Thomas Campbell is the new leader of a group that helps U.S. policymakers do the math.
Taking over as the 2020-2021 president of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA) last week, Campbell is a senior consulting actuary at Actuarial Resources Corp. in Farmington, Connecticut. He succeeds Joeff Williams, a consulting actuary with Actuarial Management Resources in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The 19,500 members of the 55-year-old AAA work with Congress, federal agencies and state governments to create and understand the statistics behind pension plans, other types of retirement arrangements, commercial health insurance, Social Security and Medicare.
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Paul Spitalnic, for example, is the chief actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He’s also holds the member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) professional designation.
Stephen Goss, the chief actuary at the Social Security Administration, and Scott Young, director of the Actuarial Services and Technology Department at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., also hold the MAAA designation.
The Congressional Budget Office, a research office that analyzes legislation for Congress, has had Cori Uccello, a senior health fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries, who holds the MAAA designation, on the technical review panel for its health insurance simulation model.
After getting a bachelor’s degree in math from Providence College, Campbell worked as an actuary at Hartford Life from 1983 to 2013.