2019 Partner Volunteer Award Recipients
The SOA appreciates the generous donation of time, knowledge and talent that volunteers contribute to the SOA and the advancement of the actuarial profession. Each year, the SOA recognizes volunteer efforts in a variety of ways. The SOA Partner Volunteer Award is presented annually to Non-SOA member volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to help the SOA accomplish its mission. Recipients are nominated by fellow SOA volunteers and selected by the Volunteer Awards Committee, which is comprised of SOA volunteers.
John T. Adney
Partner, Davis & Harman LLP
John has contributed significantly by sharing his depth and breadth of knowledge of Tax topics with actuaries and other professionals in his knowledge area. He has served on the Editorial Board of Taxing Times, the newsletter for the Taxation Section, as well as serving as an affiliate (non-voting) member of the Taxation Section Council. John is also a regular speaker at SOA educational events, sharing his knowledge and expertise with his fellow industry professionals. John works diligently to stay apprised of the latest topics of concern to actuaries in the tax area and works to educate and inform actuaries of the ways regulations will impact the profession.
UW Manager, IRB Brazil Re
Leticia is a well-respected and energetic promoter of the actuarial profession in Brazil and is the current president of the Brazilian Institute of Actuaries. She has facilitated the SOA’s outreach to the Brazilian actuarial community, a key SOA initiative, and opened doors to the SOA in Brazil. In addition to supporting and presenting at the SOA Universal Life Conference, Leticia provided the SOA with numerous speaking opportunities at the Brazilian Institute of Actuaries conference. During the SOA’s Latin America Committee country visit to Brazil in 2018, she assisted in setting up meetings with key thought leaders, including regulators and universities. Leticia’s support has been instrumental in helping the SOA establish a presence in a country where the profession is growing.
Professor, Department of Statistics, Renmin University of China
Xiaojun is a faculty leader in the actuarial academic community in China. Since the opening of the SOA’s China office in 2016, she has guided the SOA into the Chinese academic community, providing valuable advice and helping SOA’s University and education work by leveraging her knowledge and personal relationships. Under her guidance and support, the SOA University program has grown tremendously in the past three years in China, from no UCAP universities to 10 as well as the approval of one university as a Center of Actuarial Excellence. Xiaojun continues to support the SOA by organizing educational actuarial events and participating in multiple SOA research activities.