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Lehmann Becomes New Academy President; Other CAS Members Fill Academy Positions

Washington, D.C.—Steve Lehmann, former CAS president (1999), was installed on September 26 as the president of the American Academy of Actuaries at the organization’s annual meeting. Lehmann, a principal and consulting actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., based in Bloomington, IL, now heads both the Academy’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The board sets the strategic goals and priorities for the AAA, whose committees, task forces, and work groups regularly prepare testimony and provide objective information to Congress and senior federal policymakers; comment on proposed federal and state regulations; and work closely with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as well as state officials on issues related to insurance, pensions, and other forms of risk financing.

Steve Lehmann
Steve Lehmann

Lehmann, who succeeds Peter Perkins as president, has more than 35 years of actuarial experience that encompasses development of pricing strategies, including coordination of underwriting and rating programs, credit score analysis, financial examinations, loss-reserve opinions, rate filings, residual market studies, and rate of return analysis. He has testified before regulatory and legislative bodies on a variety of insurance matters, including ratemaking, risk classification, and rate of return.


Lehmann has written several professional papers in the casualty actuarial field and has leadership experience within actuarial organizations. In addition to serving as the CAS president, Lehmann served as vice president of the Academy’s Casualty Practice Council from 2001 to 2002. During both terms he served on the Academy’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Midwestern Actuarial Forum. Lehmann is a graduate of the University of Illinois.


Robert Miccolis, FCAS, a director with Deloitte Consulting in Philadelphia, is the new vice president of the Academy’s Casualty Practice Council, which provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on major property-casualty issues, including medical malpractice, terrorism risk, and
asbestos litigation.


Chuck Emma, FCAS, was elected and installed on September 26 as a director of the AAA. As a member of the Academy’s Board of Directors, Emma will help set the strategic goals and priorities for the organization. Emma is a principal and consultant with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources in Chicago. He has 22 years of actuarial experience, mainly focusing on loss reserving for property/casualty companies and self-insured organizations, and regulatory support. Emma frequently speaks about dynamical financial analysis, loss reserving, and risk-based capital. He also has authored a prize-winning paper on dynamic financial analysis. Emma currently serves as the chairperson of the Financial Soundness and Risk Management Committee of the Academy’s Casualty Practice Council. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.


Christopher Carlson, FCAS, was also installed as new Academy special director, based on his appointment as president-elect of the CAS.  

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