The ABCD’s nine members include practitioners from all main areas of actuarial practice and members of the five main U.S. actuarial organizations—the American Academy of Actuaries (the Academy), the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA), the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (the Conference), and the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

Each of the four primary areas of actuarial practice (casualty, health, life, pension) is represented by at least two members of the ABCD.

The ABCD’s members are appointed by a selection committee composed of the presidents and presidents-elect of the five participating organizations and chaired by the Academy president.

Current members
fagan

  • Areas of expertise: Retirement Systems
  • Professional credentials: MAAA, EA, ASA, FSPA
  • Phone number: 310-563-6200
  • Email: rick@bcapension.com
  • Term expires: 2018
Biographical Summary

Richard Block is the chief actuary for Block Consulting Actuaries, Inc. He is responsible for setting standards and processes to ensure the highest quality work product.

Mr. Block is a frequent speaker at meetings sponsored by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), the Western Pension & Benefits Conference and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.

Mr. Block was a co-founder of the College of Pension Actuaries (COPA) and served as its president (2007-2008). During his term as president, Mr. Block, along with Edward Burrows and Lawrence Deutsch, negotiated the combination of COPA with ASPPA. The result of this merger created the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries or ACOPA.

Richard Block is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (1979), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (1982), an Enrolled Actuary (1982) and a Fellow of the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (2014).

American Academy of Actuaries

  • Area of expertise: Health Benefit Systems
  • Professional credentials: MAAA, FSA
  • Phone number: 414-915-3712
  • Email: dogden@wi.rr.com
  • Term expires: 2020
Biographical Summary

David F. Ogden retired from Milliman in 2014 after a 35 year career.

He was a health consultant with experience in commercial, Medicare and Medicaid consulting. He worked with health plans, providers, state Medicaid agencies, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and insurance companies. He had significant experience working with Medicare Advantage and Part D plans.
He served on the Health Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board, including being Chair. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries Medicaid Work Group and served on the task force that developed ASOP 49 “Medicaid Managed Care Capitation Rate Development”. He authored several study notes and has spoken frequently at both actuarial and industry meetings.

He served on the Board of Directors of the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church. He is a member of the Joint Board of Pensions, Equitable Compensation and Insurance for the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church and a past Chair. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Actuarial Science degree program at Oakland University, Rochester MI.

Mr. Ogden has a B.A. in Mathematics from Oakland University and a M.S. in Actuarial Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

American Academy of Actuaries

  • Areas of expertise: General Insurance/Property Casualty
  • Professional credentials: MAAA, FCAS
  • Phone number:
  • Email: debbie.rosenberg@riskreg.com
  • Term expires: 2018
Biographical Summary

Debbie is currently a consulting actuary for Risk & Regulatory Consulting. In that capacity she has participated in various Risk-Focused examinations for a variety companies for several State Insurance Departments.

Debbie was an actuary at the New York State Insurance Department from 1980 to 2010, the majority of that time as the Assistant Chief Casualty Actuary. She was active in the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) was involved in risk-focused examination pricing issues.

Prior to joining the New York Insurance Department she worked as a pricing actuary for the Home Insurance Company. She is currently employed on a part-time basis with Risk & Regulatory Consulting, LLC where she provides actuarial consulting services to state insurance departments.

Debbie became a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) in 1984. Since then she has served and chaired a number of CAS committees and served as Vice-President Administration on the Executive Council. She also served as an elected member of the CAS Board of Directors from 200 to 2003. She is a recipient of the CAS Matthew Rodermund service award.

Debbie was a member of the Casualty Practice Council of the American Academy of Actuaries as well as the chair of its Financial Soundness and Risk Management Committee. During her term as chair, the committee published its report o the Causes of P/C Insurance Company Insolvencies.

American Academy of Actuaries

  • Area of expertise: Health Benefit Systems
  • Professional credentials: MAAA, FSA, FCA
  • Phone number: 612-308-3020
  • Email: jancarstens@comcast.net
  • Term expires: 2018
Biographical Summary

Janet M. Carstens is President, Actuary and Consultant with J Carstens Consulting, LLC. J Carstens Consulting, LLC was established in October 2004 to provide consulting expertise to the health care industry.

Janet has more than 30 years of health care expertise and 25 years of consulting expertise, with significant experience consulting to a variety of health plans including insurance companies, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, and managed care sponsors on indemnity, PPO, POS and HMO products. She has consulted on actuarial, underwriting, financial and other operational aspects to mature plans as well as start-up operations. She has consulted on commercial coverage, Medicaid and Medicare. As an independent consultant, Janet has been heavily involved in projects related to the Medicare Modernization Act.

Janet has served on the Board of Governors for the Society of Actuaries, the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Actuaries, and the Board of Directors for the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. She has also served on the Health Committee and the General Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board as well as several other committees of the Society, Academy and Conference.

driscoll

Biographical Summary

David Driscoll is a principal and consulting actuary at Conduent Human Resource Services (which incorporates the legacy firm Buck Consultants), where he serves as a National Public-Sector Consulting Leader. He consults to a wide variety of public-sector clients.

Mr. Driscoll qualified as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1994 and an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA in 1989. He is also a Member from the American Academy of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.

From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Driscoll served as a member of the Pension Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board, which develops and maintains the Actuarial Standards of Practice applicable to pension actuarial work in the United States. In 2015 and 2016, he serves as a member of the General Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board and in that capacity headed the task force that revised ASOP No. 23. He also serves as a member of the California Actuarial Advisory Panel.

Mr. Driscoll holds a baccalaureate degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the University of Rochester.

  • Area of expertise: Life Insurance
  • Professional credentials: MAAA, FSA
  • Phone number: 617-818-7614
  • Email: godfrey@perrotts.com
  • Term expires: 2019
Biographical Summary

Godfrey Perrott retired from Milliman December 2007 after a 43 year career. He was a consulting actuary specializing in life insurance including mutual company reorganizations (demutualizations and mergers), appraisals, and data processing systems. He is a graduate of Cambridge University in England.

From 1979 to 1989, he served on the SOA E&E Committee, (general chairperson in 1989). He has served as a moderator and panelist for SOA educational programs on numerous occasions. He was active in the ASB 1995-2009, becoming a board member in 2004, and a vice chair of the ASB in 2006. He was a member of the Interim Actuarial Standards Subcommittee of the IAA, and has been a vice chair of the Actuarial Standards Committee since its formation in 2012.

 

allan_ryan

  • Area of expertise: Life Insurance
  • Professional credentials: MAAA, FSA
  • Phone number: 609-613-6128
  • Email: actuaryal20@yahoo.com
  • Term Expires: 2020
Biographical Summary

Allan retired from full time employment with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 2009. Allan’s area of practice is life insurance, where he has specialized in financial reporting. From July 2007 through August 2009, he worked in Tokyo, Japan with the Japanese firm PwC Aarata, where his primary responsibilities included US GAAP and IFRS audit support and related consulting, for PwC client companies including AXA Japan, Sony Life, and the Japan operations of Prudential Financial, Inc.

Allan’s 42 years of actuarial experience include employment at major insurance companies, starting at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, as well as serving as chief actuary for a smaller insurance company, and a consulting career with Deloitte (Deloitte, Haskins and Sell when he started) and PwC. At Deloitte and PwC he was involved with documenting formal procedures for compliance with actuarial standards, as well as firm, regulatory, and accounting requirements for the actuarial consulting practice.

Starting as a member of the Committee on Professional Responsibility, Allan’s experience with the American Academy of Actuaries includes chairing that committee, as well as serving as Academy Vice President for Professionalism. He was a member of the Life Committee of the Actuarial Standards Board and chaired a Task Force that revised ASOP No. 11. He currently is a member of the Task Force on Principle-Based Reserves and is co-Chair of the Academy’s Volunteer Resource Committee. Allan has spoken frequently at Society of Actuaries meetings on life insurance and professionalism topics, and has served on several Society of Actuaries committees, chairing an exam committee and the Spring Program Committee.

Allan graduated from Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

john_stokesbury

  • Area of expertise: Retirement
  • Professional credentials: MAAA, FSA, EA, FCA
  • Phone number: 973-602-6405
  • Email: jstokesbury@deloitte.com
  • Term expires: 2020
Biographical Summary

John T. Stokesbury is a Director in the Parsippany office of Deloitte Consulting LLP. He has over 30 years of experience in the employee benefits consulting arena.

Mr. Stokesbury is former member of the Board of Directors of Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA) and Chair of the CCA’s Professionalism Committee. He is also a former member of the Advisory Committee to the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Mr. Stokesbury is Chair of the Pension Accounting Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA) and member of the AAA’s Pension Practice Council.

Mr. Stokesbury was named the CCA’s Volunteer of the Year for 2009. He is a frequent speaker at annual meetings of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and the Enrolled Actuaries meeting on topics such as professionalism, communications, and accounting for pension and retiree medical plans.

He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and is an Enrolled Actuary.

Mr. Stokesbury is a graduate of Dartmouth College, with an A.B. in Mathematics.

john_stokesbury

  • Area of expertise: General Insurance/Property Casualty
  • Professional credentials: MAAA, FCAS
  • Phone number: 617-774-9466
  • Email: pen4wolf@icloud.com
  • Term expires: 2019
Biographical Summary

Mr. John P. Tierney served as Chief Actuary and Senior Vice President at Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company from 2010 until his retirement in, 2016. Mr. Tierney had previoulsy been Senior Vice President of Karen Clark & Company; the President at Bunker Hill Insurance Company; and Chief Underwriting Officer at Hanover Insurance. He also served as Managing Principal and Director of Tillinghast-Towers-Perrin, an insurance consulting firm. Much of his 40+ year career was spent in consulting, where he assisted insurers and reinsurers with pricing, underwriting financial reporting and risk management. Mr. Tierney is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, where he twice served on the Board of Directors and the Discipline Committee. Mr. Tierney received S.B. degrees in management and mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.