Member Newsletter

A Message From Derek Guyton, President


This month, hear from Derek about the election results, the upcoming Annual Meeting corporate sponsors, an upcoming community event, Hispanic Heritage Month, and more.    Watch his video.


September 2023

  • Membership News
  • Education Spotlight
  • CCA Community Digest
  • Other Actuarial Association Opportunities

Membership News

CCA President's Blog | The Value of the IAA to the CCA

In this month's blog, Derek highlights the CCA's relationship with the International Actuarial Association (IAA), a partnership that aligns with our mission and vision, and our goal to advance the body of knowledge for the profession. Our involvement in the IAA gives us – and thus you – direct insights into the international issues affecting the various jurisdictions across the globe, expanding upon our perspective from that of a US-based practitioner.

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Congratulations to the Newly Elected and Re-elected Board of Directors

Thank you to those who participated in CCA’s 2023-24 Board of Directors’ election. Our process allows all members to vote in this important election. The ballot closed on September 11th with a slate of six members selected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The following members will be serving their first three-year terms on the Board of Directors:

  • Rob Bacher
  • Kenneth J. Herbold

The following members will be serving their second three-year terms on the Board of Directors:

  • Cheryl Ham
  • Melissa C. Kolle
  • Yi-Ling Lin
  • Paul M. Sepe

Board terms for these individuals begin at the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Professional Resources

Education Spotlight

CCA Annual Meeting

There's Still Time to Register

This year's Annual Meeting offers you up to 18.5 continuing education credits over four days of breakout sessions, keynote presentations and networking events. The meeting kicks off Sunday, October 15 with an early evening session followed by the opening keynote presentation Monday morning. The conference concludes on Wednesday, October 18 with a motivating and inspirational general session.

Justin Hornburg

Listen as Justin Hornburg previews the cross discipline  sessions planned for Annual Meeting.

Earn up to 8 hours of CPD Professionalism Credit

Register now for the upcoming virtual Professionalism Forum on December 5 & 7, 2023, which will cover these topics: Daily professionalism, Technology and professionalism, Code of Conduct case studies, Generational knowledge transfer.

Innovative Healthcare Solutions Podcast

Holistic Wellness for Women's Life Stages

In this Innovative Healthcare Solutions Podcast episode Ed Pudlowski talks with Amita Sharma, co-founder of NourishDoc, about how they support women through perimenopause and beyond for physical wellness and emotional support.

Upcoming Webinars

Community Digest

CCA Communities are active forums for getting answers, sharing your concerns and taking actions to help shape the profession. Visit your communities to stay up to date and join the conversation. To join communities, visit your member profile

Community Discussion

Communities discuss issues and share information that is relevant to the CCA membership.  This month, discussion topics included:

  • Medicare Part D Attestations for 2024-2025 and Impact of Inflation Reduction Act 
  • Lack of Waiver of PFB Causing Large MRC 
  • Unfreezing Compensation
  • Secure 2.0 Catch up Guidance

Upcoming Community Event

Join us for this upcoming event. The following event is open to members and non-members. Feel free to invite a colleague so that they can see what the CCA is all about.

Leadership Development Community Podcast Club

Friday, September 29 | 12:00 p.m. CT

The Leadership Development Community will be hosting their next Podcast Club discussion on September 29 at Noon CT.  This month we will be discussing the Ted Talk How to speak so that people want to listen.



Other Actuarial Association Opportunities

The CCA is proud to support the efforts of organizations that invest in the professional development of actuaries, and strive to bring more people into and diversify the actuarial profession. Support provided by the CCA includes financial and/or in-kind contributions to the following organizations: 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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Abacus Actuaries

A network of aspiring, practicing, and former actuaries, working together through mentorship programs, networking and other professional development opportunities to break the bamboo ceiling so Asians can achieve equal representation in the highest ranks of the actuarial profession.

International Association of Black Actuaries

The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to increasing the number of successful Black actuaries through programs that address the underrepresentation of Blacks in the profession.

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Network of Actuarial Women and Allies

An organization committed to connecting and empowering women of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and life circumstances to be successful in the actuarial profession.


Organization of Latino Actuaries

The Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA) provides exam support, scholarships, job search support, and an interactive network and pipeline of talented Latino students and actuaries.

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Sexuality and Gender Alliance of Actuaries

SAGAA’s purpose is to facilitate connections between LGBTQ+ actuaries and allies to engage in community-wide dialogue about LGBTQ+ issues. This group aims to create a safe space for dialogue, community, and career encouragement, while also educating the broader actuarial profession.

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The Actuarial Foundation

The Foundation provides free virtual math resources and tutoring, administers middle and high school academic competitions and funds scholarships.

Gift Donation Matching Program

The CCA is proud to support the efforts of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), the Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA), and the Actuarial Foundation with a donation program.