Call for Nominations - SOA Board of Directors Election
The Society of Actuaries' (SOA's)
Nominating Committee seeks nominations for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors and president-elect.
Nominations are being accepted until March 31, 2019.
The benefits are many:
- A significant role in advancing your profession
- An opportunity to enhance the value of the SOA’s credentials (your credentials) to the global business community
- Access up-to-date information about the opportunities and challenges facing your profession
- The chance to exchange ideas other actuarial and volunteer leaders and lend your unique perspective
Learn more at-a-glance about SOA’s nomination, petition and election processes.
What Positions are Open?
We seek nominations for president-elect (three-year term) and elected Board members (three-year term). Read the job descriptions for
elected Board members and the
Am I qualified?
Fellows of the SOA (FSA) who are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) compliant are eligible. Detailed criteria can be found in the job descriptions for the
elected Board members and
I'm qualified. What’s next?
Fill out the online
Expression of Interest form. Nominees will be invited to complete a questionnaire and participate in a phone interview with representatives from the Nominating Committee.
What kind of attributes are the Nominating Committee looking for?
The Nominating Committee seeks out diverse perspectives, areas of practice, industries, cultures and backgrounds. The most important characteristic is a nominee’s willingness to engage constructively in the
strategic direction of the SOA.
What is the time commitment? Is it possible to work full-time and fulfill
the duties of the Board member or president-elect?
Elected Board members typically attend three SOA Board meetings (March, June and October) and an Orientation meeting (November) that are a day and a half each. Preparation for these meetings might take an additional half day. Typically, there are monthly conference calls between the SOA Board meetings. Each elected
Board member could have additional assignments that could average one to two hours per week. Most, if not all, are employed full-time.
The president-elect has significant time commitments in addition to those noted for elected Board members though the majority are employed full-time. For more information on typical leadership time commitments, contact Sheree Baker, Director of Governance at
Is SOA volunteer experience a prerequisite for Board or president-elect service?
There is a certain amount of knowledge that comes from having served on SOA committees, section councils or the SOA Board. Prior volunteer experience (while not a prerequisite) is important; however, it is not the only factor that determines a place on the ballot.
What if I'm nominated but not elected?
With a finite number of seats available, and a highly talented pool of nominees, not everyone will be elected. Many nominees find success at their second (or third) attempt. There are also a myriad of volunteer opportunities within the SOA to develop your leadership skills. You can check these out at
Nominations must be received by March 31, 2019. Questions regarding the nominating process may be directed to Sheree Baker, Director of Governance, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-847-706-3565.