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CAS Marketing and Communication Efforts Recognized with Six Industry Awards

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has received six awards across three association award programs for exemplary work completed in 2020. The three programs include the EXCEL Awards, TRENDY Awards and Communicator Awards. CAS CEO Victor Carter-Bey said, "The CAS is exceptionally proud to be recognized for our creativity, innovation and differentiation by receiving these six industry awards." The complete listing of awards includes:

Student Central Summer Program

The CAS Student Central Summer Program was established to fill the void created by cancelled internships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few short weeks, CAS staff and volunteers created an eight-week-long program that covered a variety of actuarial skills and offered a mentoring component from 93 seasoned actuaries. When the program was officially announced, over 630 students applied to participate. The CAS was able to accommodate 155 students whose internships had been cancelled into the mentor-led program and offered an independent-study version of the program to the remaining applicants.


  • Communicator Award of Excellence
  • Silver TRENDY Award from Association TRENDS for e-Learning and Live Training

Actuary to Actuary: How to Help Combat Racism in the Workplace

The September 2020 edition of Future Fellows featured an article written by Gloria Asare, FCAS, a leader and mentor for the International Association of Black Actuaries. In this article she shares her experiences and those of other members in dealing with racism in and outside the workplace, some research about diversity in the actuarial profession, and IABA recommendations about what white actuaries and other insurance professionals can do to work toward eradicating racism in the P/C insurance industry. "It only requires you to be intentional, vulnerable and open to learning," she writes, providing a list of dos and don'ts that starts with acknowledging the issue.  


  • Communicator Award of Excellence

Celebration of New Members

Because of COVID-19, the CAS shifted to a virtual environment for the 2020 Annual Meeting; we embraced this new setting as an opportunity to re-envision the Celebration and engage our audience in a new and different way. In its new virtual format, the 2020 Celebration of New Members featured engaging and unique content interspersed among the newly recognized individuals. First, we asked those being honored to submit photos to share on screen. All photos submitted were placed into a large montage that morphed into our logo. We also featured a fun, new twist with congratulations from guests outside our community: celebrity cameos. In addition, several past CAS Presidents were featured in congratulatory videos.


  • Communicator Award of Distinction

Thanks for Stepping Up Campaign

In 2020, the CAS wanted to recognize the volunteers who put in extra effort to assist in the execution of new and existing programs in the face of the challenges that COVID-19 presented. These volunteers “stepped up” to help as we transitioned in-person events to virtual, shifted our credentialing exams from paper and pencil to computer-based testing, and served as mentors for students who had unexpectedly had their summer internships cancelled, among many other contributions. So, CAS launched the “Thanks for Stepping Up” campaign. Our engagement team partnered with a vendor to create custom CAS socks for distribution to select volunteers.  These socks were paired along with a thank you note and sent to key volunteers who stepped up in this unprecedented time of need.  With this campaign, the CAS was able to recognize over 250 volunteers who knocked our socks off in 2020.


  • Gold EXCEL Award from Association Media and Publishing for Direct Mail – Single Piece
  • Bronze TRENDY Award from Association TRENDS for Promotional Item

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