William Michalisin was appointed executive director of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Mr. Michalisin, who most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Institute of Internal Auditors, a global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors, will start his new position Sept. 27. He is replacing Mary Downs, who stepped down as executive director in June, an academy spokesman said in an email.
In his new role, Mr. Michalisin will lead the academy's efforts to provide objective actuarial information to public policymakers at all levels of government.
"We look forward to Bill bringing his talents and experience as a proven, results-driven leader in association operations, strategy and member-centric focus to the Academy as we enter an exciting new chapter in the academy's critical work to further actuarial professionalism and the development of sound public policy," Academy President Tom Campbell said in a news release.
"I am especially excited to work with the academy's outstanding board, staff and volunteers and collaborate with peer organizations, public policymakers and interested stakeholders to bring an objective actuarial perspective to bear on public policy discussions and promote a robust and effective infrastructure for actuarial professionalism in the United States," Mr. Michalisin said in the news release.