2023 Members of the ASB

  • Area of Expertise: General Insurance/Property & Casualty
  • Email:  dykek1@michigan.gov
  • Second term expires: 2025

Kevin Dyke is chief actuary of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), providing regulatory actuarial services in the areas of rate review, legislative and regulatory analysis, training of filing analysts, with a focus on no-fault automobile insurance reform and health care issues. He has over 30 years of experience in a variety of actuarial and operational roles in insurance, consulting, and government. Dyke previously served as chief actuary of a publicly traded medical professional liability insurer, as a lead pricing actuary with commercial and specialty insurers, and as a consultant with a Big Four accounting firm. He has also taught courses in the actuarial science program at Michigan State University and provided guest lectures at the University of Michigan’s Actuarial Mathematics program and the School of Public Health.

Dyke is a current member of the Academy‘s Automobile Committee and P/C Racial Equity Task Force and the Casualty Actuarial Society’s (CAS) Professionalism Policy Review Working Group. Among his previous volunteer activities, he was the regulator liaison on the Academy’s Council on Professionalism and chair of the CAS’ Committee on Professionalism Education. He is also active with the NAIC actuarial task forces, having served as chair of the Health Actuarial Task Force.

Dyke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial mathematics from the University of Michigan and currently serves on its Actuarial Alumni Leadership Council.

Laura Hanson works in the Office of the Chief Actuary at Pacific Life, where she oversees actuarial regulatory affairs for the retail, institutional, workforce benefits, and reinsurance divisions. Over the years, Hanson’s responsibilities have included product design, development, and implementation; policyholder contracts, disclosures, and annual statements; state product filings; indexed product illustrations; asset adequacy testing; appointed actuary memoranda; and own risk and solvency assessment (ORSA) memoranda. She has worked with fixed indexed annuities, variable annuities, indexed universal life insurance, long-term care insurance, longevity risk transfers, and pension risk transfers.

Prior to joining the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) in 2022, Hanson was chair of the ASB Task Force to Revise ASOP No. 22, Statements of Actuarial Opinion Based on Asset Adequacy Analysis for Life Insurance, Annuity, or Health Insurance Reserves and Other Liabilities. She has also served on the Academy Life Practice Council (LPC) as Academy Vice President (Life); chairperson of the Life Products Committee; vice chairperson of the Annuity Illustration Work Group; and chairperson of several task forces to provide comments to the ASB. Hanson is currently co-chairperson of the LPC Diversity Equity & Inclusion Task Force and is a member of several other LPC work groups. She regularly presents at NAIC, SOA, and Academy conferences.

Hanson holds a J.D. from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

Liz Brill is senior vice president and chief actuary of New York Life Insurance Company, responsible for oversight of actuarial functions. In addition to overseeing product pricing, financial reporting, capital and actuarial modeling, and other actuarial functions for the company, Brill’s team also provides actuarial services across the organization, including actuarial valuation, experience analysis, and actuarial modeling and analysis. Brill joined New York Life in 2010 and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including her prior role as New York Life’s deputy chief actuary.

Prior to joining New York Life, Brill served as an associate with the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she was part of the insurance transactional and regulatory practice, focusing on insurance and reinsurance regulatory matters, capital market and financings transactions, and mergers and acquisitions in the insurance industry.

Brill received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is admitted to practice law in New York and is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Rick Lassow is vice president, Actuarial & Underwriting at Summit Reinsurance Services Inc. He has worked as a consulting and employed actuary for health plans, state agencies, and providers. He has expertise in health policy actuarial analysis, cell and gene therapy modeling, ACO risk sharing, product development, health status-based risk adjustment, fully-insured and excess pricing, and data management.

Prior to joining the ASB in 2023, Lassow served on the ASB Health Committee, including a term as chairperson; was chairperson of the Task Force to Revise ASOP No. 5; and was Vice Chairperson of the Task Force to Revise ASOP No. 42.

Lassow earned degrees in mathematics from St. Olaf College and the University of Nebraska and was a policy fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

  • Area of expertise: Life
  • Email: dave.neve@arcga.com
  • Second term expires: 2025

David Neve is currently vice president and consulting actuary for Actuarial Resources Corporation of Georgia. He has more than 40 years of actuarial experience in capital management, reserve valuation, financial reporting and forecasting, regulatory and government affairs, and enterprise-wide risk modeling. Neve began his career at the Principal Financial Group, where he held several positions over his 31 years there, including the company’s appointed actuary. Prior to joining ARC-GA, Dave was with the Global Atlantic Financial Group and its predecessor company, Aviva USA, where he served as vice president and divisional chief actuary and appointed actuary.

Neve recently completed a term on the Board of the Directors of the Academy as vice president and chair of the Life Practice Council. He has served on many Academy work groups and committees, including the Life Valuation Committee, the Life Reserve Work Group, and the PBR Strategy Subgroup. Neve is a frequent speaker at industry and actuarial conferences, seminars, and webinars.

Neve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Wartburg College, and a Master of Science degree in actuarial science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Areas of expertise: Pensions
  • Email: chrisnoblebike@outlook.com
  • First term expires: 2024

Chris Noble is a retired pension actuary with extensive experience in funding, accounting, and compliance issues for the pension and retiree welfare plans of large and medium-sized private employers in a wide range of industries. Prior to retirement, Noble was a consultant in the Seattle office of Willis Towers Watson. As the senior actuary for pensions in the office, he provided technical guidance to the pension practice serving clients in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho.

Prior to joining the Actuarial Standards Board, Noble served for eight years on the board’s Pension Committee, including three years as chairperson. He has been a frequent speaker on actuarial standards of practice.

Noble holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University and was a professor of mathematics and statistics prior to joining the actuarial profession.

  • Area of Expertise: Pension
  • Email: jstromback@deloitte.com
  • First term expires: 2023

Judy Stromback is a managing director at Deloitte Consulting LLP. She is the chair of Deloitte’s Office of the Chief Actuary, and chief pension actuary for Deloitte’s U.S. actuarial practice. She has 40 years of experience as an actuarial consultant to private- and public-sector employers. She has worked extensively with the valuation of defined benefit pension and post-retirement medical plans, implementation of pension and post-retirement benefit financial and government accounting standards, defined benefit and defined contribution plan design, and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements. She also serves as a pension and postretirement benefit actuarial specialist as a member of numerous Deloitte & Touche LLP audit teams.

Stromback graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and actuarial science with a minor in music. She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

She was a member of the Actuarial Standards Board’s Pension Committee from 2009 to 2016, and a member of the Actuarial Standards Board’s General Committee from 2017 to 2020, including a stint as chairperson in 2020. She was also a member of the Data Quality Task Force that revised ASOP No. 23, Data Quality, and the Modeling Task Force that developed ASOP No. 56, Modeling.

  • Area of expertise: General Insurance/Property & Casualty
  • Email: patrick.woods4@verizon.net
  • Second term expires: 2024

Patrick B. Woods is a retired property/casualty actuary with extensive experience in ratemaking, predictive modeling, and data management. Prior to his retirement, he was vice president and actuary at Verisk Analytics (previously Insurance Services Office), where he directed the filing of traditional and analytic actuarial products, and the development of new products for automobile insurance and for personal property lines. He was also responsible for the hiring, training, and professional development of the actuarial professional staff.

Woods is a graduate of St. John’s University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in mathematics. He is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and a recipient of the Matthew Rodermund Memorial Service Award, which is awarded by the CAS for significant volunteer contributions to the actuarial profession over the course of a career. He has served on numerous CAS committees and served as chair of the Finance Committee, the Program Planning Committee, and the Editorial Committee.

He is also a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and has served on several Academy committees and task forces, including the Committee on Property Liability Issues, the Risk Classification Work Group, and the Credit Scoring Task Force. Prior to joining the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB), he served as the chairperson of the Ratemaking Task Force that developed ASOP No. 53, Estimating Future Costs for Prospective Property/Casualty Risk Transfer and Risk Retention, and as a member and chairperson of the Casualty Committee of the ASB.

Back Row: Rick Lassow, Kevin Dyke (vice chairperson), Chris Noble,
Dave Neve, Laura Hanson (vice chairperson)
Front Row: Liz Brill, Judy Stromback, Rob Damler (chairperson),
Pat Woods