CHICAGO - The Actuarial Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a longstanding history of providing math education and financial literacy through its learning resources and scholarships, has announced Margaret Resce Milkint, managing partner of The Jacobson Group, as chair of its board of trustees.
“The Actuarial Foundation is making a real and needed impact by actively supporting math education and financial literacy,” said Milkint. “I’m honored to serve with my fellow trustees and look forward to continuing to advance and amplify the foundation’s mission.”
Milkint was elected to the board in 2017 and previously served as chair of the development and marketing committee, where she helped guide the foundation’s outreach initiatives. She also served on the executive committee of the foundation’s Educate.Connect.Change. fundraising campaign, raising more than $3 million to date.
As the U.S. philanthropic organization for the actuarial profession, The Actuarial Foundation provides free math resources and national competitions for middle and high school students, scholarships for students interested in studying actuarial science, and a volunteer-driven tutoring program poised to close the math achievement gap. The past three years have been especially revolutionary for the foundation, with a new branding initiative and website, dramatic increases in the number of students served through its tutoring and math competitions, and a revamped financial literacy program. Milkint’s exceptional leadership will ensure this growth continues.
Milkint began her career at Jacobson more than 30 years ago as an actuarial recruiter. Her deep involvement with the actuarial community has continued throughout her career, and she maintains strong ties with actuaries and actuarial groups throughout the industry. Milkint is an active supporter and speaker for the Chicago Actuarial Association and has also been called upon to speak for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society on numerous occasions. She serves as a member of the SOA’s Employers Council. Milkint is a vocal advocate in the STEM movement and is chair of the Million Women Mentors/STEMconnector Women in Insurance Initiative and was honored to receive their Champion of Industry Award.
As managing partner of Jacobson, Milkint leads executive search engagements across all industry verticals and disciplines, including actuarial. A member of the firm’s executive management team, she also plays a key role in broadening the firm’s reach and breadth of insurance talent solutions. Milkint is a champion of diversity, inclusion and intersectionality in the industry. She co-founded the Women’s Insurance Networking Group (WING), a platform for leading industry females to network and celebrate successes, which partners annually with the Women’s Leadership Forum at the SOA Health Meeting. She is U.S. chair of the Insurance Supper Club, a global business community for women operating in or involved with insurance, and sits on the board of the Executive Sisterhood, an organization promoting female leadership in businesses.
About The Jacobson Group:
The Jacobson Group is the leading provider of talent to the insurance industry. For nearly 50 years, Jacobson has been connecting organizations with insurance professionals at all levels across all industry verticals. We provide an array of services including executive search, professional recruiting, temporary staffing and subject matter experts. Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution. Further information is available at jacobsononline.com
About The Actuarial Foundation:
The Actuarial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic institution for the industry in the United States. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance math education and financial literacy through the talents and resources of actuaries. The Foundation’s vision is an educated public in pursuit of a secure financial future. Further information is available at: actuarialfoundation.org.
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