Alice Gannon, SVP and chief actuary for USAA, has announced that she will retire in January 2015 after 36 years of service. Gannon received a Women in Insurance Leadership Award from Insurance Networking News last year. Dan Pickens, now VP, P&C portfolio management, will become USAA’s chief actuary upon her retirement.

See also: Alice Gannon — 2013 Women in Insurance Leadership Honoree

Gannon has served as the chair for many industry organizations, including the board of directors of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. She was the second woman to be elected to this position. In addition, she served as the president, and later the chairman of the board of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and served on the discipline committee.

Gannon was appointed by the California Insurance Commissioner as a member of the California Earthquake Authority Advisory Panel in February 2001 and served until January 2007. She also served as a member of the Insurance Research Council Advisory Board from 1989 to 2005, and was chairman from 1998 to 2000.

Gannon was also the actuary member of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology from 1996 to 1999 during the establishment of its first standards for reviewing and approving hurricane catastrophe models. Gannon also served as the secretary and treasurer of the Texas Windstorm Association and chair of its actuarial and underwriting committee.

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