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Wynn Kent Public Communication Award


The Wynn Kent Public Communication Award recognizes an actuary who has contributed to the public awareness of financial risk and the work product of the actuarial profession to the public in the fields of life, health, casualty, pension and/or in other related areas. The intent of this award is to encourage actuaries to engage in activities that highlight the actuarial profession’s role in financial security issues benefiting the public.

Awardees receive $1,000, a plaque and waiver of registration fees to the Conference of Consulting Actuaries Annual Meeting, where the recipient is presented with the award.

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Click here to nominate a colleague for the Wynn Kent Public Communication Award.

Nomination deadline is June 1.

For additional information contact The Actuarial Foundation at or 847-706-3535.


Wynn Kent Public Communication Award Honorees


Year Recipient
2016 Steve Vernon, FSA, MAAA
2015 Joshua A. Shapiro, FSA, EA, MAAA

Frederick W. Kilbourne, FSA, FCAS, FCA, FCIA, MSPA, MAAA

2013 Dale Yamamoto, FCA, MAAA

Jim Toole, FSA, MAAA, CERA

2011 Richard S. Foster, FSA, MAAA
2010 John M. Bertko, FSA, MAAA
2009 Vince Amoroso, FSA, EA, FCA
2008 Ronald Gebhardtsbauer, FSA, EA, MAAA, MSPA, FCA
2007 A. Haeworth Robertson, FSA, MAAA
2006 Anna M. Rappaport, FSA, MAAA


About Wynn Kent

Wynn KentIrwin I. “Wynn” Kent, ASA, FCA, MAAA, a well-known and distinguished actuary, passed away February 2, 2005. Mr. Kent dedicated many years to the profession, serving as president of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries from 1989-1990; partner with Actuarial Services Inc., as well as senior vice president of Alexander & Alexander before retiring in 1991.

His educational pursuits in actuarial science include an undergraduate degree from Iowa University, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a degree in meteorology from Cal Tech. Mr. Kent was an associate of the Society of Actuaries, member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.

To honor Kent, his family and friends established the Wynn Kent Memorial Fund through The Actuarial Foundation to provide an annual Award in his name.

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Steve Vernon, FSA, MAAA, 2016 Wynn

Kent Public Communication

Award Recipient