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Meet the Candidates for the
2012 CAS Elections

Dear Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society:

I am pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2012 CAS Elections.

Who are the candidates?

The following slate of candidates will be standing for elections this year.

Meet the Candidates

For President-Elect:

    Wayne H. Fisher

For Board of Directors:

    Charles A. Bryan
    David R. Chernick
    Ann M. Conway
    Michael C. Dubin
    Richard Fein
    Rick Gorvett
    David J. Oakden
    James B. Rowland

The slate of Board candidates includes all who petitioned for the Board during the petitioning period and those invited by the Nominating Committee. According to the recommendations presented in the Report of the 2002 Task Force on the CAS Election Process, which were adopted by the CAS Board in 2002, the Nominating Committee may nominate one person per open position.

What information is provided about the candidates?

Through the "Meet the Candidates" web page, all candidates are providing the information listed below so that you can make comparisons and informed voting choices.

  • A 25-word statement.
  • A one-page CAS biography.
  • An additional page of relevant biographical information.
  • A one-page statement on why the candidate wants to serve the CAS in the capacity of President-Elect or Director.
  • A one-page statement identifying issues that are of special interest to the candidate and any positions he or she may have on these issues.

On the Meet the Candidates web page, click on the appropriate link below each candidate's name to open a document. You may also print out all information provided by clicking on the link titled "Printable Version of Candidate Documents."

What Other Information is provided?

Review the CAS Board of Directors position description for an overview of the role and duties of the Board.

In addition, a breakdown of geographic and employment type information for continuing Board of Directors members with a comparison of this information versus the membership at-large has been provided.

What is the "Open Question Forum" and how does it work?

Note: The Open Question Forum is now closed.

The "Open Question Forum" provides Fellows the opportunity to pose questions to categories of candidates (not individuals). The Forum is open from June 25-July 6. Click on the "Ask the Candidates" link to access the form to submit a question. Select the candidate category from the drop-down menu, enter the required information, type your question in the space provided, and click "Submit Question." You will receive a confirmation e-mail that your question was received.

Once the Forum closes on the 6th, candidates will have one week to respond to your questions. Beginning on July 18, a link to the questions and responses will be posted under each candidate's name. In addition, the responses of all candidates will be compiled under each question on a separate Web page titled "Candidates Respond."

How and when do I vote?

Fellows will receive an e-mail announcing that the online voting booths have opened on August 1. Ballots will be mailed to Fellows who requested a paper ballet on August 1. Completed ballots must be submitted online or returned to the CAS Office by August 31, 2012.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the elections?

Your questions about and comments regarding these procedures are welcome and should be directed to office@casact.org.

I encourage you to take advantage of the information provided by the candidates and the question and answer forum. Most of all, you are strongly encouraged to add your voice to the future development and growth of the CAS by casting a ballot.

Thank you for your participation in our governance process.

Sincerely,
Patricia A. Teufel
CAS President