Following a flurry of activity involving international actuarial organizations and international initiatives, Academy International Secretary Steve Lehmann, sat down with Actuarial Update, the Academy's monthly newsletter, for a wide-ranging discussion about the Academy's international work. Following is the text of the article from the June 2010 issue of Actuarial Update:
Lehmann Checks in After Travels Abroad
Former Academy president Steve Lehmann succeeded the late Dan McCarthy as the Academy's international secretary in 2008. The Update caught up with Lehmann following his recent globetrotting to ask about his experiences in the last year and a half representing the Academy and the U.S. actuarial profession on the international stage. Lehmann attended the International Actuarial Association (IAA) meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, March 3–6 and the International Congress of Actuaries from March 7–12.
Update: You were the Academy's alternate delegate to the IAA when the international secretary position was created. How much has your international work changed from your prior involvement to now being the international secretary who represents to all the U.S. organizations?
Lehmann: The international secretary position was created in 2007 to coordinate the Academy's involvement with IAA committees and to increase the effectiveness of the Academy and other U.S. actuarial organizations at the IAA-ultimately to represent all U.S. actuaries at the IAA.