2017 Candidate Questionnaire - Scott D. Haglund, FSA 1995, FLMI, MAAA

Scott D. Haglund

Scott D. Haglund, FSA 1995, FLMI, MAAA

VP & Director of Actuarial Services, Life and Health
Federated Mutual Insurance Company, Owatonna, MN

Brief Description of the type of work you currently do:

I have been fortunate to work in a variety of organizations and in a variety of products. Over my 30+ years in my career, I have had the opportunity to work on and with: Mutual, stock and consulting firms; Large and small companies; Flagship and ancillary products; Individual and group products; Life, health and annuities; Director, manager, employee.

Primary Area of Practice:

Life, Health

Other Areas of Practice/Interests:


Why do you want to be on the Board?

There are two primary reasons I want to be on the Board. The first is serving, at a deeper level, the SOA that has sponsored my 30+ year career. I would not be the person I am today without my involvement in this organization. The second is helping to coach, mentor and direct actuaries and the SOA as it continues its strategies. I have been blessed with a long and varied career, and my insights into the career, companies and people will benefit the SOA and its stakeholders.

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.