In Memory of Barbara Lautzenheiser

It is with great sadness that we announce that Barbara Jean Ida Lautzenheiser, FSA, MAAA passed away peacefully on March 10, 2020 at 81 years of age.

Lautzenheiser graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1960 with a double major B.A with high distinction in Mathematics and Science and kicked off her illustrious actuarial career at Bankers Life Nebraska as an actuarial trainee.

Lautzenheiser had a great impact on the actuarial profession. She was the first woman to be elected president of the Society of Actuaries in 1982, and the second to hold the position of president of the American Academy of Actuaries in 2003. Lautzenheiser was a member of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, the Actuarial Standards Board, and the International Actuarial Association. She was also an Emeritus Trustee of the Actuarial Foundation.

Lautzenheiser was a trailblazer and her contributions to the actuarial profession earned her many awards throughout her career, including the Corporation Woman award from the Women Business Owners of New York; the C.H. Poindexter award for distinguished achievement and exceptional service to the association and insurance industry from the National Association Life Companies; and the Lifetime Achievement award from the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

Funeral arrangements are in care of Glastonbury Funeral Home in Glastonbury, Conn., please visit for further details.