Member News 2018 Spring Meeting Posted on July 5, 2018August 10, 2018 Event Coverage Members May 13-16, 2018 Boston Marriott Copley Place • Boston, MA Award-winning author. CAS President Brian Brown (right) presents Douglas Collins, FCAS, with a plaque for his paper, “Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Activity Measured Using the Actuaries Climate Index® Methodology.” Collins’s paper was judged the best submission to the 2018 CAS Call for Papers on Climate Change. The paper is published in the E-Forum, Spring 2018-Volume 2. Special guest. Mary Downs, executive director of the American Academy of Actuaries, stands and is recognized during the CAS Business Session on May 14, 2018. Salut! Meeting attendees take time to relax and enjoy the reception. Good tidings! New Associate Samuel Annan (right) connects with friends at the New Associates Reception. Grip and grin. CAS President Brian Brown (left) congratulations new Fellow Marc Pezzicara. A splendid time! Colleagues catch up at a reception. Join the IABA! From left to right, new ACAS Nicole Harrington, Matthew Duke, ACAS, and Gloria Gilliam, ACAS, reported on the activities of the International Association of Black Actuaries during the CAS Business Session. Membership is open to all who support the IABA mission. For more information, visit blackactuaries.org. Time to celebrate. New ACAS David Hall has a chat at the Reception for New Associates on May 13. Bringing down the house. Featured speaker Jeffrey Ma spoke on “The House Advantage: How to Win with Data.” A family affair. Paul Braithwaite, FCAS, (far left) is the proud father of new Fellow Adam Braithwaite (far right). The father and son are joined by their spouses Nancy Braithwaite, FCAS, (center left) and Nicole Braithwaite.