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Insurance company executive

Barbara Jean Lautzenheiser, American insurance company executive. Recipient Young Alumni service award Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1971, Corporation Woman award Women Business Owners of New York, 1983, C.H. Poindexter award for distinguished achievement and exceptional service to the association and insurance industry National Association Life Companies, 1989.


Lautzenheiser, Barbara Jean was born on November 15, 1938 in LaFeria, Texas, United States. Daughter of Fred E. and Verna V. Lautzenheiser.


Bachelor of Arts with high distinction, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1960.


Actuarial trainee, Bankers Life Insurance Company Nebraska, Lincoln, 1960-1964; programmer and systems analyst, Bankers Life Insurance Company Nebraska, Lincoln, 1964-1965; assistant actuary, Bankers Life Insurance Company Nebraska, Lincoln, 1965-1969; associate actuary, Bankers Life Insurance Company Nebraska, Lincoln, 1969-1970; 2d vice president, actuary, Bankers Life Insurance Company Nebraska, Lincoln, 1970-1972; vice president, actuary, Bankers Life Insurance Company Nebraska, Lincoln, 1972-1980; senior vice president, Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1980-1984; president, Montgomery Ward Life Insurance Company, Montgomery Ward Insurance Company, Forum Insurance Company, Schaumberg, Illinois, 1984-1985; principal, Chief Executive Officer, Lautzenheiser & Associations, Hartford, since 1986. Spokesperson for insurance industry, witness United States Senate and House of Representatives committees, commissions and state legislatures. Featured on television, national magazines andnewspaper articles.

Member Interim Actuarial Std. Board, 1986-1988, Actuarial Std. Board, 1989-1990; chairman Committee for Fair Insurance Rates, 1983-1986.

Member of advisory committee National Association Insurance Commissioners Life Disclosure (A) Committee working group, 1993. Board directors LifeUSA Holding Company.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Lincoln Electric Systems Administrative Board, 1977-1979. Board directors Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1977-1982, 89-93, American College, 1987-1997. Fellow: Conference Consultant Actuaries (director 1997-1998, board directors since 2006, executive committee member 2008-2009, vice president, member services 2008-2009, chair, member communications task force 2008-2009, liaison IAA Committee finance risks since 2009, liaison IAA Committee professional since 2009), Society Actuaries (director 1975-1980, executive committee 1978-1980, chairman administration and finance committee 1981-1982, executive committee 1981-1984, director 1981-1985, president 1982-1983, associate editor The Actuary 1992-1993, life nonforfeiture task force 1995-1996).

Member: Communications Task Force (chair since 2008), American Council Life Insurance (risk classification committee 1973-1981), Life Office Management Association (corporation finance planning committee 1974-1981, chairman 1976-1978), National Alliance Life Companies (board directors 1992-1995), Society of Actuaries Foundation (founding trustee 1994-1998, trustee emeritus Actuarial Foundation since 1998), American Academy Actuaries (director 1974-1977, chairman committee on publications 1980-1981, disclosure working group 1994—2001, nonforfeiture working group since 1994, committee on life insurance 1995-1998, life practice council vice chair 1998, co-chair 1998-1999, vice president life 1999—2001, president-elect 2002-2003, editorial advisory board member Contingencies magazine since 2002, president 2003-2004, immediate past president 2004-2005, task force revise ASOP no.12 since 2004, past president since 2005), Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce (national policies panel 1980-1984), Nebraska Actuaries Club (director 1969-1970, secretary-treasurer 1971-1972, director 1971-1974, president 1972-1973, chairman 1973-1974, director 1992-1994).


Fred E.

Verna V. Lautzenheiser