries

Company Overview

The American Academy of Actuaries is a professional membership public policy information and communication organization for actuaries practicing in United States. The academy establishes, maintains, and enforces professional standards for actuaries in context to their actuarial qualification, practice, and conduct; provides non-partisan analysis, objective information, and education to elected officials and regulators; communicates actuarial work to the news media and general public. American Academy of Actuaries was established in 1965 and is headquartered in Washington, District Of Columbia.

1100 17th Street N.W.

Seventh Floor

Washington, DC 20036

United States

Founded in 1965

Phone:

202-223-8196

Fax:

202-872-1948

Key Executives for American Academy of Actuaries

Vice President of the Council of Professionalism and Director
Vice President of Health and Director
Vice President of Pension Practice Council and Director
President-Elect and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

American Academy of Actuaries Key Developments

The American Academy of Actuaries Announces Executive Changes

The American Academy of Actuaries board of directors has elected Tom Wildsmith to the position of president-elect. Wildsmith, an actuary who serves as senior public policy manager in Aetna's Washington office, will succeed Mary D. Miller as president for the 2015-16 term. Wildsmith served as the Academy's vice president, health, from 2010 to 2012. He currently serves as chairperson of the Health Practice Council Communications Committee and of the Medicare Steering Committee, and is a member of the Public Interest Committee. The Academy's board of directors also elected three members to serve two-year terms as vice presidents: Shawna Ackerman, chief actuary of the California Earthquake Authority in Sacramento, Calif., is the new vice president of the Academy's Casualty Practice Council. The council oversees and directs the Academy's work on property and casualty insurance issues, including medical professional liability, workers compensation and extreme events, including climate change and terrorism risk insurance. Cathy Murphy-Barron, a consulting actuary with Milliman Inc., is the new vice president of the Academy's Health Practice Council, which oversees the council's work providing objective technical expertise to federal and state policymakers and regulators on health insurance issues. Ken Kent, principal consulting actuary with Cheiron Inc., is the new vice president for the Academy's Council on Professionalism The council coordinates the Academy's activities in the field of professionalism, including maintaining the Code of Professional Conduct and Qualification Standards and representing the U.S. profession to policymakers.

Darryl Walter Joins the American Academy of Actuaries as Director

The American Academy of Actuaries announced that Darryl Walter has joined the organization as its new director of membership. In this role, Walter will lead the Academy's initiatives to enhance member value and benefits, and to expand membership to all qualified actuaries. The Academy is the one actuarial association that represents U.S. actuaries from all practice areas in its mission to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. Walter joins the Academy after five years with The Wildlife Society, most recently as its chief of staff. Previously, he held marketing positions with the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Science Magazine, USA Today, and Special Olympics.

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