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Mark Brissman

BS ’77 Mathematics and Biology, Purdue University
MS ’78 Industrial Administration, Purdue University

"My Purdue experience in the College of Science and Krannert School of Management were invaluable to me because it instilled in me the lifelong joy of wonder and the tools of discovery. To me, Purdue was not about memorizing facts, it was about learning a better quality thinking."

Mark Brissman is regional director and actuary at Aon Global Risk Consultants (AGRC) in Dallas, overseeing the Actuarial & Analytics Practice for the Southwest region. AGRC serves as the preferred risk and insurance trusted advisor to a significant proportion of Fortune 500 companies in a variety of capacities helping them to better understand and plan for their insured and uninsured risks and liabilities. In this role, Brissman oversees his team’s actuarial analyses and deliverables for clients’ self-insurance programs and captive insurance companies, provides staff peer reviews to ensure compliance with applicable standards of practice, and assists in the overall strategic planning for the practice. His areas of expertise include enterprise risk management, dynamic financial analysis, capital aggregation management, reinsurance, mergers and acquisitions, loss reserve analyses, Statements of Actuarial Opinion, loss forecasting, and capital and risk allocations within client corporations. Previously at Aon, Mark led the actuarial practice for New York, Boston, Philadelphia and the Northeast Region.

Brissman also serves as Aon’s national practice leader for Predictive Analytics leading the team that provides clients unique sophisticated statistical predictive models to help them maximize their understanding of their operations (e.g. workers compensation claims) and optimize their outcomes (e.g., prevent accidents and reduce losses).

Brissman began his predictive analytics and actuarial career in the Research Department at State Farm Insurance Companies, which led to a valuable fieldwork experience in State Farm’s Greeley, Colorado, regional office and then finally back to the corporate actuarial department. From there, Brissman accepted a series of Chief Actuarial Officer and/or senior leadership roles of increasing scope and responsibility at GAINSCO Insurance Company, Landmark/AIG Insurance Company, CNA Financial, and Hanover Insurance Group before joining Aon.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1997 - Appointed president of Landmark Insurance Company/AIG
  • 1993 - Awarded fellowship in Casualty Actuarial Society
  • 1989 - Awarded associateship in the Casualty Actuarial Society, membership in American Academy of Actuaries
  • 1988 - Appointed assistant to regional vice president in State Farm Mountain States Region executive office
  • 1980 - Awarded Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation 


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