SOA Candidate Connect


April 11, 2014


Hartford Marriott Downtown
Hartford, CT

Registration is now full. Please contact Xiaoyan Anderson, SOA Candidate Relations Specialist, for waiting list information.

Get connected with your Society of Actuaries community—

The Society of Actuaries Candidate Connect event is tailored for SOA candidates, providing you with information and networking opportunities while you are still in the rigorous training and exam process:

  • Gain insights on the actuarial profession and the industry
  • Learn about the exam developments and how to prepare for your actuarial career
  • Build your professional network by connecting with SOA leaders, working actuaries, fellow candidates and local actuarial community

Who Should Attend: Pre-ASA candidates: entry-level actuaries, job seekers, career changers and students taking SOA exams to attain the ASA designation

Presenters and Panelists


11:00–11:30 a.m.Registration
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.Networking Luncheon and Keynote Speech
Errol Cramer, FSA, MAAA
1:00– 2:30 p.m. Opportunities for Future Actuary
James Trimble, FSA, CERA, MAAA
Joan Barrett, FSA, MAAA
Darryl Wagner, FSA, MAAA
Timothy Branch, FSA, MAAA
2:30–2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:45–4:00 p.m. Pathway to SOA Membership
John Mange, FSA, MAAA
Tinashe Masaya, FSA, CERA
Amber Lahde, ASA, MAAA
Michael Ewald, FSA, CERA
Tracy Margiott, ASA, MAAA
Amanda Hug, FSA, MAAA
4:00–5:30 p.m.Networking Reception

Thanks for the support from the Actuaries’ Club of Hartford and Springfield




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.