Mar/Apr 2018 Comings and Goings

Charles Angell, FCAS, is a recipient of the 2017 Robert Dineen Award, awarded by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for outstanding service and contribution to the state regulation of insurance. Angell joined the Alabama Department of Insurance in 2008 as a casualty actuary and was named deputy commissioner in September 2009.

Christian Fournier, FCAS, has been appointed to the position of president and COO of Québec insurer La Capitale Général’s P&C division. Fournier joined La Capitale Général in 2011. Prior to joining La Capitale, Fournier was vice president at The Co-operators, and vice president actuary at the Union Canadienne.

Bradley Parent, ACAS, has been appointed to the position of assistant vice president/actuary at BMS Re U.S. Parent was most recently a consulting actuary for the Christopher Gross Consulting Group, where he worked in reserving, pricing, reinsurance, predictive modeling and software development.

John Hsu, FCAS, has been appointed to assistant vice president of enterprise risk management at Selective Insurance Group. Hsu joined Selective in July 2017. Prior to that, he served as chief reserving actuary at Hallmark Financial Services.

Captive Review has included CAS Board Director Robert J. Walling III, FCAS, MAAA, CERA, among its “Power 50” list for the second year in a row. Walling is a principal and consulting actuary for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. He has been consulting in the captive insurance space since 1997.

Bill Mech, FCAS, RIMS-CRMP, has been appointed vice president of enterprise risk control for Connexus Credit Union, a large multi-state credit union with more than 300,000 members. Mech formerly served as the CRO at GuideOne Insurance. With his new assignment, Mech has taken on the task of adapting the insurance industry’s Own Risk & Solvency Assessment processes to the financial services industry’s ERM needs. He will be speaking on this topic at the Risk Management Society Annual Conference in San Antonio in April.

Scott Sobel, FCAS, has won Tennis Hackathon, a competition launched January 2018 by Tennis Australia that has attracted machine-learning scientists from around the world. Over 2,700 entries were received for solutions to automate calling forced and unforced errors in professional tennis. For details on Sobel’s win, visit


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