Professional Community

Relationships with the Professional Actuarial Community


We have been especially fortunate to benefit from the advice, support and participation of the members of two advisory groups for actuary program.  One, the Actuarial Studies Advisory Council, provides advice for the actuarial program on all its activities.  The other, the Red McCombs Advisory Board, is composed of business school alumni interested in encouraging business students to participate in the actuarial program.  Students with questions about actuarial careers are encouraged to contact any of the listed members.

Actuarial Studies Advisory Council

Jeffrey Bridge, FSA, MAAA, American General Life Companies, Houston, TX
Douglas Brown, ASA, MAAA, American National Insurance, Galveston, TX
Lillian Cho, ASA FCA, Towers Watson, Dallas, TX
Jorge Cisneros, ASA, Towers Watson, Dallas, TX
Philip S. Dial, FSA, Rudd & Wisdom, Austin, TX
Ryan Daniels, FSA, Trustmark Insurance, Lake Forest, IL
Christian Goodman, ASA, Milliman, Dallas, TX
Serhat Guven, FCAS, EMB America, San Antonio, TX
Amanda Ellis, FSA, AIG American General Life Insurance, Houston, TX
Meagan Hughes, Deloitte Consulting, Dallas, TX
Brian Kasper, FSA, PhD, AEGON Direct Marketing, Plano, TX
Brian Levine, FSA, EA, hewitt Associates, Irving, TX
Shawn Loftus, FSA, USAA Life Insurance, San Antonio, TX
Roger F. Ray, ASA, FCA, Leggette Actuaries, Dallas, TX
George Sanger, FSA, Hewitt Associates, The Woodlands, TX
Karen Nowiejski Smith, FSA, Nova Pension Valuations, Houston, TX
Alan S. Taper, FSA, Hewitt Associates, Irving, TX
Catherine Taylor (Council Chair), FCAS, USAA Insurance, San Antonio, TX
Glenn Tobleman, FSA, FCAS, Lewis & Ellis, Richardson, TX
Gregory Young, ASA, EA, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Dallas, TX
Valerie Zinzer, FSA, Nova Pension Valuations, Austin, TX

Red McCombs Advisory Board

Bryan Avant, ASA
Wayne Barnard, FSA, AIG American General Life Insurance, Houston, TX
Frank V. Broll, Jr., FSA, American National Insurance, Galveston, TX
Mark Callahan, FCAS, HHC Insurance Holdings, Houston, TX
Rick Davenport, FSA, Deloitte Consulting, Dallas, TX
Allen Jacobson, Jr., FSA
Linda A. Konarik, ASA, EA, ACA Buck Consultants, Houston, TX
Richard Mallett, FSA, Towers Watson, Dallas, TX
Lorie Pate, ACAS, USAA, San Antonio, TX
Matt Sicking, ASA, EA, FCA, Towers Watson, Dallas, TX
Alan S. Taper (Board Chair), FSA, FCA, Hewitt Associates, Irving, TX
Mark Trieb, FSA, Milliman, Dallas, TX
Gregory Young, ASA, EA, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Dallas, TX