Sep/Oct 2018 Comings and Goings

Manuel Almagro, FCAS, has been promoted to chief financial officer at IFG Companies. Almagro has been the chief actuary at IFG Companies since 2000, with previous leadership positions at the Travelers Insurance Companies and Towers Watson.

Andrew K. Kempen, FCAS, has been promoted to the position of chief actuary at IFG Companies, taking on Almagro’s previous post. Kempen has been IFG’s chief pricing actuary since 2015. Prior to joining IFG, Kempen served in a number of actuarial roles, including positions at Milliman and ING.

Wei Xie, FCAS, has been appointed vice president of pricing and actuarial services at American Integrity Insurance Company. During the course of his career, Xie has managed teams in reserving, pricing and predictive analytics.

Rob Sanders, FCAS, has joined Compton & Wendler in the position of valuation analyst. Before his new post, Sanders was responsible for valuation research, cost and pricing trend analysis, financial forecasting and audit support for companies including Capital Group, Allianz and GEICO.

Rick Gorvett, FCAS, has accepted the position of professor and chair in the department of mathematics at Bryant University, in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Gorvett has served as staff actuary at the Casualty Actuarial Society since 2016 and, prior to that, he was the director of the actuarial science program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Claudine Modlin, FCAS, is the new head of strategic planning & competitive intelligence at Farmers Insurance. Modlin leaves Willis Towers Watson as their director of insurance consulting.


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