The industry Advisory Board provides guidance and advise on various program improvement issues such as curriculum revisions, student recruitment and outreach, co-op and internship programs, scholarships and fundraising, etc. Current members of the board are:
Principal and Consulting Actuary
Kelly joined Milliman in 2014. https://us.milliman.com/en/consultants/Backes-Kelly
Fred Brautigam, M.A., is an actuarial education product developer with over 15 years of experience. With a Master of Arts degree in English and six years in the actuarial profession, Fred is responsible for creating and editing content for manuals, questions, and videos, as well as providing discussion forum support for exams FM and FAM. He previously was a Coach for exams MFE and IFM.
Fred is passionate about the actuarial profession and enjoys making creative contributions to help future actuaries better understand actuarial concepts. His diverse background includes teaching university classes, guest lecturing in math classes, and modernizing the structure, services, and technology at his previous employer as the assistant director of academic support. He currently serves as a volunteer tutor in the Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators program.
A professional writing graduate of UWM, Fred’s master’s thesis focused on using statistics to evaluate the effectiveness of technical documentation. He is known among Coaching Actuaries’ social media followers for his feature videos titled “Fun Facts with Fred,” in which he shares amusing facts related to math and actuarial science.
Michelle is an actuary with the Chicago-Milwaukee office of Milliman. She joined the firm in 2013. https://us.milliman.com/en/consultants/klein-michelle
Senior Actuarial Analyst
Jason Leurquin joined Milliman in 2019 as an Actuarial Analyst, and he was promoted to Senior Actuarial Analyst in January 2022.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2019. Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree with actuarial sciences and mathematics majors and an economics minor. He also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance major.
Jason is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.
In his free time, he enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with his dog.
Actuarial Manager, Individual Products
Drake Menzia is a UWM alumnus and is currently working as a health pricing actuary at National General, an Allstate Company. He joined the company in 2012.
Actuarial Senior Specialist
Marlee graduated from UW-Madison in 2017 with a degree in Actuarial Science after transferring from UWM after her Junior year. She is now part of the Actuarial Leadership Development Program at Northwestern Mutual and is currently on rotation to the Risk Selection Strategy Department. She recently passed her final FSA exam and is finishing up modules before receiving her FSA.
Actuarial Services Manager
Principal and Consulting Actuary
Jason joined the Milwaukee office of Milliman in 2006.
Prior to joining Milliman, Jason worked at a large insurance company specializing in dental, life, and short-term disability products.
Jason’s areas of expertise are managed care, Medicare Advantage, supplemental benefits products, and strategic consulting. He has assisted clients with rating and underwriting, experience analyses, reserve and liability estimates, product design, risk sharing arrangements, healthcare reform analysis, risk adjustment, and other actuarial projections. His clients include professional associations/trusts, employers, provider-owned health plans, and insurance companies, both in the commercial and retiree markets.
Krystal started out as a property/casualty actuary at Allstate, joining the company in 2015 after graduating from UW-Milwaukee. Currently she is a data scientist at Allstate.