2017 Candidate Questionnaire - Julie A. Curtis, FSA 1992, EA

Julie A. Curtis

Julie A. Curtis, FSA 1992, EA

Renton, WA

Brief Description of the type of work you currently do:

I am presently retired, but worked for over 35 years as the in-house pension actuary of a large employer.

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Why do you want to be on the Board?

In large part thanks to the SOA, actuaries are widely respected and play an important role in strategy and decision-making in many areas of society. Throughout my career, the SOA has played a key role in maintaining the integrity and relevance of our profession. As a Board member, I would like to continue to maintain, and even expand, our strong position among society’s decision-makers. I would also like to help the SOA’s strategy evolve to meet society’s ever-changing needs. I look forward to working with Board members, SOA staff and others to strategize for the future.

Ethics and Transparency

Ethics and transparency are essential to professional practice and service on the board. How have you demonstrated ethics and transparency in the past? How will your own ethics and views on transparency influence your decisions and actions as a member of the SOA board?

Team Player

Collaborative working relationships are essential to the governance function of the SOA Board of Directors, especially as board members work with each other, volunteers, and staff to achieve the strategic goals and mission of SOA. Describe a situation from either your professional or volunteer experiences that demonstrated you are a team player.

Intellectual Engagement

Board members need to exhibit curiosity and a desire to learn about areas that may potentially impact the SOA and the profession. How do you stay informed about what is going on nationally and internationally, and how do you apply that knowledge into your work with SOA and the profession.


Respectful and prudent use of resources is an important function of all board members. Explain how you have demonstrated this characteristic in either your work or volunteer experiences and how it will carry over to your role on the SOA Board.

Professional Background

Provide a brief description of your professional background and the type of work you currently do and explain how these experiences have prepared you for the Elected Board Member role.

Volunteer and Governance Experience

Describe how your previous volunteer, personal and governance experiences would strengthen your contributions to the SOA Board and organization.