Margaret Milkint Extended Bio

Margaret Resce Milkint

The actuarial field and the insurance industry as a whole stand amid a rapidly evolving marketplace. The industry is face-to-face with ground-breaking changes, forcing shifts and overhauls of its traditional business models. Technology continues to sweep across the industry impacting the way we work and lead. In this age of disruption and innovation, navigating the career journey can prove challenging. This session will take a three-step approach to help actuaries embrace the changes and stay ahead of the curve for their rapid advancement and success.

Trends and Shifts: Understand the changes in the insurance industry’s landscape and their impact on actuarial talent.

Actuarial Impacts: Gain insights into the top skills employers are looking for in their actuaries, including soft skills and innovative thinking.

Best Practices Toolkit: Develop best practices and strategies for managing your career, including networking, development and personal branding.

Margaret Resce Milkint is a talent strategist and a diversity and inclusion catalyst.

As Managing Partner of The Jacobson Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Team, Margaret is a key ambassador in establishing strategic client relationships and broadening the firm’s breadth of insurance talent solutions. Her passion lies in counseling clients on leadership selection and she has successfully managed countless executive searches during her more than 30 years with the firm.

Margaret’s executive search career spans domestic and global C-suite, executive management and Board of Director roles with depth in the property and casualty, life, health and reinsurance sectors. She has successfully conducted searches in disciplines such as actuarial, analytics, underwriting, claims, operations, risk, finance, legal, technology, sales and marketing.

Margaret is a Trustee for The Actuarial Foundation and a Board Member for the Illinois Technology Foundation. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Society of Actuaries Employers Council and is a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange. Her expertise on career and recruiting issues is widely-recognized; and as such, she is an active industry speaker and thought leader.

Margaret is a champion for diversity, inclusion and intersectionality in the insurance industry. She co-founded the Women’s Insurance Networking Group (WING), a platform for networking and career development among female and enlightened male insurance professionals. Margaret is also U.S. Chair of The Insurance Supper Club, a global forum for senior industry leaders; Chair of the Million Women Mentors Women in Insurance Initiative; and North American Dive In Champion.

Margaret received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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