Member News Scenes from the 2017 Annual Meeting Posted on January 16, 2018 Event Coverage Members From Japan with love. Speakers from the Annual Meeting session “The Future of Auto Insurance: A Vision from Japan” presented a gift to Dave Core, CAS director of professional education and research. The speakers were part of a delegation from the Institute of Actuaries of Japan, led by Takaaki Fujii. Pictured left to right are Keisuke Nakajima, Shun Motegi, Masashi Hiratsuka, Nana Kato, Mr. Fujii, Mr. Core, Hirokazu Hirai and Tomohiro Itabashi. Sticking together. New Fellows and Travelers employees pose with CAS President Nancy Braithwaite. From left to right are Jonathan Parad, Jacqueline Dufficy, Braithwaite, Daniel DiMugno, Garry Sui-Tit-Tong and Erik Guffy. A solid friendship. Takaaki Fujii of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan and CAS President Nancy Braithwaite exchange gifts at a breakfast on November 7, 2017. Trust him. Featured speaker David Horsager speaks on how top leaders and organizations drive business results through trust. Horsager is CEO and best-selling author of The Trust Edge. Passing the torch. 2017 CAS Board Chair Steve Lowe (left) presents his successor, Nancy Braithwaite, with a plaque of recognition. Celebrating New Fellows. Nancy Braithwaite addresses the group assembled at the reception for new CAS Fellows on November 6, 2017. Family matters. Nancy Braithwaite (left) congratulates new FCAS J. Daniel Benzshawal and his wife, Allie. Cheers!: New ACAS Terry Robinson has a laugh with some friends. Chatting it up: Daniel Yeung (center) talks with colleagues at the reception for new Associates. Photo booth hijinks: New Associates ham it up at their reception. The three copains: Stephane Caron (left) and Simon Thibault (center) celebrate their achieving Associateship with colleague Jean-Philippe Le Cavalier. All three men work for Promutuel Group. Almost-candid shot: Steven Baluta (center) makes eye contact with the photographer at the New Associates Reception. Happy new FCAS: Samantha Andrews (right) joyfully accepts her diploma from President Braithwaite. Andrews is an assistant actuary with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston. Changing of the guard: Brian Brown (left) takes the helm from Nancy Braithwaite as new CAS president. Braithwaite becomes chair of the CAS Board of Directors.