Past Employer Biographies

Thrivent - 11/10

Katelin Weiers, FSA

A graduate of the College of Saint Benedict, Katelin has worked at Thrivent for 9 years, earning her FSA in 2018. Most of that time has been dedicated to the corporate modeling of the life, health, and annuity products, including reserve calculations, though she has also worked in life product development.

Jenna Kapinos

Jenna recently graduated from Knox College, and interned at Fidelity before moving to Thrivent, where she has worked just over 2 years, and she is just 1 exam (and a couple modules) away from being an ASA. As a member of the capital management team, she has been heavily involved in corporate reporting and surplus monitoring (risk based capital/RBC).

Church Mutual - 11/1

Cassius (Cash) Noskowiak

Cassius graduated from UW Madison in 2018 with a degree in Statistics and an emphasis in Actuarial Science.  He has worked at Church Mutual for four and half years, including a nine month internship with the Business Intelligence team. His actuarial ratemaking experience focuses on producing indications, analyzing the impact of product conversion, and building an umbrella rating algorithm.

Chas Karch 

Chas received his Capstone Certificate in Actuarial Science from UW Madison in 2017, and he has five years of industry experience. He spent four and a half years with American Family in Personal Auto Ratemaking, where he focused on rate reviews, indications, and analyzing the impact of Covid-19 on personal auto exposure. He has spent the past six months working on Large Account Pricing with Church Mutual.

CUNA Mutual Group - 10/12

Elle Switzer

Elle is a Director of Annuity Product Management for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role she is responsible for annuity product strategy, innovation, development, and competitive intelligence. Elle graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Actuarial Science and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. 

Andy Korger 

Andy is a Senior Actuary of Annuity Pricing for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role he is responsible for pricing, modeling and risk management. Andy graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary.

Mutual of Omaha - 10/6

Dylan Shake

Dylan has worked at Mutual for a little over four years now after going through the internship program.  He has had two different roles, but currently works in Capital Management, where he's been for the last 2 years or so. He graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences. He currently lives in Indianapolis, IN & his hobbies include playing board games, golfing, and going for walks with his dog!

Drew Lockhart

Drew has worked at Mutual of Omaha for four years, working in 3 different roles. He currently works on the annuity line of their retirement divisions, helping price pension plans. He is currently waiting on Final Assessment results to get his ASA. He graduated from Iowa State and lives in Ely, IA (near Cedar Rapids).  His hobbies include board games & biking!

Megan McCann

Megan is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she majored in actuarial science. After interning at Mutual of Omaha in 2019, she began working full-time in May 2020. At Mutual, she has worked in annuity valuation and in group life pricing. She currently lives in Raleigh, NC, where she's equidistant from the beaches and mountains! When she's not busy studying for exams, you can find her hiking or kayaking.