The CAS Institute Announces Board of Directors with Experts from Data Science, Analytics

January 3, 2019

Arlington, Va., January 3, 2019 – The CAS Institute (iCAS), a subsidiary of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) offering specialty credentials to quantitative professionals in data-intensive sectors, recently announced its first board of directors. Previously governed by the board of the CAS, iCAS will now be led by a dedicated six-member board that reports to the CAS Board. The iCAS Board is composed of recently appointed iCAS President Joanne Spalla, iCAS Director Amy Brener, CAS Executive Director Cynthia Ziegler and three appointed directors:

  • Frank H. Chang, FCAS, D., director of insurance and safety analytics at Uber Technologies;
  • Stephen J. Mildenhall, FCAS, CSPA, CERA, D., assistant professor of risk management and insurance, and director of insurance data analytics, at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University; and
  • Peter L. Miller, MBA, CPCU, president and chief executive officer of The Institutes.

Miller was appointed to serve as chair of the 2019 iCAS Board for a one-year term.

Chang has been with Uber since 2014, previously serving as Google’s lead actuary (and first dedicated staff actuary) from 2012-2014. He holds the Certified Litigation Management Professional designation and also serves as a professor at the Litigation Management Institute.

Mildenhall began his career at CNA; prior to joining St. John’s University in 2016, he was Global CEO of Analytics for AON plc, based in Singapore, and head of Aon Benfield Analytics. Mildenhall also helped establish Aon’s Singapore Center for Innovation and Analytics.

As president and CEO of The Institutes, Miller currently leads the CPCU Society and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation. He serves as a member of the board of the Insurance Institute of Switzerland; he also serves as chairman of the Institute for Global Insurance Education (IGIE), the CPCU Society, the RiskBlock Alliance and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation.

The new board will provide strategic direction for iCAS educational initiatives and programs, including the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential for data practitioners. iCAS also recently announced a new set of credentials for catastrophe risk with the International Society of Catastrophe Managers (ISCM): the Certified Specialist in Catastrophe Risk (CSCR) and the Certified Catastrophe Risk Management Professional (CCRMP).

“We are thrilled to bring together these experts to continue leading our growing efforts in the credentialing space for quantitative professionals,” iCAS President Joanne Spalla stated. “With 400 members from over 200 companies, The CAS Institute continues to meet the demand for certification and continuing education in specialized practice areas. I look forward to working with our new Board of Directors to build on the accomplishments to date and to explore new opportunities to expand The CAS Institute.”

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