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

Derek N. Guyton

Chair
Paul M. Sepe

Committee Members

  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Jerry Mingione
  • Robert J. Reiskytl
  • Dale H. Yamamoto

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

Derek N. Guyton

Chair
Cheryl A. Ham

Committee Members

  • Melissa Chacko
  • Robert J. Reiskytl
  • 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
Derek N. Guyton

Committee Members

  • Michael S. Clark
  • Eli Greenblum
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Jerry Mingione
  • Nadine Orloff
  • Craig P. Rosenthal
  • Paul Sepe

Staff Liaisons
Kelly M. Fanella
Jim Uhlarik

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

Reports To

Ellen Kleinstuber

Chair
John H. Lowell

Committee Members

  • Richard H. Bailey, III
  • Mariah Becker
  • Douglas J. Carey

Staff Liaison
Kelly M. Fanella

This committee is responsible for reviewing and determining staff compensation.

Chair
Maria M. Sarli

Committee Members

  • Derek N. Guyton
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber

Staff Liaison
Kelly M. Fanella

Reports To

Maria M. Sarli

Chair
Ellen L. Kleinstuber

Committee Members

  • Eli Greenblum
  • Derek N. Guyton
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Craig P. Rosenthal
  • David Scharf
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

Maria M. Sarli

Committee Members

  • Derek N. Guyton
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Edward M. Pudlowski

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

Ellen L. Kleinstuber

Chair
Derek N. Guyton

Committee Members

  • James Dolstad
  • Jessica Kachur
  • Rebecca O'Loughlin
  • Paul M. Sepe
  • David Scharf
  • Joshua Shapiro
  • Tanya E. Sun

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

Ellen L. Kleinstuber

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
Ellen Kleinstuber

Chair
Edward M. Pudlowski

Vice Chair
Paul Sepe

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
  •  Cheryl A. Ham
  •  Scott A. Hittner
  •  Mitchell H. Hofing
  •  Koren L. Holden
  •  Justin N. Hornburg
  •  R. E. Inglis
  •  Troy Jaros
  •  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
  •  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
Ellen Kleinstuber

Chair
Tanya E. Sun

Members
Michael S. Clark
Eli Greenblum
Felix A. Okwaning
Nadine Orloff

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

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

Reports To
Ellen Kleinstuber

Chair
Felix A. Okwaning

Committee Members

  • Melissa Chacko
  • Michael S. Clark
  • Stephen N. Eisenstein
  • Meg Gibbon
  • 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

Elizabeth Wiley

Chair
Michael S. Clark

Committee Members

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

This committee advises the VP of Communities and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) (“groups”) and assists the VP in the oversight of the groups. The existing groups are:

  • Public Plans Community
  • Healthcare Community
  • Emerging Leaders SIG
  • Multiemployer Plans SIG
  • Corporate Qualified Pensions SIG
  • Smaller Actuarial Consulting Firm SIG

A SIG is a group of individuals with a common interest that exchanges ideas and meets periodically. A Community is an SIG that has a Steering Committee and creates Continuing Education content and/or publish documents for public consumption (through the CCA’s Public Policy Process).

The creation of new groups is determined by the Leadership Team (President, President-elect and Immediate Past President) at the request of the VP of Communities and SIGs.

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

  • Act as a sounding board for the VP
  • Advise the VP on goals, strategies and tactics for groups and the CCA’s Community Platform
  • Provide suggestions for topic areas for new groups
  • 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 VP, e.g. attending group conference calls and/or in-person meetings at the Annual Meeting

Reports To
Yi-Ling Lin

Chair
Yi-Ling Lin

Committee Members

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

Staff Liaisons
Shannon Peterson

Reports To
David Scharf

Chair
Elizabeth A. Wiley

 

Committee Members

  • Paul Angelo
  • Richard H. Bailey
  • Derek N. Guyton
  • Judith A. Kermans
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Thomas E. Persichetti
  • Donald J. Rueckert, Jr
  • Susanne Simon
  • Gail Steward
  • Todd N. Tauzer
  • Beth Wiley

Staff Liaisons
Kelly M. Fanella
Shannon Peterson

Matt Noncek

Reports To
Ellen Kleinstuber

Chair
Derek Guyton

Members
  • Eli Greenblum
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Craig P. Rosenthal
  • David Scharf
  • Elizabeth A. Wiley

Reports To
Ellen L. Kleinstuber

Chairs
James G. Berberian, Chair
Kevin Joseph Donovan, Vice Chair

Committee Members

  • Paul Angelo
  • Michael S. Clark
  • Bruce C. Gaffney
  • David R. Godofsky
  • Eli Greenblum
  • James E. Holland
  • Vaidehi Hoyer
  • Jessica Kachur
  • Jess McGrath
  • Tonya B. Manning
  • Nadine Orloff
  • John A. Potts
  • Craig P. Rosenthal
  • Bonita J. Wurst
 

Staff Liaison
Matt Noncek

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

Yi-Ling Lin

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

Ellen Kleinstuber

Chair
David M. Tuomala

Vice Chair
James Dolstad

Committee Members

  • Stuart H. Alden
  • Debra S. Medlin
  • Thomas Edward Persichetti
  • Edward M. Pudlowski
  • Adam J. Reese
  • Chris L. Sipes
  • Dale H. Yamamoto

Staff Liaison
Matt Noncek

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
Yi-Ling Lin

Chair
Michael S. Clark

Committee Members

  • Jamal Adora
  • Olukemi Akinyemi
  • Alice Bakley
  • Melissa Chacko
  • Scott Grenier
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Rebecca O'Loughlin
  • 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
Eli Greenblum

Chair
Thomas A. Swain

Committee Members

  • Nick Allen
  • Paul Angelo
  • Michael L. Frank
  • Derek N. Guyton
  • Annette James
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Brian Laible
  • Kathleen P. Lamb
  • Felix A. Okwaning
  • Adrienne Cara Ostroff
  • Steven Robert Pribis
  • Robert J. Reiskytl
  • Lawrence E. Scherer

Staff Liaisons
Shannon Peterson
Kakoli Dutta

 

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

David Scharf

Co-Chairs
Tonya Manning
J. Malcom Merrill

Committee Members

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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

Yi-Ling Lin

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
  • Thomas B. Lowman
  • Stephen T. McElhaney
  • Brian B. Murphy
  • James J. Rizzo
  • Todd N. Tauzer
  • Lance J. Weiss

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

Reports To
Derek N. Guyton

Committee Members

  • Rebekah D. Bayram
  • Eli Greenblum
  • Thomas B. Lowman
  • Edward M. Pudlowski
  • John J. Schubert
  • Todd N. Tauzer
  • David M. Tuomala
  • Dale H. Yamamoto

Staff Liaison
Kelly M. Fanella

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, 1 meeting requiring travel in August.

Reports To
Ellen Kleinstuber

Chair
Kenneth J. Herbold

Committee Members

  • Stuart H. Alden
  • Jennifer L. Greenwell
  • Ali Heinrich
  • Joseph D. Heintzelman
  • Judith A. Kermans
  • Ellen L. Kleinstuber
  • Jake Libauskas
  • Debra S. Medlin
  • Jason Petroske
  • Barbara J. Ruel
  • David Scharf
  • Lawrence J. Sher
  • Chris L. Sipes
  • David M. Tuomala
  • Vicente E. Velarde
  • Troy L. Ware
  • Dale H. Yamamoto
 

Staff Liaison
Marie Shaw

Committee Members

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

Staff Liaison
Shannon Peterson

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