Lewis & Ellis Inc.
MARK BIRDSALL, FSA, MAAA, FCA, MBA

MARK BIRDSALL, FSA, MAAA, FCA, MBA

Vice President
Consulting Actuary, Kansas City
MBirdsall@LewisEllis.com

Summary

Mark has spent most of his career as a company life insurance actuary, but enjoyed a new and different role as a regulatory actuary for 4 1/2 years with the Kansas Insurance Department. He joined Lewis & Ellis in June, 2015. He has served as a chief actuary, appointed actuary and illustration actuary. In his work for the Kansas Insurance Department, he served on many NAIC working groups, including the Life Actuarial Task Force and as chair of the Life Risk-Based Capital Working Group. In addition, he has participated on work groups of both the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries, including as a contributing editor for The Actuary magazine. In his review work, Mark has observed the need for more objective assumption-setting processes and better dynamic behavior assumptions in cash flow models. He has been working with data aggregators such as LIMRA on research projects to unravel industry experience to align better with assumption-setting needs and to develop dynamic behavior functions for cash flow models using predictive modeling tools and cluster analysis. For PBR, Mark has been working in collaboration with others to develop modeling methods that could both qualify as approximation methods for PBR reserves and provide meaningful risk analysis.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Brigham Young University
Master of Business Administration, Brigham Young University
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries
 

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