The Board of Governors of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and its Leadership Team recently named Gregory W. Heidrich to serve as the association’s executive director, according to Edward L. Robbins, SOA president. Heidrich will begin his new position on July 12.
“After a thorough search and consideration of a number of excellent candidates, the Leadership Team and Board felt that Greg’s unique combination of experience in association management, long record of proven capabilities, and knowledge of the actuarial profession made him the right person for this important position,” said Robbins. “However, what has truly impressed us is his record of leadership by building long-term, trusting relationships both internally and externally. After an extensive review, the Search Committee and Leadership Team unanimously concluded that he is the ideal person to lead the SOA staff,” added Robbins.
The SOA, located in Schaumburg, Ill., identifies itself as the largest professional actuarial organization in the world, serving over 18,000 members and the public. The SOA provides education in principles of actuarial science, advanced education, as well as professional development and continuing education for practicing actuaries. The SOA also conducts research to develop studies of historical experience and techniques for projections into the future and provides the foundation for further expansion of the profession.
Heidrich comes to the SOA from the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), in Des Plaines, Ill., where he has most recently served as senior vice president, Policy Development and Research. In that position, he was responsible for working with member insurers to develop public policy positions on all issues facing the industry, including extensive work on terrorism risk and natural catastrophe exposures.
Source: Society of Actuaries (SOA)
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