The website author believes the Academy’s updated Board and Committee Meetings Policy is inconsistent with the Academy Bylaws.  Specifically  the author believes the new meeting policy is inconsistent with Article I or Article XI of the Academy Bylaws.  Additionally, the author believes that closing the ASB planning meeting or Committee on Qualifications prior to the adoption of the new meeting policy was inconsistent with the Academy’s bylaws or the then in effect Academy meeting policy.

However, pursuing a bylaw change may prove timelier than waiting for litigation to be concluded.  The sooner this matter is clarified and corrected, the better the actuarial profession and for the public.

Unless another individual is specifically identified, Karen Smith is the author of the website.  Karen can be reached via email at