In Remembrance is an occasional column featuring short obituaries of CAS members who have recently died. Longer versions of these obituaries are posted on the CAS website at bit.ly/PCASobits.
Silicon Valley Native
Robert A. Weber (ACAS 1987)
Rob Weber grew up in the region that would later be dubbed California’s Silicon Valley, the epicenter of high tech, innovation and social media. He attended Lynbrook High School in San Jose, where he was part of the track team, and attended nearby Stanford University, graduating in December 1979 with a BS in math sciences.
He began his actuarial career in 1980, working three years with Argonaut Insurance Company in Menlo Park, where he focused on areas of medical malpractice and workers’ compensation pricing and reserving. He left his home state and was next hired by Oregon Mutual Insurance Company as the company’s first actuary. He worked there for three years with responsibilities for pricing, reserving, accounting, computer development and statistical reporting. In late 1986, Weber met Gustave Krause, FCAS, who persuaded the young man to go east and join Tillinghast, Nelson & Warren in Atlanta, Georgia, in January 1987.
California beckoned Weber back in 1988, and he began working for Coopers & Lybrand in Irvine. In 1991 he left the company and opened his own firm in Irvine, Weber Consulting. The organization operated for about 28 years.