Academy of Actuaries Appoints Hinchman as Executive Director

April 24, 2008

The American Academy of Actuaries appointed Grace Hinchman as its new executive director. Hinchman was previously the senior vice president of public affairs and technical activities for Financial Executives International, a professional association of chief financial officers, controllers, treasurers, and tax directors.

Among other responsibilities as executive director, Hinchman will be charged with developing and recommending programs and policies for the execution of the Academy’s vision, mission, and strategic plan through its core function areas, including public policy, professionalism, and communication.

While with Financial Executive International, Hinchman was instrumental in advocating the passage of Sarbanes Oxley Act sections 406 and 407, which call for an ethical code of conduct for chief financial officers and audit committee financial experts. Her 25 years of public policy experience also include stints as the manager of public affairs for Digital Equipment Corp. and as the managing director of Telocator Network of America. Hinchman’s career began on Capitol Hill, serving on the staffs of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Rep. David Emery.

Hinchman will succeed Kevin Cronin, who retired from full-time employment in March. She is slated to begin in mid-May.

Source: American Academy of Actuaries,

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