Alice Underwood

 Alice Underwood, Chair


Alice Underwood has been a recognized leader in the actuarial profession and a sought-after speaker for insurance industry events. She has published dozens of articles on actuarial and insurance-industry topics and has held board and officer positions within a number of insurance industry associations.  Her actuarial career has included roles in both the U.S. and Europe. Recently retired, she previously headed the global insurance consulting and technology practice for a leading financial services company.

She holds a B.S. with Highest Honors in mathematics from The University of Texas and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Alice is also a voracious reader of science fiction, a student of history and politics, an unrepentant Trekker, a mediocre seamstress, an avid SCUBA diver, an occasional yogini, an enthusiastic eclipse chaser, and a Peloton devotee. She is the co-author of six novels based on Greek mythology and set in the Bronze Age; her most recent “Tapestry of Bronze” novel, Clytemnestra: The Mother’s Blade was released in September 2017.  Alice and her husband Mark Kimmey live in New York City, where they cater to the whims of two dictatorial felines.


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