Annual Meeting and Exhibit


2016 SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit Program Committee

The following members were instrumental in arranging this program:

Kevin J. Pledge, FSA, FIA Chairperson & Professional Development Committee Representative 
David L. Snell, ASA, MAAA
Actuary of the Future Section
Christopher Groendyke, FSA Education & Research Section
Brian Matthew Hartman, ASA Education & Research Section
Noor Rajah, FSA, EA, FCA, MAAA Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section
Leonard Mangini, FSA, FALU, FRM, MAAA Financial Reporting Section
Ashwini A. Vaidya, FSA, MAAA Financial Reporting Section
Gregory G. Fann, FSA, MAAA Health Section
Rina Cohen Vertes, FSA, MAAA Health Section
Kelvin Lam, FSA, CERA, FCIA, MAAA International Section
Wendy Chiwen Liang, FSA, CERA, MAAA International Section
Peter H. Sun, FSA, MAAA Investment Section
Kevin William Olberding, FSA, CERA, MAAA Joint Risk Management Section (CAS, CIA and SOA)
Mark M. Yu, FSA, CFA, FRM, MAAA Joint Risk Management Section (CAS, CIA and SOA)
Carlos Arocha, FSA Leadership and Development Section
Anne M. Katcher, FSA, MAAA Leadership and Development Section
Rachel Marie Brewster, FSA, CERA, MAAA Long Term Care Insurance Section
Kamran A. Malik, ASA, MAAA Marketing & Distribution Section
Andrew G. Steenman, ASA, MAAA Marketing & Distribution Section
N. Shane Leib, FSA, MAAA Modeling Section
Drew Martin Luchies, FSA, FCIA Pension Section
Brian D. Holland, FSA, MAAA

Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section

Qichun (Richard) Xu, FSA

Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section

Kelly J. Rabin, FSA, MAAA Product Development Section
Catherine J. Bierschbach, FSA, MAAA Reinsurance Section
Steven C. Chamberlin, FSA, MAAA Smaller Insurance Company Section
Krzysztof M. Ostaszewski, FSA, CERA, MAAA Social Insurance & Public Finance Section
Timothy Gregory Branch, FSA, MAAA Taxation Section
Lawrence M. Hersh, FSA, MAAA Taxation Section
Robert W. Hrischenko, FSA, MAAA Technology Section




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.