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Company Overview of American Academy of Actuaries

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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





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 2014.

American Academy of Actuaries Key Developments

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.

American Academy of Actuaries Appoints Charity Sack as New Director of Communications, Effective from January 22, 2013

American Academy of Actuaries announced that Charity Sack will join the organization as its new director of communications on January 22, 2013. In this role, Sack will oversee all aspects of the Academy's communications to raise the profile of its members and support its initiatives to provide respected, unbiased actuarial advice on issues critical to implementing sound public policy. Sack has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and communications in both domestic and international markets, as well as for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining the Academy, she led the communications and branding operations at the NCB Capital Impact.

American Academy of Actuaries Announces Executive Changes

American Academy of Actuaries has elected Tom Terry to the position of president-elect. Terry, president of TTerry Consulting, Chicago, will succeed Cecil Bykerk as president for the 2013-2014 term. Terry currently serves as chairperson of the Academy's Public Interest Committee. He is a former Vice President of the Academy's Pension Practice Council and still serves as a member of the council and the council's Forward Thinking Task Force. On international matters, Terry is Co-Vice Chairperson of the Pension and Employee Benefits Committee of the International Actuarial Association. The board also elected Mike Angelina, executive director of Academy Risk Management and Insurance at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, as the new vice president of the American Academy of Actuaries 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 terrorism risk insurance. David Shea, an actuary in Richmond, Va., and who works for the Virginia Bureau of Insurance, as the new vice president of the American Academy of Actuaries Health Practice Council, which oversees the council's work providing objective technical expertise to federal and state policymakers and regulators on health care issues. Karen Terry, assistant vice president and actuary at State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. in Bloomington, Ill., as the new vice president for the American Academy of Actuaries 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.

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