2019 Board Member Candidate
Timothy L. Rozar, FSA 2004, CERA, MAAA, FLMI, MBA
Reinsurance Group of America
Chief of Staff to the CEO
I am proud to be an actuary, and serving on the Board of the SOA for the past three years has been among the highlights of my professional career. In my time on the Board, we have worked diligently to advance the mission of the SOA, to execute the key pillars of the 5-year Strategic Plan, and to respond to rapidly emerging opportunities and threats facing the actuarial profession. Most importantly, I have had the great fortune of working with a terrific group of dedicated volunteers and staff members who share my passion, enthusiasm, and optimism.
If I am elected to a second term, I will continue to serve as a champion for the profession, with a particular focus on the following:
- SOA Research. The SOA is in a unique position with the resources, capabilities, and connections to drive a robust research agenda that meets the needs of all of our stakeholders. We must continue to focus on our areas of expertise and promote and expand our brand as a trusted, independent, data-driven content provider in these areas.
- Long-term growth of the profession. Actuarial skills have been the backbone of the insurance industry for decades, but with the rise of data science, artificial intelligence, InsurTech, and other emerging technologies, our sustained relevance is at risk. My work on the Long-Term Growth Strategy Task Force and the InsurTech Task Force have reinforced both my conviction that we must move quickly to respond to these threats as well as my optimism that the SOA has what it takes to forge a strategy that will sustain our prominence for decades to come.
- Diversity and Inclusion. STEM carriers including the actuarial profession have lagged far behind in creating opportunities to bring new voices and perspectives into the conversation. While the SOA has had many notable efforts to help move the needle in this area, much more has to be done.
Brief description of current work:
I currently serve as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to the CEO at RGA Reinsurance Company and am responsible for developing and executing our corporate strategy as well as overseeing a number of other corporate initiatives. Most of my career has been spent in research, analytics, and innovation roles including serving as RGA’s Global Head of Research and Data Analytics and as CEO of RGAX, RGA’s innovation accelerator.
Primary Area(s) of Practice:
As Chief of Staff for Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), Timothy L. Rozar performs a multifaceted role that includes leading multiple corporate initiatives, both domestically and internationally, in support of the executive office.
Prior to his current role, Tim served as co-founder and CEO of RGAX, the innovation accelerator of RGA, focused on building and scaling new technology-enabled businesses and forging partnerships within the InsurTech and broader insurance innovation ecosystem. Tim previously served as RGA’s Global Head of Research and Data Analytics, overseeing predictive analytics, strategic and biometric research, competitive intelligence and actuarial experience analysis worldwide. Tim started his career with RGA in 1996 as a pricing actuary and has also previously led RGA’s U.S. product development, management information and research teams.
Tim is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Society of Actuaries, United Way of Greater St. Louis, and Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis and on the advisory board of the Longer Life Foundation. He is a past chair of the Society of Actuaries’ Product Development Section Council and a past President of the St. Louis Actuaries Club. He received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in actuarial science from Maryville University, and his M.B.A. from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.