Donald Segal Takes Office as 62nd President of the Society of Actuaries

Nov 01, 2010, 08:00 ET from Society of Actuaries

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announces that Donald Segal, FSA, FCA, MAAA, EA, is the 62nd president of the SOA. He assumed this role at the recently concluded Annual Meeting, attended by more 1,900 participants in New York.  

With the start of his 2010–2011 term as president, Segal will work towards expanding the SOA's research capability by providing rapid-response research to support public policymakers and others, strengthening inter-organizational ties with the other North American actuarial organizations through even more cooperative endeavors and shared infrastructure, highlighting the fine work of members of the profession and improving communications with members.

"I plan to focus on what I call the five 'C's':  commitment to our profession, communication with our members, collaboration with other actuarial organizations, customer focus, and continuing professional development," said Segal.

Based in New York, NY, Segal is a vice president with Aon Hewitt specializing in the analysis, interpretation, and application of laws and guidance as they apply to qualified retirement plans.  Segal has a long history of involvement in professional organizations including serving on program committees and two IRS Advisory committees.  Segal is a graduate of Yale University and his prior role was as vice president at JP Morgan Compensation and Benefit Strategies. He is a previous vice president of the SOA, the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA).  

Segal is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (FCA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and an Enrolled Actuary (EA).  Segal has been an actuary for more than 40 years and has received lifetime achievement awards from both the SOA and the CCA.

"Don Segal has a long-standing record of outstanding service to the actuarial profession and I look forward to his leadership over the next year that will benefit both the SOA and the members we serve," remarked Greg Heidrich, executive director of the SOA.

About the SOA

The Society of Actuaries is an educational, research and professional organization dedicated to serving the public, its members and its candidates. The SOA's mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business and societal problems. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk.

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