Meet the Candidates: Roosevelt Mosley

Candidate Information

  • ACAS: November 1996
    FCAS: November 1999

    Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
    Bachelor of Science in Statistics
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    December 1993

    Current Employment:

    Principal & Consulting Actuary
    Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
    Bloomington, IL

    CAS Activities and Publications:

    • Public Relations Advisory Committee, 2019 – Present
    • CAS/SOA Joint Committee for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity, 2019 – Present
    • iCAS Continuing Education Requirements Development Committee, 2018 – Present
    • Media Spokesperson, 2016 – Present
    • Midwest Actuarial Forum, 1996 – Present
    • Bias in Insurance Working Group, 2020
    • Education Task Force, 2019
    • Nominating Committee, 2017 – 2020
    • Diversity Committee, 2016 – 2019
    • Variance Peer Reviewer, 2014 – 2018
    • Data Science/Predictive Analytics Market Intelligence Group, 2016 – 2017
    • Data Science/Predictive Analytics Council, 2016 – 2017
    • Publications Management Board, Ex Officio, 2013 – 2016
    • Committee on Sponsorships and Advertising, Ex Officio, 2013 – 2016
    • Executive Council, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, 2013 – 2016
    • Brand Implementation Task Force, 2013 – 2015
    • Volunteer Resources Committee, 2013
    • Risk Management Committee, 2012 – 2013
    • “Social Media Analytics: Data Mining Applied to Insurance Twitter Posts,” Casualty Actuarial Society E-Forum, Winter 2012-Volume 2, pp. 1-36
    • Volunteer Support Task Force, 2012 – 2013
    • Task Force on Board Operations and Structure, 2010 – 2011
    • Hachemeister and Michelbacher Prizes Committee, 2010 – 2013
    • Variance Editorial Board, Editor 2008 – 2012
    • Program Planning Committee, 2008 – 2013
    • Task Force on CAS Education Strategy, 2007 – 2008
    • Strategic Planning Committee, 2005 – 2014, Chairperson 2012 – 2013
    • Board of Directors, 2005 – 2008
    • Long Range Planning Committee, 2005 – 2007
    • Ratemaking Seminar Committee, 2004 – 2006
    • “Estimating Claim Settlement Values Using GLM,” 2004 CAS Discussion Paper Program – Applying and Evaluating Generalized Linear Models
    • Examination Committee, 2003 – 2005
    • Design Task Force on Exams 3 and 4, 2002
    • Committee on Professionalism Education, 1999 – 2005
    • Joint CAS/SOA Committee on Minority Recruiting, 1999 – 2004
    • University Liaison, 1999 – 2003

    Other Actuarial Organizations:

    • The Actuarial Foundation Board of Trustees, 2020 – Present
    • AAA Price Optimization Task Force, 2015 – 2016
    • AAA Auto Insurance Committee, 2012 – 2019, Chairperson 2016 – 2019
    • AAA Governance Task Force, 2010
    • AAA Communications Task Force, 2010
    • International Association of Black Actuaries Foundation Board of Directors, 2004 – 2006, Vice President, 2003 – 2004

    Other Professional Designations:

    • Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics, 2017
    • Member, American Academy of Actuaries, 1996
  • Employment History - Prior Employers:

    • State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Various Actuarial Positions, 1994 – 1998, Bloomington, IL
    • Vesta Insurance Group, Actuarial Manager, 1998 – 1999, Birmingham, AL
    • Miller, Herbers, Lehmann & Associates, Inc., Consulting Actuary, 1999 – 2002, Bloomington, IL

    Membership and Activities in Other Organizations:

    • National African American Insurance Association, 2020 – Present

    Civic Activities:

    • Heartland Community College Foundation Board of Trustees, 2014 – Present

    Other Publications:

    • “What Executives Need to Know About Predictive Analytics in 2020,” Carrier Management, January 2020
    • “The Use of Analytics for Claim Fraud Detection,” SAS Global Forum, March 2014
    • “Heard on the Street – Customer Reactions to Telematics,” Contingencies, March/April 2014
    • “Consumer Reactions to Usage Based Insurance,” Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. Research Report, September 2013
    • “Predictive Analysis of Auto Insurance Purchasing Behavior on the Internet,” SAS Global Forum, March 2011
    • “An Analytical Approach to Determining Customer Value,” SAS Global Forum, March 2010
    • “Living Without Credit Scoring,” Contingencies, July/August, 2007, pp. 42-44
    • “Detecting a Pattern,” Best’s Review, May 2005, pp. 68-70
    • “Fine Tuning Your Instrument: U.S. Insurers Take Note from Pricing Insurance Practices in Other Countries,” IN Magazine, June 2004

    Awards and Recognitions:

    • CAS Management Data and Information Prize, 2012 for “Social Media Analytics: Data Mining Applied to Insurance Twitter Posts”
  • I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the Casualty Actuarial Society as President-Elect. Since obtaining my FCAS, I have served the actuarial profession continuously though the CAS, the American Academy of Actuaries, The CAS Institute, the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), and The Actuarial Foundation. This service has included a varied number of roles and positions, including member of the CAS Board of Directors and the CAS Vice President of Marketing and Communications. The actuarial profession has provided me with numerous opportunities for professional and personal development. I have benefited tremendously from being a CAS member. It is because of this development and these benefits that I have chosen to serve and contribute to the CAS in the ways that I have. The opportunity to serve as the President-Elect is simply an opportunity for greater servant leadership.

    During my volunteer service with the CAS, I have had the opportunity to work with and cultivate relationships with a number of past CAS presidents. I also worked in the same firm with two past CAS presidents during their presidential terms. I have seen presidents in action not only as they have served the CAS, but also how they have worked and led in other ways that were not as visible. I learned from them that being successful in this role requires a number of different traits. These traits include dedication, commitment, and tact, even in the face of challenging situations. I have demonstrated these attributes both in my service to the CAS as well as in my professional career. As an example, working with regulators on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) can be challenging given significant differences of opinions. However, demonstrating a dedication to working through the issues, a commitment to true collaboration and diplomacy in addressing this very sensitive issue has led to the beginnings of productive conversations.

    I want to serve as President-Elect because my experience has prepared me to lead during this time of evolution and change. There are a number of opportunities facing the CAS, including further positioning ourselves as trailblazers in analytics and addressing DE&I issues for both CAS and the constituents we serve. I have been involved in the growth and development of predictive analytics since the start of my consulting career in 1999. I have worked tirelessly to define the critical role that actuaries play on analytics teams, and also to help actuaries develop to take these roles. I will continue these efforts as President-Elect.

    I am also involved with numerous efforts related to DE&I within my firm and in the actuarial profession, including committee work for the CAS specifically and jointly with the SOA. Being an African-American, I have not only been involved in work related to this issue, I have lived this issue. I can remember times early in my career attending actuarial and industry meetings where I would be the only Black person there. I have been accused of reverse discrimination because I was a member of IABA. Experiences such as these remind me that while we have come a long way, we still have a long way to go. I believe my work in this area and my life experiences have prepared me to lead through this challenging issue.

  • While there are a number of issues that are facing the CAS, I will highlight three of the issues that I believe present significant opportunities for CAS: effective communication, continued focus on the strategic plan, and DE&I.

    Having served in leadership in both the CAS and in my professional life, I understand that leaders often have to make difficult decisions that are in the best interests of those they serve. These decisions are regularly made by contemplating information and discussions that are not available to a wider audience. Moreover, there are times when decisions are time sensitive and require expediency. In today’s world where the pace is accelerating, this is likely going to continue to be the case. Being part of a leadership team that is navigating a company through the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced several requisites about communication. First, there are some issues where over-communication has to be the default. Second, this communication has to happen at all stages of the process, including before and after a decision is made. Third, the communication needs to be bilateral. As President-Elect, I will continue to recognize the importance of effective communication and work to ensure that this communication is happening as it should.

    CAS 2021 – 2023 strategic plan places an emphasis on a combination of skills that will be vital for the actuary of tomorrow to possess: analytics, problem solving and domain knowledge. To continue moving this envisioned future forward, it will be important to further develop and refine these skills in our members, and to communicate the capabilities of actuaries to our constituents. While I have been active in actuarial communities, part of my actuarial and professional service has also been involved in the broader insurance community demonstrating the capabilities of the actuarial profession. As President Elect, I will continue the progress that has been started that will prepare our members and the constituents we serve for our envisioned future.

    DE&I presents an area of continued opportunity for the CAS, both internal and external. The CAS has been committed to increasing DE&I within the actuarial profession for as long as I have been a member. However, the events of the last year have increased the focus on DE&I. There is significant progress that can be made to both attract, develop and retain diverse talent. As President Elect, I will work diligently and collaboratively to ensure this becomes a reality. There is also an external opportunity. The constituents we serve are also being faced with these issues, and discussions are ongoing with regulators, legislators and the public in general about how to address these issues. Unfortunately, many of these discussions occur without actuaries at the table. There is an opportunity for actuaries to demonstrate our analytics, problem solving and domain knowledge skills to ensure that the true implications of any decision are fully understood, and to propose additional solutions to help advance the discussions. I have had the opportunity to be involved in these efforts as part of actuarial committee work and in my professional capacity. As President-Elect, I will continue to bring the voice of the actuary to the forefront in this area.

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