Jeff Beckley elected to Society of Actuaries Board


Jeffrey A. Beckley Jeffrey A. Beckley (FSA, MAAA), Professional Actuary in Residence and Co-Director of the Purdue Actuarial Science Program, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

The SOA is an education, research, and professional organization dedicated to serving the public and its 20,000 members. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk. The SOA's mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business, and societal problems involving uncertain future events.

As a member of the actuarial science program faculty, Beckley has taught at Purdue since 2004. Each year, science undergraduate students select the faculty member whose teaching has had the greatest impact on science majors. In 2005-06 and 2006-07, he was voted the College of Science Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, and his name regularly appears in their list of top ten teachers.

After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in actuarial science, Beckley held executive positions with Lafayette Life Insurance and Standard Life Insurance before starting his own firm, Beckley & Associates, in 1986. His actuarial consulting firm was purchased in 1999 by Deloitte & Touche, for whom Beckley worked until 2004.

From 1981-95, Beckley served on several of the Society of Actuaries committees that write the actuarial exams. He began by writing exam questions and eventually became the Chairperson of the Examination committee, and finally, Vice General Chairperson of the Education and Examination Committee.

Beckley is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He won the 2001 President's Award for outstanding service to the SOA. He previously served on the Ball State actuarial advisory board and has been on Purdue's actuarial science advisory board since 1998.