Phil Brodeur, FCAS, has been promoted to vice president, risk services at RLI, assuming leadership and oversight for RLI’s pricing, reservations, risk management, reinsurance and due diligence functions. Brodeur joined RLI in 2007 as an intern and last served as associate vice president of risk services.
Temar Richards, ACAS, has been appointed vice president, actuary at Bermudian-based Relm Insurance. Richards will contribute to the execution of Relm’s strategic vision as well as optimizing the company’s pricing, reserving, product development and risk management strategies. He was previously lead actuary at Nayms, the island-based crypto native reinsurance marketplace.
Logan Jaklin, FCAS, has been promoted to vice president–actuarial services at SECURA Insurance. Jaklin joined SECURA in 2013 as an actuarial analyst. He became the director of actuarial services in 2020.
Scott Jean, FCAS, president and CEO at EMC Insurance Cos. in Des Moines, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State’s department of mathematics during a ceremony earlier this month in Ames. The award recognizes distinguished alumni and friends from the department. Jean began his career with EMC Insurance as an intern in 1991 and joined full time after graduating college. He became president and CEO in March 2020. Jean serves as the chairman and CEO of EMC National Life, an EMC affiliate that offers life insurance products.
Peter Ott, FCAS, MAAA; Monica Shokrai, FCAS, MAAA; and Samuel J.Y. Tashima, FCAS,MAAA, were recently recognized by the American Academy of Actuaries as part of the organization’s Rising Actuary Awards. The awards recognize young actuarial leaders — 35 years and younger or credentialed 10 years or less — who are making an impact in the actuarial profession. Ott is a senior pricing officer for property at Swiss Re, Shokrai is the head of actuarial, analytics and systems in business risk and insurance at Google, and Tashima is the director and actuary, head of cyber risk consulting and analytics for Aon, North America.
Lisa Slotznick, FCAS, began a one-year term as president of the American Academy of Actuaries in November 2023. Slotznick has been a member of the CAS since 1987 and has served on both the Syllabus and Examination Committee and the Financial Reporting and Analysis Committee. Slotznick has served in many volunteer roles at the Academy, including as vice president of casualty, as chairperson of the Climate Change Joint Committee and of the Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting, and as vice chairperson of the Committee on Qualifications. She is currently retired after 43 years as a practicing actuary.