Todd Erkis, FSA, CERA, MAAA

Visiting Professor, Finance
Office: MV 235


University of Pennsylvania, BA in Mathematics from the College of Arts and Sciences and a BSEcon from the Wharton School of Business (undergraduate).


Professional Experience

Prior to joining St. Joseph's University, Mr. Erkis was a managing director at Towers Watson with a wide range of life insurance and risk management experience.  He was the Global Life Actuarial Software leader for the firm and specializes in actuarial consulting for life insurance and annuity companies in North America.  His experience includes financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, enterprise management, company risk reviews, rating agency support and pricing of insurance products.

Prior to joining Towers Watson, Mr. Erkis was the Chief Actuary and Corporate Risk Officer for Lincoln Financial.  His responsibilities included statutory and GAAP reserves and actuarial items, enterprise risk management, mergers and acquisitions, led the variable annuity hedging program and asset / liability management.

Industry Activities

Mr. Erkis is active on many American Academy of Actuaries committees and participated in developing the new principle-based reserving standards for variable annuities and life insurance products.  He was the chair of the Life Reserves Practice Note covering principle-based reserve determination.


Courses Taught

  • FIN 200
  • FIN 503
  • FIN 550
  • FIN 607