2017 Candidate Questionnaire - Marc Slutzky, FSA 1979, MAAA, CERA, FCA

Marc Slutzky

Marc Slutzky, FSA 1979, MAAA, CERA, FCA

Consulting Actuary
Milliman, Inc., New York, NY

Brief Description of the type of work you currently do:

I am an FSA, MAAA, CERA and FCA. I have been a consulting actuary with Milliman in New York for over 18 years and have enjoyed every moment of this phase of my career. I often work with a team of consultants from my office or other offices around the firm, and each day provides a new challenge, a new problem to solve and something new to learn.

Primary Area of Practice:


Other Areas of Practice/Interests:

Financial Reporting, Reinsurance, Risk Management

Why do you want to be on the Board?

I desire to join the SOA Board to make a contribution to setting the strategic direction of the profession with the objective of expanding opportunities for myself and other actuaries. I have had a very rewarding career as an actuary, with opportunities to learn and grow intellectually, and to live and work abroad as well as in the U.S. I have given back to the profession by chairing the SOA International Section, working on the Valuation Symposium Organizing Committee, disseminating SOA research and frequently speaking at industry meetings. I also chair the 950 member Life Section of the International Actuarial Association.

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.