Brian Z. Brown Begins Term as President of the Casualty Actuarial Society
Anaheim, CA – November 8, 2017 – Brian Zunker Brown, FCAS, an insurance industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, began his term as the president of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) today in conjunction with the 2017 CAS Annual Meeting.
Brown is global casualty practice director for Milliman, Inc. where his areas of expertise are property and casualty insurance, especially ratemaking, loss reserve analysis, and actuarial appraisals for mergers and acquisitions. Brown has extensive experience in both commercial and personal lines, including professional liability and workers’ compensation. He has also provided legal support services to law firms.
Brown has been actively involved with the CAS for over three decades, having earned his Associateship with the CAS in 1985 and his Fellowship in 1988. He has served in a variety of volunteer positions for CAS, and has authored numerous publications, including several that have appeared in CAS research journals on topics such as workers’ compensation and mass torts. Brown is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and served as a board member for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation from 2013 to 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Illinois State University.
“I am honored to be president of the Casualty Actuarial Society, which after 100 years remains the premier educator of property casualty actuaries in the world,” Brown said. “CAS members continue to bring enormous value to employers in the age of predictive analytics and emerging risks, and we continue to innovate and adapt to industry needs through programs like The CAS Institute and our diversity initiatives. I look forward to joining my fellow CAS leaders to build upon our legacy of excellence.”
James K. Christie, FCAS, currently self-employed as a consulting actuary in Toronto, Ontario, assumed the role of president-elect of the CAS. Christie served on the CAS Board of Directors from 1992 to 1994 and also as CAS vice president-admissions from 2005 to 2008. He also served as president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
About the Casualty Actuarial Society
The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is a leading international organization for credentialing and professional education. CAS credentials demonstrate the expertise to identify, analyze and advise on the potential financial impact of risk and uncertainty. Professionals educated by the Casualty Actuarial Society empower business and government to make well-informed strategic, financial and operational decisions.