Registration Now Open for CAS Student Central Webinar: The Travelers Predictive Modeling Cooking Show!

The CAS and Travelers are excited to host the Spring CAS Student Central Webinar exclusively for Student Central members on February 27th at 4pm EST.

Registration is free and open to CAS Student Central Members. Not yet a member? Sign up today!

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What is the Travelers Predictive Modeling Cooking Show?

The Travelers Predictive Modeling Cooking Show is a window into the kitchen of master “chefs” as they work, except the chefs are whipping up something different: a predictive model. Watch real actuaries and data experts showcase their modeling skills as they compete to solve a classic real-world prediction problem. You’ll learn basic modeling concepts including data “scrubbing,” the basic steps used to build a model, and how to measure the effectiveness of a model. Featuring audience polling – While we cook, you and the other audience members can submit your own predictions to compete with our chefs. This unique and entertaining presentation will enhance your appreciation and understanding of analytics and modeling.

Meet the Presenters!

Megan Camanocha, ACAS, is a Manager in Business Insurance Analytics & Research at Travelers. She has worked in the insurance industry since 2008, joined Travelers in 2014, and has held various actuarial and advanced analytics roles across both Business Insurance and Personal insurance. Megan holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from Boston University.

Nathan Hubbell, FCAS, is a 2nd Vice President in Business Insurance Analytics & Research at Travelers. He started at Travelers in 2002, and has held a variety of actuarial and analytics positions across Personal, Business and International insurance. Nathan is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where he majored in Mathematics with Statistics and Molecular Biology concentrations.

Melissa Schenck, ACAS, is a Senior Manager of Customer Analytics in Personal Insurance at Travelers. She started at Travelers in 2013 and held roles in Business Insurance as well as Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics prior to joining Personal Insurance. Melissa holds a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Naveena Spitz is a Senior Director in the Information Management & Analytics department at Travelers. She has worked in the insurance industry since 2003, joined Travelers in 2013, and has held various roles in data analytics, data engineering, business analytics and advanced analytics. Naveena is a graduate of Baylor University and holds degrees in Management Information Systems and International Business.

Rick Sutherland, FCAS, is a 2nd Vice President in Business Insurance Actuarial Product at Travelers. He has worked at Travelers since 2006, with prior roles in Corporate Actuarial, Public Sector, and Commercial Accounts. Rick holds a Mathematics degree from St. Olaf College.

Chad Wilson, FCAS, is a 2nd Vice President in Business Insurance Actuarial Product at Travelers. He has worked at Travelers since 2006 in various actuarial, modeling, and business roles across both Personal Insurance and Business Insurance. Chad holds a Master’s of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.



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Network With Actuaries, Build Your Resume, and Expand Your Knowledge at the CAS Student Program in New Orleans – March 24, 2020

The Casualty Actuarial Society is pleased to offer a FREE student program at this year’s Ratemaking, Product, and Modeling Seminar (RPM) in New Orleans, LA on March 24, 2020.

University students interested in pursuing an actuarial career are invited to participate in this one-day program!

  • Build your resume by attending a professional conference hosted by the Casualty Actuarial Society!
  • Practice your networking skills as you connect with insurance and actuarial professionals
  • Expand your knowledge by attending sessions on insurance industry hot topics!

There is no cost for students to register to attend the one-day CAS Student Program. However, attendees are responsible for any travel costs incurred including transportation and lodging (if applicable).

If you would like to register to attend the CAS Student Program in New Orleans, please contact CAS University Engagement Manager, Tamar Gertner, at, to reserve your space.

There are a limited number of spaces available, therefore any students that contact us after we have reached capacity will be placed on a waiting list.


Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone:(504) 525-2500

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