Oakland, CA – Sean Cooper, FCAS, MAAA, a long-time leader in the workers’ compensation industry, has joined the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) as executive vice president and deputy chief actuary.
Cooper will succeed the outgoing WCIRB chief actuary, Dave Bellusci, upon his retirement in Spring 2023. Cooper will assume the role of chief actuary at that time.
Cooper has more than 30 years of experience as an actuary and leader in various property and casualty insurance roles.
Most recently, he served as practice leader and senior actuary for the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) where he led their legislative analysis area and was responsible for several strategic initiatives. His expertise includes ratemaking, reserving and research, and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
In his new role, Cooper will serve as a member of the WCIRB senior leadership team and will be charged with leading the actuarial and research functions.
“Sean is a highly talented leader and actuary with significant expertise in the workers’ compensation system,” says Bill Mudge, president and CEO of the WCIRB. “His appointment represents our continued growth in key services to the workers’ compensation industry. I am confident Sean will provide additional depth to our cadre of very skilled actuarial and research leaders to meet the evolving needs of the stakeholders we serve.”
Cooper received a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from Florida A&M University. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Source: CA WCIRB