Leadership Team

 

 

KAAS Officers

  

Kyuman (Q) Lee: President

Kyuman (Q) Lee, FSA, CFA, CERA, EA, FCA, MAAA has been a retirement consulting actuary at Buck Consultants since 2008. His responsibilities at Buck include various client projects including statutory funding and GAAP valuations of qualified and non-qualified defined benefit pension plans, ALM study, plan design study, consulting tool development, etc. Q holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Actuarial Science and Finance from the University of Waterloo based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. During his time at Waterloo, Q served as an executive officer for two years for the school's Korean Students Association (UWKSA) and was subsequently elected for its president. During his presidency, he led a complete reform of the Association's structure, policies, constitution, and financial control. Q has been a member of KAAS since 2008.

 

Alice Lee: Past President

Alice Lee, ASA, MAAA is a Director in individual Life Insurance Actuarial Analysis & Modeling area at Prudential Life Insurance Co. Her responsibilities include modeling interest sensitive products for Economic Capital purposes, oversee product implementation, stochastic models for hedging liability duration. Alice received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Math & Statistics from Stony Brook University in New York. She was the president of KAAS during the period of 2008-2011. Alice is also a co-founder of KAAS. 


Seong-min Eom: Vice President

Seong-min Eom, FSA, MAAA is a manager in the actuarial consulting services of KPMG. She has over 15 years of insurance industry experience as an actuary, mostly concentrated in the area of enterprise risk management. Seong-min's responsibilities include managing and leading the operational risk management projects, validating hedging programs of her client insurance companies, reviewing the overall risk management process, suggesting improvements to the internal risk control processes, and assisting with the financial statement audit. Seong-min holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from Seoul National University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. She has been a member of KAAS since 199x.

 

Jillian Daun Chung: Secretary

Jill was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea until the age of 15 when her family moved to Cherry Hill, NJ. She graduated in 2012 from Rutgers University where she started as a biomedical engineering major and later switched to pursuing a double major in mechanical engineering and statistics in which she obtained her Bachelor's degree. Jill's first exposure to actuarial profession was when she was in her junior year, when she took the first actuarial exam and interned at Swiss Re. She has recently been offered a full-time position with Swiss Re in Schaumburg, IL and will begin in July 2012.

 

Alex Hyun Jin Park: Treasurer

Alex was also born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and spent most of his life in the mother country. Following the completion of his junior year at the Catholic University of Korea, Alex joined the national military force of South Korea and served as an accounting sergeant for 2.5 years. After being discharged from the military service, he worked as a research assistant at the Seoul National University for 2 years and simultaneously completed his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. After moving to the U.S., Alex attended Baruch College where he attained a Master of Science degree in Statistics. As the Society's Treasurer, Alex is responsible for recording overall flow of the Society's funds and reporting it to the members on an annual basis.

 

Sonin Kwon: Director of Education and Mentoring

Sonin Kwon, CFA, FSA, MAAA is an investment director of Babson Capital Management LLC's Quantitative Management Group which includes MassMutual's General Investment Account ALM/Hedging. Sonin has over 17 years of industry experience, and is a FSA and a CFA charter holder. Prior to joining the actuarial/investment world, she taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Sonin holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. She has been a member of KAAS since 1998.

 

Jeffrey Yoon: Director of Member Relations

Jeff Yoon, FSA, MAAA is a former vice president of KAAS during the period of 2008-2011. He has over 20 years of insurance industry experience as an actuary, and has been with Prudential Life Insurance Co. since 1999 where he acquired extensive knowledge and experience in actuarial modeling, forecasting cash flows and reserves, facilitating in-house data processing, and managing various special projects. Prior to joining Prudential, Jeff worked at MetLife and Mutual of New York where he rotated among different departments. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the State University of New York Albany.

 

Claire Hyoeun Jang: Director of Media

Claire has recently received a Master of Science degree in Actuarial Science from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea. During her time at Columbia, Claire interned in the Individual Life Insurance department at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Prior to attending Columbia University, she worked at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company for two years as a full-time associate actuary. Her responsibilities included developing models for annuity, life, health, and long-term property and liability insurance products. She has recently started working in the International Insurance division of Prudential Financial.


KAAS Volunteer Staffs

 

Gee Hea Pak

Gee Hea was born and raised in New York, NY. She completed a double major Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science and Financial Economics in 2011 at SUNY Binghamton University. Gee Hea is currently attending Columbia University, pursuing her Master of Science degree in Actuarial Science. She is actively working towards attaining ASA and will begin her full-time career at PwC in September 2012.