Leadership & Development Section – 2020 Leadership

Mission Statement

The mission of the Leadership & Development Section within the Society of Actuaries is to promote and facilitate leadership development, business perspective, and interpersonal skills for current and aspiring actuaries.

The key objectives of the section will be to:

  • Provide tools to facilitate personal career development
  • Provide results-oriented skills and knowledge for current and developing managers
  • Build a bridge from technical knowledge to decision making and its implementation
  • Develop educational opportunities and provide resources for all actuaries who strive to become more effective leaders within their business organizations
  • Offer opportunities to network, enhance management practices and experience professional feedback.


Ying Zhao, Chairperson

Amanda Hug, Vice-Chairperson

David Ruiz, Secretary

Olyvia Leahy, Treasurer

Council Members

Jim Clark

Scott Haglund

Kelly Rabin

Katie Rook

Michelle Young

Newsletter Editor

John West Hadley

SOA Staff

Beth Bernardi, Staff Partner

Jane Lesch, Section Specialist

Julia Anderson Bauer, Staff Editor