Jan/Feb 2016 Comings and Goings

Craig Kliethermes, FCAS, MAAA, will assume the role of RLI Insurance Company president & COO as of January 1, 2016. Kliethermes had previously served as RLI’s executive vice president, operations, since 2013. Kliethermes joined RLI in 2006 as vice president, actuarial services, and was promoted to senior vice president, risk services, in 2009. Prior to joining RLI, he served in executive positions with Lockton Companies, GE Insurance/Employers Reinsurance and John Deere Insurance Company.

Lockton has named Justin VanOpdorp, FCAS, MAAA, as the insurance broker’s first chief analytics officer. VanOpdorp joined Lockton in 2006 and has more than 20 years of actuarial and analytical experience. He previously was an actuary and leader with GE Insurance Solutions, Fireman’s Fund and Milliman.

Lockton also announced that Mark Moitoso, FCAS, MAAA, will join the company as senior vice president and analytics practice leader. Moitoso is a 25-year veteran of Liberty Mutual Insurance, most recently serving as executive vice president and general manager of national accounts for Liberty Mutual in Boston.

Scott G. Sobel, FCAS, MAAA, has joined Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting, Inc. as principal. Sobel’s responsibilities include serving as a lead predictive modeler and providing strategies for advancing to higher levels of analytical sophistication. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Sobel provided predictive analytics consulting services for EagleEye Analytics and has also held actuarial positions at the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Bankers Insurance Group and the Florida Farm Bureau.

FTI Consulting has appointed CAS Past President Paul Braithwaite, FCAS, as co-leader the firm’s global insurance services practice. Currently serving as senior managing director at FTI, Braithwaite joined the company in 2009. He has held senior executive positions for more than 20 years in actuarial, underwriting and general management roles. Braithwaite has also served in a variety of CAS leadership roles, acting as vice president-administration (1994-1997) and as president (2005-2006).