To honor Irwin I. "Wynn" Kent, President from 1989-1990 for the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Mr. Kent's son, Ken Kent -- Fellow and also a Past President of the CCA -- established, along with family and friends, 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.
This award is available to all members of the actuarial profession who have contributed to the public awareness of:
- The work of the actuarial profession; and
- The value of actuarial science in meeting the financial security of society in the fields of life, health, casualty, pensions and other related areas.
Recognition may be for a single event or a lifetime of achievements in public awareness. Actuaries employed by actuarial organizations are eligible for nomination, as well as actuaries outside of the US. Self-nominations are welcome.
- One thousand dollars ($1,000 US) monetary prize;
- A plaque of recognition;
- A waiver of registration fee for the Annual Meeting of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries where the award is presented
The Award may or may not be given annually, based on the eligibility and quality of nominations received each year.
Nominations must be received by June 1st of each year.
2016 - Steve Vernon
2015 - Josh Shapiro
2014 - Frederick W. Kilbourne
2013 - Dale H. Yamamoto
2012 - Jim Toole
2011 - Richard S. Foster
2010 - John Bertko
2009 - Vincent Amoroso
2008 - Ronald Gebhardtsbauer
2007 - A. Haeworth Robertson
2006 - Anna M. Rappaport
Contributions to the Wynn Kent Memorial Fund can be made through The Actuarial Foundation's Web site at: http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/donate/index.shtml