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Beth Fitzgerald

Beth Fitzgerald

Topics: Actuarial Science, Predictive Analytics

Beth Fitzgerald is senior vice president, industry engagement, ISO. Ms. Fitzgerald helps represent ISO to the global property/casualty insurance industry, participating in meetings with organizations both in the United States and around the world. Ms. Fitzgerald uses her broad experience and knowledge of insurance to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including insurers, regulators, agents/brokers, and actuaries.

Before her current role, Ms. Fitzgerald served as president of ISO Solutions, where she oversaw the development of ISO’s core products and services, including advisory prospective loss costs (projections of future claims), policy forms, underwriting rules, and related information products that most insurers use to write one or more lines of commercial or personal business.

Ms. Fitzgerald is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She is also a member and currently serves as Vice Chair of Finance of the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB).

Joseph Izzo

Joseph Izzo

Topics: Actuarial Science, Data Management

Joe Izzo is senior vice president of data strategy and information management at ISO. Mr. Izzo manages the maintenance and quality of ISO’s statistical databases and related products and services. He has more than 29 years of actuarial and data management experience.

Mr. Izzo began his career with ISO in 1986 as an actuarial assistant. He has held management positions of increasing responsibility since 1994. Those responsibilities have included personal and commercial lines data management and quality, new data product development, and actuarial consulting.

Mr. Izzo has been a speaker at various conferences and seminars run by ISO, the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA).

Graduating from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mr. Izzo earned a bachelor of science in operations research with a concentration in economics. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and an Associate in Insurance Services (AIS).

Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy

Topics: Actuarial Science, Drones, General Liability, Construction Defects

Tim McCarthy is an actuarial director in the commercial lines actuarial division at ISO Solutions. He is responsible for managing the actuarial operations for commercial general liability, medical professional, and commercial excess/umbrella. He has worked at ISO for more than 20 years.

Mr. McCarthy graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Loyola College and has earned the designations of Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS) and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He is also a past president of the Casualty Actuaries of Greater New York (CAGNY).

Jared Smollik

Jared Smollik

Topics: Autonomous Cars, Telematics, Actuarial Science, Auto Trends, Data Analytics

Jared Smollik is the actuarial product director for personal auto at ISO Solutions. Mr. Smollik leads a team of personal auto insurance professionals in using customer feedback, market knowledge, and business intelligence to drive the creation of new actuarial products and to maintain and enhance ISO’s existing programs.

Mr. Smollik is also part of Verisk’s effort to develop vehicle telematics products and contributes to other automobile-related research. Mr. Smollik graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and finance from Rutgers College and the Rutgers Business School. He has earned the designations of Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Associate in Risk Management-ERM (ARM-E).