Member News Scenes from the 2018 Annual Meeting Posted on January 7, 2019 Event Coverage Members Monograph authors awarded honoraria. Anand Khare, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU, (left) is congratulated by CAS President Brian Brown during the CAS Annual Business Session for honoraria he and his co-authors Mark Goldburd, FCAS, MAAA, and Dan Tevet, FCAS, MAAA, received for their CAS monograph, “Generalized Linear Models for Insurance Rating.” The CAS Monograph Editorial Board established the honorarium in response to a call for monographs on predictive modeling in P&C ratemaking and pricing. Jim Kunce, FCAS, and Som Chatterjee, FCAS, were also awarded honoraria for their CAS monograph, “A Machine-Learning Approach to Parameter Estimation.” Mixing and mingling. Newly minted CAS Associates celebrate at a special reception honoring them and their families. A big check for big dreams. CAS Trust Scholarship winner Ann Pogrebitskiy (left) receives a big check in the amount of $10,000 from CAS President Brian Brown. Pogrebitsky attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kristen Marshall of Illinois State University and Adam Lathan of Drake University were also awarded $5,000 each from the CAS Trust. Actuary in training. Elizabeth Van De Mark practices receiving a Fellowship diploma with CAS President Brian Brown. Elizabeth is the daughter of new FCAS Canaan Jung Van De Mark and his wife, Amber Van De Mark, who holds the youngest Van De Mark, Emma. STEM/STEAM advocate is Annual Meeting featured speaker. Dr. Talithia Williams’s talk focused on how data and people can transform the future. Dr. Williams is a host of the PBS’s NOVA Wonders, a TED speaker and an author. Applause! Applause! New Associates give themselves a hand. Universities honored. Representatives from three schools were on hand to receive the CAS University Award during the Annual Business Session. Pictured with CAS President Brian Brown, from right to left, are: Guangyuan Gao of Renmin University of China; Alisa Havens Walch of the University of Texas at Austin; and Jelena Milovanovic of Arizona State University.