Tonya Bowman Manning won election as president-elect of the Society of Actuaries, winning a close vote among society members, according to a statement from the SOA.
Ms. Manning, an actuary with the Internal Revenue Service, won with a second-round tally of 51.1% to 48.9% against Mark J. Freedman, principal of Ernst & Young and SOA secretary-treasurer, vice-president and member of the board of directors.
In the first round, Ms. Manning received 39.9% of the vote; Mr. Freedman, 37.8%; and James M. Glickman, president and CEO of LifeCare Assurance, with the remainder.
Ms. Manning, a vice president and SOA director, will become president for the SOA’s 2012-‘13 year.
As president-elect, she succeeds Bradley M. Smith, chairman of Milliman. Mr. Smith will become SOA president, replacing Donald J. Segal, who becomes immediate past president and continues to serve on the SOA board of directors. Mr. Segal is vice president of Aon Hewitt.
The posts have a one-year term, beginning Oct. 18.
Elected as vice presidents for two-year terms were Jeremy Gold, principal and consulting actuary, Jeremy Gold Pensions; Abe Gootzeit, senior vice president, strategic partnerships, U.S. market, Reinsurance Group of America; and Martine Sohier, senior consultant at Towers Watson.The 22,000-member SOA promotes research and education on actuarial issues and sets standards for the profession.