The Society of Actuaries says Bruce Schobel will take over as its president in October 2007.

Schobel is a vice president at New York Life Insurance Company, New York, who is involved in managing the company’s federal income tax return, withholding and reporting, as well as compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, according to the SOA, Schaumburg, Ill.

Schobel has served as staff actuary to the National Commission on Social Security Reform and as a senior policy advisor to the Commissioner of Social Security.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.