February 2012 Meeting – Society of Actuaries President, Brad Smith

Event:  February 2012 Meeting – Society of Actuaries President, Brad Smith

Topic:  Society Problems with Actuarial Implications

SOA President Bradley M. Smith will talk to the Chicago Actuarial Association members about Health Care Reform, Medicare, Public Pension Plan Funding and Social Security.

Speaker:  Brad Smith, FSA, MAAA

Brad Smith, FSA, MAAABradSmith

Bradley M. Smith joined Milliman & Robertson, Inc., now known as Milliman, in April 1986 to open the life/health practice in Dallas. His practice involved all aspects of life and health insurance including insurance industry mergers and acquisitions, product pricing and financial statement preparation. He served as a member of Milliman's Board of Directors from May 1996 to May 1999. In May 2000 he was elected to the position of Chairman of Milliman, and continues to serve in that capacity.

Before joining Milliman, Brad was vice president and chief actuary at JCPenney Life Insurance Company where he was heavily involved in direct response marketing analysis, list segmentation, product development and corporate planning.
Brad is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a fellow of the Life Management Institute (LOMA). He has served as vice president and president-elect of the Society of Actuaries. He has also been an elected section council member of the following SOA sections: Financial Reporting, Marketing & Distribution, and Product Development. Brad also served as a member of the SOA’s Board of Governors, Director of Publications and chairman of the SOA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Brad currently serves as an Emeritus Trustee of the Actuarial Foundation

An author of many articles and papers, Brad has been a frequent speaker at a variety of meetings. He has spoken to college audiences at the University of Illinois, University of Washington, Waterloo University and the University of Wisconsin  on what it means to be a professional, which is the theme of his 2010 book, What Do You Think? Preparing for the Question That All Clients Ask. He has traveled internationally and has spoken to other professionals, government officials and company executives throughout the United States as well as China, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany. In 2009 and 2010, Brad was named to Insurance Newscast’s list of the 100 Most Powerful People in the North American Insurance Industry. He has been quoted in Forbes, Best’s Review and other magazines.

Brad graduated from the University of Illinois in 1977 with highest distinction.
Date: Tuesday February 7, 2012
3:30 Registration / 4:00 Speaker / 5:00 Hors d’oeuvres reception

Location: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of IL
300 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
Columbus B (up the escalator)

Cost: Free.  Nonmembers are welcome. 
When reserving, please indicate whether you are staying for the reception.

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