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Shawna Ackerman Becomes President of American Academy of Actuaries

Incoming Academy President Shawna Ackerman receives the gavel from outgoing President Steven Alpert. Ackerman is the 54th Academy president.

CAS Fellow Shawna Ackerman began her term as the 2018-2019 president of the American Academy of Actuaries at the organization’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in November 2018. As Academy President, Ackerman leads a professional association of more than 19,500 members whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession.

Ackerman has been an active CAS member and volunteer for over 20 years. Her CAS service includes CAS Examination and Ratemaking Committees, Variance Editorial Board and the CAS Board of Directors (2011-2014).

Ackerman’s numerous Academy volunteer positions include roles as vice president-casualty and chairperson of several committees. She is currently the chief actuary at the California Earthquake Authority and has held positions at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources and the California Department of Insurance.