Mandy Hammell, instructor in risk management, has succeeded Steve Putterman, professor of practice in risk management, as faculty-in-charge of the Actuarial Science Program.

Putterman, who joined Smeal in 2018, brought decades of actuarial executive experience leading life and annuity pricing and product development for both large and small insurance companies. He had also served as a consultant on actuarial projects.

Hammell joined the Smeal faculty in 2020. Previously a vice president and actuary at Prudential Financial, she is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Penn State.

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