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Mark Larson

MARK J. LARSON

Senior Actuarial Analyst


Present Position

Senior Actuarial Analyst

Responsibilities

Provides property and casualty actuarial, technical, and auditing services. Works with the Consulting Actuaries in conducting feasibility, reserve, and funding analyses for insurance entities and self-insured groups; and in conducting actuarial analyses for state insurance departments (risk-focused and other statutory actuarial examinations, and captive and risk retention group application reviews). Responsibilities include gathering, reconciling, auditing, and analyzing loss and loss adjustment expense data; developing spreadsheets; researching underlying issues; performing analytic procedures; completing actuarial calculations and routine reviews; technically reviewing actuarial spreadsheets; and preparing actuarial exhibits, workpapers, reports, and opinions. Also assists in project management and working with the Actuarial Analysts.

Experience

Began working for Taylor-Walker in November 2021.

Previously, Mr. Larson was employed by Nationwide Insurance for 11.5 years. He began as a Pricing Specialist, working with both personal and commercial lines. As part of his responsibilities, he created re-rating and rate impact templates, adjusted a personal auto rating plan to meet California legislation requirements, and created rate upload templates. He subsequently worked as a Pricing Manager over Nonstandard Auto. In this position, he rebuilt rate review impact templates and standardized loss ratio and impact reports for product management partners; and managed personal auto and commercial auto rate reviews.

Mr. Larson also worked for 2.5 years as a Pricing Analyst in commercial lines for Grange Insurance. He was able to improve analytic processes for underwriters, and he led or assisted in pricing reviews for every commercial line of business.

Early in his career, Mr. Larson worked for two years as an University Instructor teaching Elementary Business Statistics and Intermediate to College Algebra.

Mr. Larson is proficient in Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic for Applications. He has also worked with SAS, utilizing SQL commands for data retrieval and manipulation.

Professional Activities

Mr. Larson has passed Casualty Actuarial Society Exams 1 – 5 and 7.  

He also earned the following certificates in 2020 and 2021: 

 Python for Everybody Specialization (University of Michigan)

 SQL for Data Science (University of CA, Davis)

 Fundamentals of Visualization with Tableau (University of CA, Davis)

 Essential Design Principles for Tableau (University of CA, Davis)

 Introduction to R Programming for Data Science (IBM)

Education

BS, Weber State University, Applied Mathematics with a Computer Science Minor - 2003