The SOA Announces Candidates for 2019 SOA Board Elections

June 25, 2019 – The Society of Actuaries (SOA) Board of Directors approved the 2019 elections ballot of endorsed candidates to be selected for President-Elect and the SOA Board. One Board candidate will be elected for the Canada reserved seat. This year, there were three nominees for President-Elect and 22 nominees for Elected Board member for consideration by the SOA Nominating Committee. Voting opens August 19 and closes September 6. Additional election communications will be provided throughout the summer.

See the candidates endorsed by the SOA Nominating Committee, listed in alphabetical order.

Endorsed Candidates for President-Elect (one to be elected)

Roy Goldman, FSA, MAAA, CERA

Jim Toole, FSA, MAAA, CERA

Endorsed Candidates for Elected Board Member (five to be elected)

Janet Duncan, FSA, MAAA, FCAS

Robert Eaton, FSA, MAAA

Gregory Fann, FSA, MAAA, FCA

William (Flick) Fornia, FSA, MAAA, EA, FCA


Lisa Kuklinski, FSA, MAAA


Timothy Rozar, FSA, MAAA, CERA

Hans Wagner, FSA

Xu (Vincent) Xuan, FSA, MAAA

Nominees who have completed an Expression of Interest form for SOA Board positions and who are not endorsed by the Nominating Committee may seek to be placed on the SOA Board’s elections ballot through the petition process, which will be open July 2 to July 31. Eligible voting members will receive an email from Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) on July 2 with a link and pass code to a website where they can submit a petition in support of any petitioners. Eligible voting members may support the petition of no more than one President-Elect office and no more than three nominees for Elected Board Member. Learn about the petition process.

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The SOA Board has recently decided to propose a change to the SOA’s legal structure and tax-exempt status to create a new not-for-profit corporation – 501(c)(6) with the Society of Actuaries name in promoting the actuarial profession. The current SOA 501(c)(3) will be renamed the Society of Actuaries Research Institute, a controlled affiliate of the SOA. The SOA Bylaws require a vote of the Fellows (FSAs) to approve the amendments necessary to adjust the current 501(c)(3) entity in conjunction with the simultaneous creation of the new 501(c)(6) entity. The SOA Bylaws require approval of by a two-thirds majority of voting Fellows, or by at least 10% of Fellows, whichever is greater. Learn about the bylaws change and voting for Fellows.