Actuary Voices

Actuary Voices

Actuary Voices is the official podcast of the American Academy of Actuaries. This podcast brings you thoughtful conversations on the role of professionalism in both actuaries' day jobs and the Academy’s public policy work.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 33 mins

In a special edition of Actuary Voices, the Academy's Executive Director, Bill Michalisin, sits down with Academy President Lisa Slotznick for a wide-ranging discussion on their experiences in their respective positions and what lies ahead for the Academy in the coming year.

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On the newest Actuary Voices, Monique Hacker, board member and former president of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), highlights the importance of early exposure to the profession and the impact of organizations like IABA in fostering diversity and awareness in the actuarial profession.

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December 7, 2023 32 mins

Ron Gebhardtsbauer is a former senior pension fellow with the Academy and is one of the authors of the Academy’s latest paper Social Security and Financially Disadvantaged Groups. They discuss the paper, his experience as a volunteer and his contributions to the national conversation on Social Security.

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November 9, 2023 31 mins

Philip Mulder, Assistant Professor of Risk and Insurance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the .css-1t8gq41{border:none;background-image:none;background-color:transparent;box-shadow:none;color:#2F3133;cursor:pointer;font-size:inherit;padding:0;-webkit-text-decoration:inherit;text-decoration:inherit;width:-webkit-max-content;width:-moz-max-content;width:max-content;}.css-1t8gq41:hover,.css-1t8gq41:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:inherit;text-decoration:inherit;}

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October 24, 2023 26 mins

Sam Tashima, 2023 Rising Actuary award recipient, joins Actuary Voices to discuss the cyber insurance landscape and how actuaries can adjust to these emerging areas. As Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close, he also shares how the Cyber Risk Committee’s research contributes to current public policy issues.

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October 5, 2023 19 mins

Past Academy President Larry Zimpleman joins the latest episode of Actuary Voices to share his career journey, the rewarding value of volunteer work at the Academy and his insights on what’s next for the actuarial profession. 

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September 11, 2023 32 mins

Maria Kirilenko and Koren Holden, members of the Pension Committee and authors of the new issue brief Valuing Gender Expansive Data join Actuary Voices to discuss issues pension actuaries may consider when performing valuations using sex/gender expansive data. They also discuss their experience as Academy volunteers and how they joined the profession.

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August 10, 2023 35 mins

Robert Eaton, MAAA, FSA, a longstanding Academy volunteer, joins the latest episode of Actuary Voices to discuss the changing landscape of artificial intelligence in actuarial work. Eaton is the author of a recent Contingencies article on this topic.

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May 31, 2023 23 mins

Ritu Jain, co-founder and former president of the South Asian Network of Actuaries (SANA), discusses her professional path, the impetus behind the foundation of SANA and the important work it does, and her thoughts on the future of the profession.

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May 4, 2023 31 mins

On the latest episode of Actuary Voices, David Nolan speaks with Dwayne Husbands, President of the International Association of Black Actuaries, about the work of IABA and his path to the actuarial profession.

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March 31, 2023 41 mins

As Women's History Month draws to a close, David is joined by Amber Rohde, the Co-Founder and Board President of the Network of Actuarial Women and Allies (NAWA), as she discusses the origins of NAWA and the organization's efforts aimed at connecting and empowering women to be successful in the actuarial profession. She also opens up about her professional background and what led her to her current position as AVP and Actuary of En...

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February 24, 2023 37 mins

On this episode of Actuary Voices, David Nolan is joined by Linda Lankowski, the Chairperson of the PBR Implementation Work Group and longtime Academy volunteer. They discuss how she began her career, how the PBR Bootcamp has evolved over the years, and her thoughts on the future of the profession. 

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December 20, 2022 37 mins

On the latest episode of Actuary Voices, David Nolan is joined by Tricia Matson, the Chairperson for the ASOP No. 41 Taskforce and longtime Academy volunteer. They discuss her professional journey and answer questions related to the ASOP No. 41 Webinar that Tricia hosted in September.

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September 15, 2022 31 mins

Bruce Weinstein, also known as The Ethics Guy®, will be discussing ethical leadership in the workplace, and previewing the session he will be leading on ethics at the Academy's Annual Meeting on November 2, 2022.

Bruce is the CEO of the Institute for High-Character Leadership and writes about ethical leadership for Forbes magazine online. 

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June 29, 2022 30 mins

In this special edition of Actuary Voices, the Academy's Executive Director, Bill Michalisin, sits down with Academy President Maryellen Coggins for a wide-ranging discussion on their experiences thus far in their respective postions, as well as their visions for the future of the Academy.

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April 26, 2022 33 mins

Ben Slutsker, the Academy’s Life practice area vice president, is the latest guest on Actuary Voices, discussing his work with the Life Practice Council and why he enjoys volunteering with the Academy so much.

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March 15, 2022 31 mins

Sherry Chan, the Academy’s Pension vice president, is the latest guest on Actuary Voices, discussing her work on the Pension Practice Council and why volunteering with the Academy means so much to her.

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January 14, 2022 27 mins

Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Qualifications Lisa Slotznick joins the latest episode of Actuary Voices to discuss the recent revisions to the USQS and how they relate to the main areas of the actuarial profession. 

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November 22, 2021 24 mins

Christian Benjaminson joins the latest episode of Actuary Voices to discuss multiemployer pension plans, the impact of the American Rescue Plan, and his outlook on the Academy's role going forward.

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October 21, 2021 25 mins

The latest episode of Actuary Voices welcomes guest Cande Olsen, who shares insights about her actuarial career and recalls how networking has enriched her opportunities as a member of the Academy. Listen to her discuss her unique path and her contributions to the profession.

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