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Society of Actuaries Names Andrew D. Rallis as President-Elect

Schaumburg, IL (September 14, 2018) – The Society of Actuaries (SOA) today announced the results of its member voting, with Andrew D. Rallis, FSA, MAAA, serving as 2018-2019 president-elect. Rallis will begin his duties as the 71st SOA president at the 2019 SOA Annual Meeting and Exhibit, for the 2019-2020 term.

A total of 6,005 SOA members, or 25.40 percent of eligible voters, voted in this year's election, compared to approximately 6,006 SOA members, or 26.25 percent, in 2017.

Based in Bridgewater, N.J., Rallis is executive vice president and global chief actuary of MetLife, Inc., where he is responsible for actuarial practice throughout the company with over 1,200 actuaries operating across 46 countries. He is chair of MetLife’s captive reinsurers and co-chair of several of the company’s risk committees.  He also serves as the president of the Chief Actuaries Forum, an industry group representing the largest employers of actuaries. He earned both a Bachelor of Science in Physics and in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), graduating in 1982.

During his term as SOA president, Rallis plans to focus on ways to solidify the reputation of actuaries as trusted advisors and to prepare actuaries to meet the dual demands of globalization and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Rallis is a long-time SOA volunteer, having served on the SOA’s Employer Council, as secretary/treasurer of the SOA during his 2015-2018 board term, and as frequent speaker at major SOA meetings, among other volunteer positions.

The SOA also announced the newly elected SOA Board members: Julie A. Curtis, FSA, MAAA, EA; David M. Dillon, FSA, MAAA; Jennifer Anne Haid, FSA; Sara Corrough Teppema, FSA, MAAA; and Ling-Ling Wang, FSA, CERA, MAAA. They are joined by continuing SOA Board members Sue Blanck, FSA, MAAA; Andrea Bykerk Christopherson, FSA, MAAA; William B. (Flick) Fornia, FSA, MAAA, EA, FCA; Christine Hofbeck, FSA, MAAA; Wendy C. Liang, FSA, CERA, MAAA; past president Mike Lombardi, FSA, CERA, FCIA, MAAA; Terry M. Long, FSA, MAAA; Eileen F. Luxton, FSA, FCIA; Timothy L. Rozar, FSA, CERA, MAAA, FLMI, ARA, MBA; David K. Sandberg, FSA, CERA, MAAA; and Mark M. Yu, FSA, MAAA, CFA, FRM. James M. Glickman, FSA, MAAA, CLU, will serve as SOA president for the 2018-2019 term.

The SOA thanks the members who have completed their term on the SOA Board. These members rolling off include: Jeremy J. Brown, FSA, MAAA; Karen J. (Sasveld) DeToro, FSA, MAAA; Roy Goldman, FSA, CERA, MAAA; Craig W. Reynolds, FSA, MAAA; Marcus A. Robertson, FSA, FCIA; and William M. Sayre, 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 30,000 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.