Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Adds Three to Actuarial Consulting Team

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October 28, 2022 |

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Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., has added Gary Wang as senior consulting actuary and Achille Sime and Megan Camanocha as consulting actuaries.

"Gary, Achille and Megan are talented and accomplished professionals with many years of success in the [property and casualty (P&C)] insurance industry," Pinnacle Managing Principal Joe Herbers said in a statement. "They bring deep knowledge of multiple lines of business, from homeowners to workers compensation and are skilled in different actuarial disciplines and practice areas, including predictive analytics and reinsurance. We're delighted to welcome them to Pinnacle and add their expertise to our consulting team."

Mr. Wang rejoins Pinnacle, where he previously was a senior consulting actuary for approximately 15 years. He has extensive experience in the application of advanced statistical modeling techniques for insurance.

Mr. Wang's areas of expertise include rating and underwriting plan design, homeowners, and automobile, including vehicle characteristics analysis and scorecard and territory boundary development, among others. He has worked in the P&C industry since 1999 and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Mr. Wang currently serves on the Casualty Actuarial Society Ratemaking, Product, and Modeling Seminar Planning Committee.

Mr. Sime joins Pinnacle from his own consulting firm, SL Financial. He has more than 19 years of experience in consulting and is a qualified actuary in the United States as well as in France. He has served as an appointed actuary and loss reserve specialist for a number of companies in Bermuda and the United States.

Mr. Sime's areas of practice include rate filings, actuarial pricing, and catastrophe modeling for reinsurance renewals and loss reserve and funding studies for captive insurance companies and self-insured entities. He was a first fellow of the Society of Actuaries in the general insurance track and has served on professional committees, including on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Educational Standards and Assessment Guidance Project and the American Academy of Actuaries' (AAA) P/C Extreme Events and Property Lines and Property and Casualty Risk-Based Capital committees, as well as the AAA's Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting.

Ms. Camanocha brings considerable P&C actuarial and predictive analytics experience to Pinnacle. She has worked for several large insurance companies and possesses a strong pricing background, with a track record in personal and commercial product lines. Her actuarial expertise includes rate adequacy and rate plan development for homeowners, inland marine, and businessowners insurance products, as well as workers compensation reserving.

Ms. Camanocha is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Throughout her career, she has been committed to the development of women professionals in the actuarial and analytics fields. She coleads the Measurement and Reporting Committee of the Network of Actuarial Women and Allies.

Pinnacle is an independent, full-service actuarial firm focused on the P&C insurance industry. With a home office in Bloomington, Illinois, the firm also has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco.

October 28, 2022