Scott Rosenthal, FCAS, has been promoted to executive vice president at Holborn Corporation, a U.S.-based independent reinsurance broker. He is the head of the analytical services unit, which includes actuarial services and catastrophe modeling. He joined Holborn in 2007 with over a decade of industry experience.
Sanjay Godhwani, FCAS, has been named president of North America region at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI). Godhwani will be responsible for all North America region underwriting and underwriting support groups, customer and broker engagement, and BHSI’s global catastrophe engineering and analytics group. He has over 25 years of industry experience.
Sam LaDuca, FCAS, MAAA, has been appointed chief actuary at Concert Group Holdings. LaDuca joins Concert after 25 years with Merchants Insurance Group, where he held several senior positions, most recently executive vice president for product, underwriting and actuarial. Before Merchants, he worked for three years at PwC as a senior consultant in the firm’s casualty actuarial and risk management practice.
Amy Fournier, FCAS, MAAA, has been appointed vice president and chief actuary at AF Group, a holding company whose affiliated brands provide workers’ compensation and other specialty insurance solutions. Across the U.S., Fournier’s responsibilities include oversight of AF Group’s actuarial and data science, along with pricing and rate functions.
Jonathan Summers, ACAS, has been promoted to senior vice president, Head of Hedging Strategy, and he is responsible for Venerable’s hedge strategy, derivatives trading and associated risk monitoring and reporting. Summers has experience with variable and fixed annuities, as well as retirement plan business. He previously held roles in hedging, risk reporting, financial reporting, product development, and modeling with Voya Financial, ING Group, and Fidelity and Guaranty Life.
Doug Nation, FCAS, has been promoted to vice president-actuary at Society Insurance. Nation works closely with Society’s teams to complete reserve estimates, rate indications, predictive analytics, management reporting and special projects to balance profitability and growth. He was previously the actuarial manager for National Interstate, where he worked on developing reserve estimates, internal performance monitoring, and pricing and structure development for large accounts.
James Wencil, ACAS, MAAA, has been promoted to consulting actuary at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources. Wencil has been in the property-casualty industry with Pinnacle since 2016. The focus of his assignments has been loss reserving, loss cost projections, funding studies, predictive analytics and ratemaking. He is a member of the CAS University Liaison Committee.
Megan Baker, FCAS, MAAA, has joined Pinnacle Actuarial Resources from Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, where she was the manager of the company’s property-casualty commercial lines actuarial team. In that role, she managed and prepared commercial lines filings and completed rate reviews and pricing analyses. She served as the company’s subject matter expert in matters associated with business owners, personal and commercial umbrella, and commercial package policy ratings.
CAS Board Chair Jessica Leong, FCAS, has founded the consulting firm Octagram, which will be focused on making data and analytics a competitive advantage for companies in the property-casualty commercial insurance space. Prior to Octagram, Leong led the data science team at Zurich North America, where she brought measurable business impact across underwriting and claims for the customer.
Patrick Newell, FCAS, has been named a consulting actuary for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in Bloomington, Illinois. Newell worked with Pinnacle before as an actuarial analyst from 2012 to 2015. He rejoins from the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), where he was a financial analyst lead, managing a team that supervised all financial management reporting on a $16 billion auto insurance book of business.
Joey Sveda, FCAS, has been promoted to consulting actuary from associate actuary for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources. Sveda joined Pinnacle in 2018 and is a member of its predictive analytics team. He has experience in commercial and personal lines pricing plans, actuarial studies for captives involving loss reserving and commercial lines rate making.