Comings and Goings – Sept/Oct 2021

CAS Fellows Janet G. Lindstrom and Katy J. Bradica have been included in Insurance Business’s Elite Women 2021, the magazine’s annual list of distinguished women in insurance. This list recognizes businesswomen for their achievements and initiatives in 2021 and highlights their professional accomplishments and contributions to the industry. An influencer and change-maker in the insurance industry for over 30 years, Lindstrom is the executive vice president, chief transformation officer for Arch Insurance North America. She is passionate about mentorship, serving as a mentor through Menttium 100 and is Arch’s executive sponsor for the insurance group’s mentoring program. Bradica is chief pricing actuary at AXA XL and leads a team of actuaries and data scientists dedicated to improving risk selection and pricing. Known for her diversity and inclusion initiatives, Bradica is the executive sponsor for RISE, a business resource group dedicated to developing colleagues from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Brian Duperreault, ACAS, executive chair of AIG’s Board, is the recipient of the 2021 Business Insurance Lifetime Achievement award for outstanding accomplishments in the insurance and risk management sector. He will receive the award during a virtual ceremony on September 30. During his nearly 50 years in the insurance sector, Duperreault transformed some of the biggest companies in the industry. For more on Duperreault, see his video interview with CAS President Jessica Leong on the CAS YouTube Channel.

Dale Porfilio, FCAS, MAAA, has been named chief insurance officer at the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I). Porfilio has nearly 30 years of senior-level insurance industry executive experience with three publicly traded companies. He was most recently a senior vice president and corporate chief actuary at Genworth Financial, where he was responsible for the actuarial practice for all product lines and countries. Porfilio will also work closely with other Triple-I subject matter experts to develop industry insights and analyses, act as a media spokesperson on thought leadership matters and deliver board-level presentations at industry events and to Triple-I member companies.

Gary Haase, FCAS, will join CNA as chief operating officer from Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) at the start of the 4th quarter of 2021. Haase occupied various leadership roles during two decades at Catalina Holdings, gaining expertise in operational management and strategy, actuarial science, complex reinsurance commutations and practical application of big data and analytical technology solutions for the insurance industry. He is currently Catalina’s Group chief operating officer and occasionally teaches graduate-level courses in statistics and data analysis at the New York University Stern School of Business.

Larry A. Haefner, FCAS, CNA’s former chief actuary, will serve as the organization’s interim CFO. During a 13-year career at CNA, Haefner was closely aligned with the company finance team. His cross-functional understanding of CNA paired with his proven expertise in the P&C insurance business will ensure a smooth transition for the company.

Daniel Linton, FCAS, MAAA, and Roberto Perez, FCAS, MAAA, have joined Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, as the consulting firm’s senior consulting actuary and consulting actuary, respectively. Linton was previously a partner and consulting actuary at Select Actuarial in Nashville. His work included reserving and forecasting in alternative risk markets with a focus on large deductible, self-insured entities including Fortune 500 corporations, captives and municipal risk pools. Perez has been in the P&C insurance industry since 2016, most recently for The Hartford. His experience includes pricing for commercial automobile and commercial multiple peril, and loss and premium reserving including general liability, commercial automobile and workers’ compensation. Linton and Perez volunteer on the CAS Syllabus and Examination Committee and Perez serves on the CAS Latin America Regional Committee. ●