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Kris DeFrain elected to CAS Board

On September 1, 2020, Casualty Actuarial Society’s (CAS) election committee announced that Kris DeFrain, NAIC Director of Research and Actuarial, was elected to CAS’ Board of Directors. Kris has worked at the NAIC for 17 years and in addition to her director responsibilities she supports the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force, the Actuarial Opinion (C) Working Group, and the Big Data (C) Working Group.

“Kris has been such a valuable member of the NAIC team since she joined the organization in 2003 and we’re very proud of her for being selected to serve on the CAS Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity for Kris and we know she will be a valuable contributor to the work of the CAS Board,” said NAIC Chief Executive Officer, Michael Consedine.

CAS is a leading international organization for credentialing and professional education. Founded in 1914, the CAS is the world’s only actuarial organization focused exclusively on property and casualty risks and serves over 8,000 members worldwide. CAS members are experts in property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, finance, risk management, and enterprise risk management. Professionals educated by the CAS empower business and government to make well-informed strategic, financial and operational decisions.

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