June 2013 CAA, MAF and PRMIA Joint Conference on Enterprise Risk Management Costs of Climate Change

EVENT:   June 2013 CAA, MAF and PRMIA Joint Conference on
        Enterprise Risk Management
Costs of Climate Change
The Chicago Actuarial Association (CAA), the Midwest Actuarial Forum (MAF), and the Chicago Chapter of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) are pleased to offer a half-day conference on Enterprise Risk Management considering Costs of Climate Change.
This is an excellent opportunity for Academy members to earn Continuing Education Credits locally and at a very reasonable price.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
     11:45    Registration Table Opens
     12:30    Lunch is served
       1:00    Lunch Keynote:  Bill Abolt, “Climate Change and Public Policy”
       2:15    Steve Kolk, “Actuarial Climate Change Index Progress Report
                                     & a Sea-Level Rise Use Case"        
       3:30    Sarah Lovinger, MD,  “Climate Change and Public Health”
       4:45    Tom Stone, “The Impact of Climate Change on Insured Losses” 
       5:45    Bar opens for Reception (cocktails, beer, wine, soda pop, and snacks)
COST:  $85 for members of the CAA, or of the MAF, or sustaining members of Chicago PRMIA
$110 for other professionals
$60 reduced rate for Retirees, Full Time Students, Unemployed and Government Employees
Reserve your spot online by June 12, 2013.
If you have questions, please call Pat Pruitt at 312-751-3392 or John Adduci at 312-332-5670.

Please register online
Payment will be requested in advance by the reservation confirmation system.  Please use the link in your reservation confirmation message, which uses a secure PayPal web page to process credit cards and e-checks.
There are no refunds for cancellations not received by the end of the day on June 15.
This information, extensive speaker biographies, and subsequent updates are posted on this website.

We welcome and encourage non-actuaries to attend our conference because information covered is relevant to a wide range of work within the insurance and financial community.  Please share this with others who may be interested.


Bill Abolt is a Vice President of CB&I Environmental & Infrastructure and leads its Sustainability, Energy and Carbon Management National Practice. Prior to joining CB&I (formerly the Shaw Group) he served as Environment Commissioner, Director of the Office of Budget and Management and Chief of Management, Office of the Mayor, for the City of Chicago, where he was responsible for developing Chicago's strategy to become one of the greenest cities in the United States.

Bill has over 28 years of experience managing complex energy, environmental and public issues including energy planning, sustainability program design, multi-stakeholder budget processes and enterprise-wide analysis of critical infrastructure and electrical system performance. As a part of his responsibilities at CB&I Environmental & Infrastructure, he manages and directs specific consulting projects for corporate and public clients including but not limited to assignments involving renewable energy, energy efficiency, green infrastructure and sustainable design.

He is a member of the Green Ribbon Committee of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, the Midwest Advisory Council of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Civic Consulting Alliance Leadership Council and is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (Class of “92.) He serves as an adjunct instructor in Public Policy and Administration at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University where he has developed and taught graduate courses on subjects including public budgeting, energy and climate policy, urban sustainability, intergovernmental management and capital and development finance.

Steve Kolk 
Steve is chief actuary and senior modeler at CoreLogic.  He is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS).  He holds a BA in mathematics, with honors, from Calvin College of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He is a member of the Climate Index Working Group comprised of members from the Casualty Actuarial Society, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Society of Actuaries, and the American Academy of Actuaries’ Property/Casualty Extreme Events Committee.
Steve has done hands-on actuarial work with most every Property & Casualty line of business. He began his career estimating the impact of Florida hurricanes on manufactured homes for Foremost Insurance Company. After that beginning he did mostly Casualty work: first at Hartford Insurance Group, then at St. Paul Insurance Companies, then at Safeco Insurance Companies and thereafter became chief actuary of Grange Insurance Group in downtown Seattle. After hearing and meeting Nobel Prize winner Dr. Evan Mills when he spoke there about his work with the IPCC on leap day of 2008 to the Casualty Actuaries of the Northwest about climate change, he redirected his career to focus on Property risks and climate change impacts upon them. He started this career renewal with a brief stint near Green Bay, Wisconsin as staff actuary at Ameriprise Auto & Home insurance. From there he joined CoreLogic in their Madison, Wisconsin office as chief actuary in 2010. At CoreLogic his role is to analyze and quantify a variety of catastrophic risks using precise, granular property hazard data. As part of that work, he has co-authored three annual Storm Surge reports and two annual Wildfire reports.

Sarah Lovinger, MD, is an internal medicine doctor at the Lake County Health Department in Lake County, IL.  She is also the executive director of the Chicago chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, www.chicagopsr.org.  Sarah is also an adjunct lecturerat Northwestern University, where she teaches an undergraduate seminarclass in climate change and global health.

As director of Chicago PSR, Sarah collaborated with students atNorthwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering to write a Climate Adaptation Plan for Cook County. Sarah is a volunteer member of the City of Evanston climate adaptation task force and also volunteers for the BRACE-IL Training and Education Work Group, the CDC-funded climate adaptation planning effort for the Illinois Department of Public Health.  Sarah blogs at www.climate-MD.com andyou can follow her @climateMD.

Thomas P. Stone

Tom has served as the Vice President of Catastrophe Management at CNA Insurance for the last five years.  His group is part of the Enterprise Risk Management division.  He currently leads the Corporate Cat Committee which is charged with devising and implementing CNA’s overall Catastrophe management strategy.

Tom is responsible for measuring, monitoring, and reporting the company’s aggregate catastrophe risk.  He is accountable for CNA’s global exposure to all natural and man-made catastrophes.  He established the Cat pricing framework and risk management function within the company.  Tom also oversees the Cat risk analytics that are being developed and applied throughout the organization.

Prior to joining CNA, Tom worked as a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young where he led the catastrophe advisory group.  This group teamed with the company’s Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Practice to provide an array of best practices consulting services to insurers, reinsurers, and banks.  Over the last 20+ years, Tom has been involved in catastrophe risk modeling under a variety of capacities, from model design and development to researching ways in which the models can be most effectively applied.

MENU (Make your lunch selection at time of reservation.)

Chicken  –  Amish chicken – all natural baked chicken, marinated with a garlic + rosemary sauce, roasted garlic organic mashed potatoes

Vegetarian  –   whole wheat fettuccini – sautéed with artichokes + sundried tomatoes

Breaks between the sessions will include snacks and hot and cold beverages (coffee, tea, soda pop, juice, water)

Please register online 

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