Society of Actuaries Names James M. Glickman as President-Elect

Schaumburg, IL (September 8, 2017) – The Society of Actuaries (SOA) today announced the results of its member voting, with James M. Glickman, FSA, MAAA, CLU, serving as 2017-2018 president-elect. Glickman will begin his duties as the 70th SOA President at the 2018 SOA Annual Meeting and Exhibit, for the 2018-2019 term.

A total of 6,006 SOA members, or 26.25 percent of eligible voters, voted in this year's election, compared to approximately 6,608 SOA members, or 29.84 percent, in 2016 and 6,193 SOA members, or 28.81 percent, in 2015.

Glickman is the president and CEO of LifeCare Assurance Company, a long-term care (LTC) reinsurer, which he helped found in 1988. Prior to that, Glickman spent 16 years working at four other insurance companies in product development and reinsurance roles.

Glickman was the founding chairperson of the SOA’s Long Term Care Section and served as its chairperson two additional years. Since its formation in 2005, he has served as executive director of the Intercompany Long-Term Care Insurance Conference Association, Inc. (ILTCI), and he was one of the founding ILTCI Board members. 

During his term, Glickman plans to increase visibility of the actuarial profession, professional interest section involvement, member availability of quality continuing professional development, new opportunities for expanding member volunteerism, and cooperation with the other actuarial organizations.

The SOA also announced the newly elected SOA Board members: Sue Blanck, FSA, MAAA; Christine Hofbeck, FSA, MAAA; Wendy C. Liang, FSA, CERA, MAAA; Terry M. Long, FSA, MAAA; and David K. Sandberg, FSA, CERA, MAAA. They are joined by current SOA Board members Andrea Bykerk Christopherson, FSA, MAAA; Jeremy J. Brown, FSA, MAAA; Karen J. (Sasveld) DeToro, FSA, MAAA; William B. Fornia, FSA, MAAA, EA, FCA; Roy Goldman, FSA, CERA, MAAA; Eileen F. Luxton, FSA, FCIA; Andrew D. Rallis, FSA, MAAA; Craig W. Reynolds, FSA, MAAA; Marcus A. Robertson, FSA, FCIA; Timothy L. Rozar, FSA, CERA, MAAA, FLMI, ARA, MBA; William M. Sayre, FSA, MAAA; and Mark M. Yu, FSA, MAAA, CFA, FRM. Mike Lombardi, FSA, CERA, FCIA, MAAA, will serve as SOA President for the 2017-2018 term.

The SOA thanks the members who have completed their term on the SOA Board. These members rolling off include Joan C. Barrett, FSA, MAAA; August C. Chow, FSA, FCIA, CERA; Errol Cramer, FSA, MAAA; Gaetano Geretto, FSA, CERA, FCIA; Sara Wiese Goldberg, FSA, MAAA; Paula M. Hodges, FSA, MAAA; Ronald L. Klein, FSA, MAAA; Olga T. Jacobs, FSA, MAAA; and Theresa R Winer, FSA, MAAA. Visit the SOA governance page for more information about the SOA Board and the strategic plan.

About the SOA

With roots dating back to 1889, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the world’s largest actuarial professional organization with more than 28,000 actuaries as members. Through research and education, the SOA's mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business and societal challenges. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk.