CAS Journal Leadership Chosen
An author and active CAS committee member, Dean has served as CAS Board member, CAS Executive Council vice president-administration, and chair of the Examination Committee. Dean's committee and task force involvement has also included Investment, University Relations, Finance, Committee on Review of Papers, and Special Interest Seminars. Dean currently chairs the Investment Committee.
After many years of service with American States and SAFECO, Dean joined Ball State University in 2001 as the Lincoln Financial Group Distinguished Professor of Actuarial Science. Recently Dean accepted a new position in Commercial Lines with St. Paul Travelers Insurance.
Edlefson has served as a Proceedings of the Casualty Actuarial Society editor since 1997 and became PCAS editor in chief in 2004. He is an actuary and research director for American Family Insurance Group in Madison, Wisconsin.
Fein chaired the Committee on Review of Papers from 1999 to 2001. He served on the CAS Executive Council as vice president-programs (1988-1990) (which became Programs and Communications in the middle of Fein's term), as chair of the Committee on Health & Managed Care (1996-1999), and as president of the Regional Affiliate Casualty Actuaries of New England (1999-2002). Fein also served on the Long Range Planning Committee (1997-2000). He is a principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Dean, Edlefson, and Fein are members of the Publications Implementation Task Force.
The new journal will feature peer-reviewed articles focusing on practical applications and research of interest to casualty actuaries around the globe. The premier issue is scheduled for publication in mid-2007. The CAS is now accepting submissions for the new journal. Both CAS members and non-members are encouraged to submit articles to the new journal.
Log onto the CAS Web Site for more information on the new journal, including guidelines for submissions.