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Results of 2011 CAS Election

09/02/2011 —

Balloting for the 2011 CAS election closed on August 31, 2011. A total of 1,375 Fellows voted (35.5%), as compared to 1,166 Fellows last year (31.9%).

Gary Josephson has been elected President-Elect.

Shawna S. Ackerman, Steven D. Armstrong, Annette J. Goodreau, and James R. Merz have been elected to the Board of Directors.

According to the election procedures approved by the Board, all vote counts are released to the membership. These follow:

President-Elect
Gary Josephson 1,064
 
Director
Steven D. Armstrong 646
Shawna S. Ackerman 609
Annette J. Goodreau 605
James R. Merz 605
Deborah M. Rosenberg 523
Kevin S. Burke 498
Nasser Hadidi 439
Richard D. Easton 382

The CAS Constitution and Bylaws may be amended by an affirmative vote of 10% of the Fellows or two-thirds of the Fellows voting, whichever is greater. The results of the four proposed Constitution and Bylaws revisions on the 2011 CAS elections ballot are as follows:

Do you approve the Constitution and Bylaws changes allowing Associates to vote (i.e. to become Voting Members of the CAS) five years after they are recognized as Associates, if they have not yet attained Fellowship?

Yes – 523 (39.2%)
No – 812 (60.8%)
This revision was not approved.

On the condition that the first question passes, do you approve the Constitution and Bylaws changes making all Voting Members eligible to be elected members of the Board?

Yes – 456 (35.9%)
No – 816 (64.2%)
This revision was not approved.

Do you approve the Constitution and Bylaws changes related to the discipline process?

Yes – 963 (81.4%)
No – 220 (18.6%)
This revision was approved.

Do you approve of the elimination of antiquated language from the Constitution and Bylaws related to Affiliate members?

Yes – 1,191 (90.8%)
No – 121 (9.2%)
This revision was approved.

Finally, earlier this year, the following members were elected or re-elected by the Board to serve as Vice Presidents:

  • Leslie R. Marlo, Vice President-Administration
  • Virginia R. Prevosto, Vice President-Admissions
  • Barry Franklin, Vice President- ERM
  • Kris D. DeFrain, Vice President-International
  • Nancy A. Braithwaite, Vice President-Marketing and Communications
  • Chester John Szczepanski, Vice President-Professional Education
  • Alice M. Underwood, Vice President-Research and Development

Congratulations to the new President-Elect and Board members, and to our new and continuing Vice Presidents! These members will assume or re-assume their positions at the close of the 2011 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

On behalf of the CAS, I want to thank all of the candidates in the 2011 election for their willingness to run and, if elected, to serve.

Ralph Blanchard
President, Casualty Actuarial Society

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