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Insurance executive

James William Ylvisaker, American insurance executive. District chairman United Way of Minneapolis, 1966; regional coordinator Carlson for Mayor Campaign, Minneapolis, 1968; state chairman Head for Governor Campaign, Minneapolis, 1970; member board regents Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1990. Fellow Society Actuaries; member American Academy Actuaries, International Actuarial Association.

Background

Ylvisaker, James William was born on February 26, 1938 in Minneapolis. Son of Johannas Wilhelm and Lucille Elizabeth (Torgeson) Ylvisaker.

Education

Bachelor, Luther College, 1960.

Career

Associate actuary North American Life & Casualty, Minneapolis, 1961-1976. Actuary IDS Life Insurance Company, 1976-1980. Executive vice president, chief operating officer Cologne Life Reinsurance Company, Stamford, Connecticut, 1980-1989.

President, chief executive officer IdeaLife Insurance Company, 1989-1990, also board directors. President, chief operating officer, Horizons LLC, Hartford, Connecticut, 1997-1999, United States Living Benefits, LLC, Hartford, since 1999. Board directors Reassurance Corporation of Delaware, Stamford, Stamford Life Insurance Company, 1983-1990, consultant actuary, since 1991.

Membership

District chairman United Way of Minneapolis, 1966. Regional coordinator Carlson for Mayor Campaign, Minneapolis, 1968. State chairman Head for Governor Campaign, Minneapolis, 1970.

Member board regents Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1990. Fellow Society Actuaries. Member American Academy Actuaries, International Actuarial Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, music, golf, traveling.

Connections

Married Judith Diane Stevens, May 19, 1943 (divorced August 1980).

father:
Johannas Wilhelm Ylvisaker

mother:
Lucille Elizabeth (Torgeson) Ylvisaker

spouse:
Judith Diane Stevens