Department of Mathematics Meet & Greet

When: Friday3/11/22, 2:00PM—3:15PM (Meet & Greet - Zoom)

Where: ZOOM (Online/Virtual event) 

Direct link to the video: YouTube or watch below on this page

What is the Meet and Greet?: This event is for all Undergraduate Math Majors, including Mathematical Biology, Math Graduate students, Departmental Faculty and Staff. The purpose of this social is to create a pleasant and comfortable environment among faculty and students. This year the Meet and Greet and Pi Day Celebration events will be held separately with the Meet and Greet being virtual and Pi Day being held in-person.

This Spring the Meet and Greet will be virtual/online 

This Information session is meant to introduce students to AIG's employment opportunities (full-time, part-time, internships), culture and involvement with our summer actuary camp. Willis Towers Watson will also discuss their internship program and available career opportunities.

The speakers will discuss the following:

  • Speaker Biographies:
    • Which steps were taken to acquire their current positions?
    • What was their process like and what was involved in their preparation to find a position?
    • Which opportunities did they take advantage of that proved invaluable during the application process.
    • Perspectives on “life beyond the degree”
  • Their roles at the company
  • What a typical day looks like
  • About us (goals, objectives, who they serve and what they represent)
  • Job/Internship overviews- opportunities/descriptions
  • Q & A Session

AIG Speakers:

Brandon Wright (Deputy Chief Finance Actuary - Life US @AIG)Actuary with 15+ years of experience in the life insurance and annuities industry. In depth knowledge of issues related to life insurance product illustrations and quotes. Specialties: Financial Services software development/testing; Computer Programming (APL)

Maggie Renna (Global ADP Manager @AIG):  Global Actuarial Program Manager. Experienced Human Resources Specialist with a demonstrated history of working with actuaries in the insurance industry. Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, Microsoft Word, Coaching and Employee Relations. My passion lies in recruiting, hiring and the professional development of actuaries


Willis Towers Watson Speakers:

Caleb Harmon (ASA, EA) Associate Director @Willis Towers Watson

Cat Kenagy (FSA, EA) Senior Director @Willis Towers WatsonFSA, EA retirement actuary with over 15 years of consulting experience helping clients in the strategy and risk management of their defined benefit, defined contribution, postretirement medical, post-employment and nonqualified benefit programs. Experience includes management of annual actuarial valuations, funding and cost management strategies, strategic plan design, union negotiations, retirement plan M&A due diligence, pension risk management, and bulk lump sums. Also serves as the regional subject matter expert in financial wellness for the WTW west region market helping clients with the strategy development and execution of their employee financial wellbeing programs




(2:00 PM) AIG

(2:30 PM) Willis Towers Watson

(3:00—3:10 PM) Scholarship award recipients  

(3:10—3:15 PM) PME Induction Ceremony  


Meet and Greet (AIG)





Meet and Greet (Willis Towers Watson)


Caleb- WTW



Meet & Greet Video


Spring 2022 Scholarship recipients
   Charles P. Benner Scholarship       Jordan Reed  
   Charles P. Benner Scholarship    Damon Spencer
   Charles P. Benner Scholarship    Caleb Barnett
   Blanche B. Grover Scholarship    Phuong Thai
   Blanche B. Grover Scholarship    Gerald Howard III  
   Blanche B. Grover Scholarship    Sujan Lamsal
   Mathematics Undergraduate Scholarship     Zain Bhatti
   Mathematics Undergraduate Scholarship     Ethan Hawkins
   Henry Graham Scholarship     Audrey Tedore




 Audrey- Scholar



Please see below for our FY 2022 PME Inductees:


  Cassandra De Leon     Brayan Alejandro Gutierrez     Shadae Juliet Josephine Lewis  
  Randy Pham     Alejandro Gonzalez Salinas   Damon Renel Spencer Jr.



Certificates (PDF) 

Fall 2021 Meet and Greet