Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Promotes Laura Maxwell, Jordan Paszek

Headshots of Jordan Paszek (left) and Laura Maxwell (right)

February 25, 2021

Headshots of Jordan Paszek (left) and Laura Maxwell (right)

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc. has promoted Laura Maxwell to director and consulting actuary and Jordan Paszek to consulting actuary.

"These are two important promotions of key members of our outstanding professional staff," Pinnacle Managing Principal Joe Herbers said in a statement. "There are few in our industry with more industry knowledge and actuarial expertise than Laura. She is a highly regarded consultant and authority on professionalism considerations and actuarial standards of practice. Laura is a model of integrity for our firm and industry."

Ms. Maxwell joined Pinnacle in 2005. She has been in the property-casualty industry since 1987 and has served as a consultant since 2003. She has participated on a number of key committees within the profession and is a speaker and published author on a variety of essential insurance industry topics, including automobile liability, homeowners, cyber risk, and workers compensation, among others.

She is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). Ms. Maxwell is a member on the Casualty Actuarial Society's (CAS) Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar Planning Committee and E-Forum Committee, and is a syllabus part vice chair of the Syllabus and Examination Committee. Ms. Maxwell also is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA) Cyber Risk Task Force and a member of the Actuarial Science Advisory Board at the University of the Pacific. She is also a Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA).

The focus of Ms. Maxwell's actuarial practice includes public entities, enterprise risk management, loss reserving, predictive analytics, and others.

Mr. Paszek is Pinnacle's newest consulting actuary. He has been with the firm since 2015, most recently in an associate actuary role.

"The firm is delighted to congratulate Jordan on his promotion to consulting actuary," Mr. Herbers said. "He is a talented practitioner with a commitment to delivering a high level of customer service. We believe Jordan will be an excellent addition to our consulting team."

Mr. Paszek has contributed to the analyses for multiple group captives and insurance companies in a variety of roles and has extensive experience conducting actuarial studies for captives, self-insureds, and traditional insurance companies involving loss reserving, loss cost projections, risk margin calculations, simulation methods, and commercial lines rate making.

He is an associate of the CAS and is a member on the CAS Member Advisory Panel.

Pinnacle is an independent, full-service actuarial firm focused on the property-casualty insurance industry. Based in Bloomington, Illinois, the firm also has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco. The firm is owned by its professional staff and ranks among the largest property-casualty actuarial firms in the United States.

February 25, 2021