2020 SOA Elections Results: Jennifer L. Gillespie to Serve as 2020-2021 President-Elect

The Society of Actuaries (SOA)  announced the results of its member voting, with Jennifer L. Gillespie, FSA, MAAA, serving as 2020-2021 president-elect. Gillespie will begin her duties as the 73rd SOA president at the SOA 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, for the 2021-2022 term.

Gillespie spent 19 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota – as vice president of Underwriting after various actuarial leadership roles. In recent years, she was vice president of Actuarial Services for Consortium Health Plans focusing on the national employer market. Gillespie has been retired for the last two years and has focused on her volunteering for the SOA and as a judge and chief referee for U.S. Figure Skating.

As a volunteer for the SOA, Gillespie served on the SOA Board for five years and the Leadership Team for two years as secretary/treasurer. She was also a member of the Strategic Planning Task Force and the Centers of Actuarial Excellence Evaluation Committee. As Chair of the Professionalism Education Management Committee, she is involved with the current effort to transform the Associateship Professionalism Course (APC) and Fellowship Admissions Course (FAC) experiences from in-person events to virtual ones as part of the SOA’s response to COVID-19 restrictions. Most recently, Gillespie represented the SOA as a member of the CAS/SOA  Joint Committee for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity.

Roy Goldman, Ph.D., FSA, MAAA, CERA, will serve as SOA president for the 2020-2021 term and Andrew D. Rallis, FSA, MAAA, will serve as past president for 2020-2021. 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 32,000 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.