SAIF hires Laura Robison as Chief Actuarial Officer

Robison to start role in September

posted June 07, 2018

Laura Robison, FCAS, MAAA, will be joining SAIF in September, as chief actuarial officer.

In her new role, Robison will manage the loss reserving process, oversee ratemaking and rate filing, and manage SAIF's reinsurance program, among other duties.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Laura to SAIF to lead our actuary team,” said Kerry Barnett, president and CEO at SAIF. “She's a proven leader, with broad expertise in the public and private sectors. We particularly admire her dedication to the state of Oregon, and look forward to bringing her expertise on board.”

Robison currently serves as the chief financial officer at Oregon Health Authority, and previously served as the insurance commissioner, chief actuary, and administrator within the Division of Financial Regulation in the State of Oregon's Department of Consumer and Business Services.  

Before that, Laura worked as a consulting actuary for Willis Towers Watson in San Francisco, as an underwriting manager for Applied Underwriters in Foster City, Calif., and as an actuarial analyst for Liberty Mutual Group in Boston.   

Laura received her bachelor's degree in mathematics and economics from Boston University. She is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.   

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