Nebraska’s Applied Underwriters Promotes 4 in Actuarial Department

March 1, 2021

Justin Smith, Jing Hong, Joan Klucarich and Jordan Comacchio have been promoted at Omaha, Nebraska-based global insurance and risk services firm Applied Underwriters, which is expanding its actuarial faculty and resources.

Smith was named chief underwriting officer; Hong, chief actuary; Klucarich, chief reserving actuary; and Comacchio, chief pricing actuary – Reinsurance.

The company said the promotions reflect both the ongoing refinements in leadership that evidence Applied Underwriters’ commitment to advancement from within its ranks, as well as developing talent to expand the enterprise through extraordinarily accomplished professionals applying intelligence, creativity and experience to key decisions and decision-making.

Smith joined Applied Underwriters in 2006, having held several roles for over 20 years in insurance pricing, underwriting, reserving and R&D. Previously, he taught at Oxford University and worked as an economist for the UK Government. He holds 10 patents in the insurance field. Smith is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Hong joined Applied Underwriters in 2009 following 10 years in the insurance field at Aon Hewitt and Kaiser as an actuarial consultant and health actuary respectively, with concentration in pricing, filing, underwriting, reserving, and researching. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Klucarich joined Applied Underwriters in 2005. Highly experienced, she has been in the insurance field for 35 years, including service at Fireman’s Fund and Milliman prior to joining Applied Underwriters. Klucarich is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Comacchio recently joined Applied Underwriters from Greenlight Re, where he was the corporate actuary. He brings reinsurance experience in both underwriting and actuarial science. He is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries

Applied Underwriters is a global risk services firm that operates widely throughout the US, UK, and EU. Its operational headquarters is located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Source: Applied Underwriters

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