S. Michael McLaughlin has taken over as the 61st president of the Society of Actuaries.

McLaughlin, a principal with Deloitte Consulting L.L.P., Chicago, assumed his role at the SOA’s recently concluded annual meeting in Boston, attended by over 1,900 participants.

McLaughlin will focus on strengthening communications with members, employers and recruiters, according to an announcement from SOA, Schaumburg, Ill.