Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced the appointment of Katherine Antonello, FCAS, MAAA, to the position of chief actuary. Ms. Antonello succeeds Dennis Mealy, who is retiring after 11 years of service.
“We are very pleased to announce Kathy Antonello’s appointment as our next chief actuary,” said NCCI President and CEO Steve Klingel. “She has a broad and accomplished professional background, including a distinguished record of actuarial achievement and senior management success. While we are going to be very sorry to lose Dennis to a well-earned retirement, we are confident that we have found a highly capable individual to succeed him.”
“It’s a tremendous honor to be named as NCCI’s new chief actuary,” Ms. Antonello said. “NCCI is well known throughout the workers compensation industry for their highly trained and professional actuaries and economists, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to join such a skilled and respected team.”
As chief actuary, Ms. Antonello will be responsible for leading the Actuarial and Economic Services division at NCCI. The division is responsible for all actuarial and economic work, including rate/loss cost filings, legislative analyses, compilation and analysis of insurance industry results, residual market reserving, actuarial products, and producing topical industry research. As a member of the senior management team, she will actively participate in the development and implementation of NCCI’s corporate objectives and strategies.
Ms. Antonello spent the past 12 years at Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance, a multi-line carrier writing a significant number of large workers compensation accounts. Her executive responsibilities included oversight of all workers compensation activities including claims, regulatory affairs, policy issuance, data reporting, and reinsurance, in addition to the chief actuary corporate role.
Ms. Antonello previously worked as an actuary with Liberty National Life Insurance Company and Milliman & Robertson. For five years in the late 1990s, she was employed as an actuary in NCCI’s Actuarial and Economic Services Division. She has a BS in mathematics from Birmingham-Southern College.