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The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has announced the results of its elections, with David Cummings, FCAS, being named president-elect for 2023-2024. He will begin his term at the close of the 2023 CAS Annual Meeting in November and will go on to serve as CAS president for 2024-2025.

Cummings is currently chief actuary and head of Analytics, senior vice president at the USAA Property & Casualty Group in San Antonio, Texas. He previously served as SVP of Insurance Operations and Analytics for Insurance Services Office (ISO) and as the director of Enterprise Risk Management for State Farm Insurance. He also served in the United States Air Force from 1994-2000, where he was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal.

Cummings earned his CAS Fellowship in 2002 and is a longtime CAS volunteer, currently serving on the CAS Risk Management Committee. He previously served on several CAS committees related to examinations, research and programming, and has also held prominent leadership roles on the CAS board of directors (2018-2021) and as the CAS vice president-research (2014-2017).

Cummings said he wants to use his term as president to “ensure the value of actuaries remains relevant to our current members and attractive to others we want and need to join us. We also need to continue to increase the value we bring to our employers, principals, and other key stakeholders during this time of industry change.”

Frank Chang, FCAS, vice president, applied science, at Uber Technologies, will serve as CAS President for the 2023-2024 term.

The CAS also announced newly elected board members:

  • Wanchin Chou, assistant deputy commissioner and chief actuary, Connecticut Department of Insurance
  • Sandy Lowe, actuary, manager, global risk markets, U.S. personal lines at Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Joe Milicia, chief reserving actuary, QBE North America
  • Kathleen Ores-Walsh, chief actuary – personal lines at The Hartford