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Presenters

Presenters

Paul Fedchak, FSA, MAAA
Consulting Actuary
Milliman, Inc.

Paul is a consultant in the Indianapolis office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 2007. Paul consults on life insurance and annuity products. He has been involved with universal life, with a focus on secondary guarantees, indexed universal life, whole life, fixed and variable annuities. He has worked with these products in the contexts of modeling, product development, product review, mergers and acquisitions and AXXX securitizations. Paul is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and Member of the Academy of Actuaries. He is a member of the Product Development Section Council.

Carl Friedrich, FSA, MAAA
Principal, Consulting Actuary
Milliman, Inc.

Carl is a principal and consulting actuary with the Chicago office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 2002. Carl specializes in the design and pricing of life insurance, long-term care, and annuity insurance products, with an emphasis on emerging combination multi-line products. He also advises clients on reinsurance, mortality, and financial management issues. Carl has broad experience in the life insurance industry, with a focus in the area of product development. Prior to joining Milliman, he was the senior financial officer for CNA’s life and group operations and president of its international life division. At Milliman, Carl has provided consulting services to a wide variety of life insurance companies, reinsurers, banks, and other financial services organizations. Carl is a frequent speaker at industry meetings, and has had various articles published in National Underwriter, The Actuary, and various financial publications.

Stacy Koron, JD, CLU, FLMI
Consultant
Milliman, Inc.

Stacy is a compliance consultant with the Tampa office of Milliman. She began working for Milliman in 2013, and has over 15 years of compliance consulting experience.  Her experience includes consulting with insurers regarding product design, market trends and compliance questions related to health insurance, fixed and variable life insurance and combination life and health products.  Stacy specializes in worksite products, but also enjoys the challenge of working on innovative designs and concepts. 

Robert J. Laux, FSA
Chief Product Officer – Africa
Prudential plc

Born and trained as an actuary in the US, Bob has lived and worked in Asia for nearly 20 years.  He has led product development teams in Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, and China, as well as at the Asian regional level.  Bob has been a speaker at various insurance seminars in Hong Kong, Myanmar, China, and South Africa.  He is currently the Chief Product Officer for Prudential Africa, where he oversees the development of customer centric products in Kenya, Ghana, and Uganda.  Bob is now based in London, UK.

Steve Leigh
Managing Consultant
NEOS LLC

Mr. Leigh has worked for 25 years in the insurance industry developing ways to increase business value using various technologies. He has worked primarily with life and annuity products, bridging the gap between IT and operations with deployments of new administration systems, electronic forms, electronic underwriting, business process outsourcing, sales software, CRM, and other key technologies. More recently, Mr. Leigh has worked as an industry analyst, advising insurers, and industry vendors on major trends and making recommendations to grow successfully while reducing costs. Mr. Leigh is a seasoned business strategist with a keen eye on trends and technologies to help insurers achieve success.

Donna Christine Megregian, FSA, MAAA
Vice President and Actuary – U.S. Mortality Markets
RGA Reinsurance Company

Donna leads the U.S. Mortality Markets actuarial services which include product development, competitive intelligence, experience study analysis, and other product and pricing related concerns. She is chair of the product development track for the life and annuity symposium, Chair of the Life Illustration workgroup for the American Academy of Actuaries, serves on the product development section council and committee for life insurance research. Prior to joining RGA, she worked for Milliman, Lincoln Financial, Zurich Life and CNO doing product development and pricing. She is an FSA and MAAA.

Kelly J. Rabin, FSA, CFA, MAAA
Consulting Actuary
Milliman, Inc.

Kelly is a consulting actuary with the Life practice of Milliman’s Seattle office. She joined the firm in 2014. Kelly has spent most of her actuarial career developing and managing successful life insurance products and programs. Her experience includes pricing and product development along with in-force management and financial reporting, for both individual life products and bank-owned life insurance/company-owned life insurance (BOLI/COLI). Kelly has a passion for helping companies optimize their product development processes from ideation through launch, including collaboration with compliance, systems, and operations experts to provide a broader perspective. Her other areas of consulting focus include BOLI/COLI, model validation, and mergers and acquisitions. Kelly is a frequent speaker at industry and professional conferences and co-author of two papers, “Potential impact of changes in U.S. statutory reserve regulations on term insurance pricing” and “Agile Methodology: The Future of Insurance Product Development?” Kelly graduated summa cum laude from Drake University with majors in actuarial science and economics with business emphasis.

Douglas L. Robbins, FSA, MAAA
AVP
Pacific Life Insurance Co

Doug Robbins has worked in Pacific Life's Retirement Solutions Division (RSD) for 11 years. Prior to that, he was a Consultant for what is now Towers-Watson, working on all sorts of Life and Annuity Product Development and Valuation Products/Projects. He has a Masters Degree in Statistics from Georgia Tech.

Sue Saip, FSA, MAAA
Consulting Actuary
Milliman, Inc.

Sue is a consulting actuary in the Chicago office of Milliman. She joined the firm in 2000. Sue has over 38 years of experience in the life insurance industry. Her area of concentration has been annuity product development and pricing. Sue spends a significant portion of her time on survey and research projects relative to annuity and life insurance topics. She plays a key role in the firm in the development, administration, and analysis of benchmarking surveys. Prior to joining Milliman, Sue worked for eight years with a large stock life insurance company. Her work there included annuity product development, pricing, administration, and systems. Sue is a frequent speaker at insurance industry meetings and has written many articles for insurance trade publications.