Upcoming Event

2017 Spring Meeting


 Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:00 aM - 6:30 PM


Hartford Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT


Registration is closed as the meeting is sold out



Detailed Agenda


List of Attendees 

by name

by company


Presentation Slides:


General Session #1 (9:00-10:00)

Professionalism in Action

Bob Beuerlein  President, American Academy of Actuaries

presentation     handout


Breakout Sessions AM (10:45-11:45)

A: Are Healthcare Fee-for-Value Programs Working?                                                   

Urie Kim  Informatics/Analytics Director, Cigna



B: Effective Decision-Making and Creating a Culture of Innovation                  

Joe DiFilippo  Principal & Managing Director, BTS



C: ESG Interest-Rate Modeling: Challenges, Negative Rates and Normalization           

Hal Pedersen  Managing Director, Conning



D: Fifty Shades of Funding – Municipal Pension Stats & Strategies                            

Steve Lemanski  Consulting Actuary, Hooker & Holcombe, Inc.

Tim Ryor  Senior Vice President, Consulting Actuary, Hooker & Holcombe, Inc.



E: Understanding and Managing Healthy Life Expectancy                   

Jay Vadiveloo  Professor & Director, Goldenson Center, University of Connecticut



General Session #2 (12:45-1:45)

US Economic Outlook

Andrew Haughwout  SVP and Function Head, Federal Reserve Bank of New York



Breakout Sessions PM (2:00-3:00)

A: Emerging Pharmaceutical Landscape, Impact, and Solutions                                             

Jamie Reuter  Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions, ConnectiCare, Inc.



B: Increasing Longevity: The Good, The Bad, and The Future                         

Dale Hall  Managing Director of Research, Society of Actuaries



C: Key Considerations for Fee-Based Annuity Products                                              

Ken Birk  Vice President, Product, Global Atlantic Financial Group

Ryan Mellott  Vice President, Product Development, Jackson National Life Insurance Company



D: Model Risk Management                                         

Chad Runchey  Principal, Ernst & Young



E: The Role of Predictive Analytics                                                     

Gary Gau  Actuarial Predictive Modeling Lead, Florida Blue



General Session #3 (3:30-5:00)


Actuaries in the C-Suite Panel                                     

Thomas Marra  President & CEO, Symetra Financial Corporation

Martin Sheerin  Senior Vice President & CFO, John Hancock Financial

Elizabeth Ward  Executive Vice President, CFO & Chief Actuary, MassMutual Financial Group

Larry Zimpleman  Former Chairman, President & CEO, Principal Financial Group


Moderated by Amanda Hug, FSA, MAAA  Vice President, Actuaries’ Club of Hartford and Springfield; Actuary, MassMutual Financial Group