CCA Volunteer Committees

The Conference of Consulting Actuaries maintains the following volunteer-driven committees to achieve our goals. We thank the many volunteers for their continued efforts. If you are interested in participating in a committee, please complete the Volunteer Form and a representative of the CCA will contact you to answer any questions regarding time commitments and activities.

Governance Committees

Meets at least once each year to review the 401(k) investment options.

Reports To

Craig P. Rosenthal

Chair
Paul M. Sepe

Committee Members

  • Rob O. Bacher
  • Jerry Mingione

Staff Liaison
Jim Uhlarik

The Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending any employee benefit program changes to the Board. Additionally, the Committee assists the Executive Director with employee benefit program administration as needed.

Reports To

Craig P. Rosenthal

Chair
Cheryl A. Ham

Committee Members

  • Rob O. Bacher
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • John J. Schubert
  • Dale H. Yamamoto
Staff Liaison

Jim Uhlarik

This committee reviews and analyzes the financial condition of the Conference and presents the annual budget and quarterly financial statements to the Board of Directors. The Treasurer serves as the committee chair.

Reports To

Craig Rosenthal

Chair
Craig Rosenthal

Committee Members

  • Rob O. Bacher
  • Douglas J. Carey
  • Michael S. Clark
  • Eli Greenblum
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Jerry Mingione
  • Nadine Orloff
  • Thomas E. Persichetti
  • Craig P. Rosenthal
  • David Scharf
  • Paul Sepe

Staff Liaisons
Kelly M. Fanella
Jim Uhlarik

This Task Force is constituted by the President on an as-needed basis.

Reports To

Paul Sepe

Chair
Mariah Becker

Committee Members

  • James Dolstad
  • Kenny Herbold
  • David Scharf
  • Paul Sepe
  • Josh Shapiro
  • Gail Steward

Staff Liaison
Kelly Fanella
Shannon Peterson

This committee is responsible for reviewing and determining staff compensation.

Chair
Derek N. Guyton

Committee Members

  • David Scharf
  • Yi-Ling Lin

Staff Liaison
Kelly M. Fanella

This committee is responsible for nominating a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors for presentation to and approval by the CCA members. This committee also develops a slate of candidates for officers of the CCA for presentation to and approval by the Board of Directors.

Chair

Derek N. Guyton

Committee Members

  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Maria M. Sarli
  • David Scharf

Staff Liaison
Kelly M. Fanella

This committee assesses the feasibility of strategic initiatives recommended by the Board of Directors, prioritizes and determines the implementation process for these initiatives, and makes recommendations to the Board.

Reports To

David Scharf

Chair
Yi-Ling Lin

Committee Members

  • Nick Allen
  • Rob O. Bacher
  • Kenny Herbold
  • James Jones
  • Jessica Kachur
  • Melissa Kolle
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Malcolm Merrill
  • Stacey Schmid
  • Josh Shapiro

Staff Liaisons
Kelly M. Fanella
Shannon Peterson

 

To honor Irwin I. “Wynn” Kent, President from 1989-1990 for the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, his family and friends established an award in Mr. Kent’s name through The Actuarial Foundation.

The intent of this award is to recognize members of the actuarial profession who have contributed to the public’s understanding of financial risk and to encourage more actuaries to engage in these activities. Activities recognized by the Award include, but are not limited to: Literature, speeches, work with the media, and volunteering and representing the profession in areas outside the actuarial profession.

The Committee is responsible for reviewing nominations submitted and making recommendations for recipients based on the criteria established. The Committee members work in conjunction with The Actuarial Foundation staff to ensure that the process is timely.

Reports To

David Scharf

Chair
John H. Lowell

Committee Members

  • Kenneth A. Kent
  • Nadine Orloff
  • John J. Schubert
  • Dale H. Yamamoto
Staff Liaison
Kelly Fanella

Member Committees

This committee plans the program for the Annual Meeting, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, and is responsible to the Board for the design and implementation of such programs.

Reports To
David Scharf

Chair
Cheryl A. Ham

Vice Chair
David Tuomala

Committee Members
  •  Stuart H. Alden
  •  Paul Angelo
  •  Mariah Becker
  •  Elena V. Black
  •  Stephanie Calandro
  •  Douglas J. Carey
  •  Michael S. Clark
  •  Michael J. de Leon
  •  James Dolstad
  •  Jay K. Egelberg
  •  Stephen N. Eisenstein
  •  Wilfredo J. Gaitan
  •  Richard O. Goehring
  •  Derek N. Guyton
  •  Scott A. Hittner
  •  Mitchell H. Hofing
  •  Koren L. Holden
  •  Justin N. Hornburg
  •  R. E. Inglis
  •  James L. Jones
  •  Todd D. Kanaster
  •  Kelly L. Karger
  •  David J. Kershner
  •  Sumit Kundu
  •  Yi-Ling Lin
  •  Deborah J. Marcotte
  •  Bryan McCormick
  •  Phillip A. Merdinger
  •  John M. Merrill
  •  Jerry Mingione
  •  Mitsuyasu Nishiwaki
  •  Felix A. Okwaning
  •  Jeremy P. Olszewski
  •  Trevis G. Parson
  •  Yubo Qiu
  •  Craig P. Rosenthal
  •  Patricia A. Rotello
  •  Lance P. Roteman
  •  David Scharf
  •  Paul Sepe
  •  John J. Schubert
  •  Margaret T. Sherwood
  •  Alan J. Silver
  •  Ian M. Smith
  •  Mike Spetko
  •  Gail Steward
  •  Tanya E. Sun
  •  Todd N. Tauzer
  •  Thomas S. Terry
  •  David M. Tuomala
  •  Lance J. Weiss
  •  Dale H. Yamamoto

Staff Liaison
Matt Noncek

 

Reports to
David Scharf

Chair
Larry Sher

Committee Members

  • Jim Berberian
  • Stephen Breeding
  • Bruce Cadenhead
  • Steve Eisenstein
  • Andrew Etheridge
  • Eric Keener
  • Tonya Manning
  • Toby Mintz
  • John Potts
  • Maria Sarli
  • Artie Scalise
  • Derek Scott

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

This task force seeks ways for the CCA to prevent racism in the actuarial community.

Reports To
Paul M. Sepe

Chair
Felix A. Okwaning

Committee Members

  • Melissa Chacko
  • Michael S. Clark
  • Stephen N. Eisenstein
  • Meg Gibbon
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Melissa Kolle
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • David Scharf
  • Tanya E. Sun

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

This committee develops and implements communications and social media strategies to enhance the value of CCA membership to consulting actuaries and to promote the activities of the CCA and its membership to the general public.

Reports To

Paul M. Sepe

Chair
Nick Pearce

Committee Members

  • Michael L. Frank
  • Scott A. Hittner
  • Tonya B. Manning
  • Tanya E. Sun
Staff Liaisons
Rachael McLaughlin
Shannon Peterson

This committee advises and assists the Vice President of Communities in the oversight of the communities. Existing communities are:

  • Corporate Qualified Pensions Community
  • Defined Contributions Community
  • Executive Compensation and Benefits Community
  • Expert Witness Community
  • Healthcare Community
  • HR, Compensation and Benefits Community
  • Leadership Development Community
  • Multiemployer Plans Community
  • Non-Medical Health and Welfare Community
  • Public Plans Community
  • Smaller Actuarial Consulting Firm Community
  • Women in Consulting Community

The following are some of the tasks that committee members may be asked to perform:

  • Act as a sounding board for the Vice President of Communities
  • Advise the Vice President of Communities on goals, strategies and tactics for communities and the CCA’s Community Platform
  • Provide suggestions for topic areas for new communities
  • Assessment of whether any groups should be disbanded
  • Encourage and spur group discussions in the CCA’s Community Platform
  • Review specific discussion postings and assess them for potential removal from the Platform
  • As the number of groups grows, provide logistical support to the Vice President of Communities, e.g. attending group conference calls and/or in-person meetings at the Annual Meeting

Reports To
Gail Steward

Chair
Gail Steward

Committee Members

  • Cheryl A. Ham
  • Lauren Meyer
  • Jeremy P. Olszewski
  • Craig P. Rosenthal
  • Stacey Marie Schmid
  • Joshua Shapiro

Staff Liaisons
Shannon Peterson

Reports To
Elizabeth A. Wiley

Chair
Thomas E. Persichetti


Committee Members

  • Paul Angelo
  • Kenny Herbold
  • Gail Steward
  • Todd N. Tauzer
  • Elizabeth A. Wiley
  • Beth Wiley

Staff Liaisons
Kelly M. Fanella
Shannon Peterson

Matt Noncek

Reports To
Gail Steward

Committee Members

  • Margaret Berger
  • Maria Sarli
  • Larry Sher

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

Reports To
Gail Steward

Committee Members

  • Stacey Schmid
  • Mark Shemtob

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

Reports To
David Scharf

Chair
Bonita J. Wurst

Vice Chair
Eli Greenblum

Committee Members

  • Paul Angelo
  • James Berberian
  • Michael S. Clark
  • Kevin J. Donovan
  • Andrew Forgrave
  • Bruce C. Gaffney
  • David R. Godofsky
  • William R. Hallmark
  • James E. Holland
  • Jessica Kachur
  • Ellen Kleinstuber
  • Tonya B. Manning
  • Jess McGrath
  • Nadine Orloff
  • David Pazamickas
  • John A. Potts
  • Craig P. Rosenthal
  • Maria M. Sarli
  • Josh Shapiro
 

Staff Liaison
Matt Noncek

Reports To
Gail Steward

Committee Members

  • John Lowell
  • Aaron Pedowitz
  • Pete Neuwirth
  • Alex Laun

Staff Liaisons
Shannon Peterson
Kakoli Dutta

The purpose of this committee is to promote sound actuarial considerations for healthcare reform proposed at the national and state level, provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas among healthcare actuaries, and encourage participation in national and local efforts to voice actuarial perspectives regarding healthcare improvement. The committee members work through an online discussion forum and live conference calls. This group is developing an online reference area as well as online "live meeting" capabilities. In addition, committee members may participate in and contribute to Conference presentations, seminars, webcasts and other continuing educational offerings.

Reports To

Gail Steward

Chair
Edward M. Pudlowski

Committee Members

  • Joshua William Axene
  • Thomas Edward Persichetti
  • Adam J. Reese
  • Jeffrey L. Smith
  • Tanya E. Sun
  • David M. Tuomala
  • Dale H. Yamamoto

Staff Liaison
Matt Noncek

This committee plans the program for the CCA Healthcare Meeting, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, and is responsible to the Board for the design and implementation of such programs.

Reports To

David Scharf

Chair
James Dolstad


Committee Members

  • Aaron Brunson
  • John R. Governale
  • Samantha Meyer
  • Donna C. Novak
  • Edward M. Pudlowski
  • David M. Tuomala
  • Shelley Zhao

Staff Liaison
Matt Noncek
Shannon Peterson

Reports To
Gail Steward

Committee Members

  • Andy Blough
  • Koren Holden
  • Melissa Kolle

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

This group helps to identify additional methods for attracting and meeting the needs of the upcoming generations of actuaries through CCA offerings, and it provides the opportunity for idea exchange and collaboration among emerging leaders.

Reports To
Gail Steward

Chair
Michael S. Clark

Committee Members

  • Jamal Adora
  • Melissa Chacko
  • Scott Grenier
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Rebecca Trauger
  • Elizabeth A. Wiley

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

The purpose of this committee is to grow membership in the CCA by developing an increased awareness of the benefits of membership to consulting actuaries and their employers. Commitment – 1 year, with potential for renewal; 20 – 30 hours, meets at least monthly via conference calls.

Reports To
James L. Jones

Chair
Robert J. Reiskytl

Committee Members

  • Paul Angelo
  • Pia Calle
  • Kelly Conlin
  • Michael L. Frank
  • Derek N. Guyton
  • James L. Jones
  • Felix A. Okwaning
  • Steven Robert Pribis
  • Lawrence E. Scherer

Staff Liaisons
Shannon Peterson
Kakoli Dutta

 

Reports To
Gail Steward

Co-Chairs

  • Mariah Becker
  • Josh Shapiro

Committee Members

  • Susan Boyle
  • David Pazamickas

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

Reports To
David Scharf

Co-Chairs
Ellen L. Kleinstuber
Maria M. Sarli

Committee Members

  • Margaret S. Berger
  • Bruce Cadenhead
  • Scott A. Hittner
  • James E. Holland
  • Eric A. Keener

Staff Liaison
Rachael McLaughlin

This committee is responsible for the development and delivery of education and training on the topic of professionalism, and to serve as a resource for information on professionalism to CCA members. All committee work is put forth to the Board of Directors for approval before release.

Reports To

Elizabeth A. Wiley

Co-Chairs
Tonya Manning
J. Malcom Merrill

Committee Members

  • Matt Daskivich
  • John Governale
  • Cheryl Ham
  • Justin Hornburg
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Joshua Shapiro
  • Lisa Ullman

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

This Committee is charged to advance the sound actuarial and governance practice in the public sector pension and employee benefits arena by providing guidance for the activities of the Public Plans Community. This group provides leadership, input, and support to all CCA educational opportunities.


Reports To

Gail Steward

Chair
Paul Angelo

Vice Chair
Elizabeth A. Wiley

Committee Members

  • Brent A. Banister
  • David L. Driscoll
  • William B. Fornia
  • William R. Hallmark
  • Koren L. Holden
  • David Lamoureux
  • Matt Larrabee
  • Stephen T. McElhaney
  • Brian B. Murphy
  • James J. Rizzo
  • Todd N. Tauzer
  • Lance J. Weiss

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

This committee is planning the writing of the Public Plans White Paper 2.0.

Reports To
David Scharf

Chairs
Paul Angelo
Elizabeth Wiley

Committee Members

  • Kelly Adams
  • Andy Blough
  • Jody Carreiro
  • William H. Hallmark
  • Piotr Krekora
  • Matt Larrabee
  • Wendy Ludbrook
  • Jordan McClane
  • Brad Ramirez

Staff Liaisons
Shannon Peterson
Kelly Fanella

Reports To
David Scharf

Committee Chair
Josh Shapiro

Committee Members

  • William R. Hallmark
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Nick Pearce
  • Tanya E. Sun

Staff Liaison
Rachael McLaughlin

Reports to
Gail Steward

Committee Members

  • Nick Allen
  • John Bury
  • Adrienne Liberthal

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

    This committee is responsible for the design, implementation, speaker recruitment and presentation coordination of all CCA webinars. This committee presents a full slate of webinars each Fall for the upcoming year, and meets via conference call throughout the year to monitor recruiting progress. Commitment – 1 year, with potential for renewal; 20 hours; quarterly conference calls; committee meets virtually in August to prepare for the upcoming year.

    Reports To
    David Scharf

    Chair
    Kenny Herbold

    Committee Members

    • Bonnie Albritton
    • Nick Allen
    • Michael S. Clark
    • Lee Gold
    • Ali Heinrich
    • Joseph D. Heintzelman
    • Judith A. Kermans
    • Michelle Klein
    • Doug Levit
    • Jake Libauskas
    • Debra S. Medlin
    • Tony Pistilli
    • Lawrence J. Sher
    • Maria Simmers
    • David M. Tuomala
    • Troy L. Ware
     

    Staff Liaison
    Marie Shaw

    Reports To
    Gail Steward

    Committee Members

    • Alice Bakley
    • Emojoy Brown
    • Jessica Kachur
    • Tonya B. Manning
    • Nadine Orloff

    Staff Liaison
    Shannon Peterson

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