For immediate release: Jan. 18, 2012
Carlson Appointed BWC Chief Actuarial Officer
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Stephen Buehrer today announced the
appointment of Christopher Carlson as Chief Actuarial Officer. Carlson will be responsible for directing the activities of
BWC's actuarial division, setting employer premium rates to cover the cost of care for Ohioans injured on the job.
"BWC's actuarial operations are among our most important functions to fulfilling our responsibility to support the
care and recovery of Ohio's injured workers, as well as the health of Ohio's businesses by charging the lowest possible
premiums," said Buehrer. "Over Christopher's 32 years of insurance and actuarial experience, he has developed
the specialized skill set we need in this key position within BWC."
Carlson most recently served as consulting actuary for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., an actuarial and management
consulting firm. He previously worked for 15 years as actuarial officer for Nationwide Insurance.
Carlson is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and a member of the American Academy of
Actuaries (MAAA). He is a past president of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), former chair of the CAS Board
of Directors, and served CAS in several other capacities. He has been a member of the Casualty Committee of
the Actuarial Standards Board and served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA).
He has been a member of the Academy's Casualty Practice Council since 2005.
He is also a frequent speaker at industry events, including numerous presentations at educational seminars
and meetings conducted by CAS, the AAA, as well as in South Africa and Australia.
Carlson earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Oregon.
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