Dr. Donald Behan

Dr. Donald F. Behan serves as a consulting actuary to Charitable Solutions, LLC for charitable gift annuity risk management services and reinsurance design.

His areas of expertise include actuarial consulting services to insurance companies, attorneys, insurance purchasers, non-profit organizations in the Life, Health, Property, and Casualty Fields as well as the Financial Management of Insurance Companies, Statistical Applications and the Economic Value of Human Life.

He is a senior research associate in the Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research at Georgia State University. Prior to accepting his current position he was professor of actuarial science and director of the University’s Actuarial Science program for six years.

For the preceding 22 years Dr. Behan was with Deloitte, an international public accounting and consulting firm. He was the firm’s chief actuary, and was the partner in charge of the firm’s insurance actuarial practice, which included over 100 actuaries. His consulting services covered the life, health, and property and casualty fields. For several years he headed the firm’s largest regional employee benefits practice. He also provided statistical consulting services to airlines and other organizations.

Dr. Behan has published articles in the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, the Record of the Society of Actuaries, Nonprofit World, The Interpreter and The Actuary. He received an AB degree at Cornell University, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Illinois. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and his credentials have been accepted by the Casualty Practice Council of the American Academy of Actuaries.

He has been a member of committees of the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Society of Actuaries and the American Academy of Actuaries. He was recently appointed by the Council of Presidents of the United States actuarial organizations to chair a task force to review the process of establishing professional standards for actuaries in the United States.