Community Service

Community Service

We owe it to society to give back to the communities in which we live and work. This helps to keep our communities vital, allows us to have influence on how those communities develop and the ethical framework within which they operate, and keeps us connected to others. It also gives us a chance to develop new skills or sharpen our use of those that we already have, which helps us to be more effective in our lives and careers.


Volunteer Activities


  • Co-Chair, Job Search & Career Development section of Beacon Networking4Life (2023-Present)
  • Expert Speaker, Various Networking groups (2003-Present)
  • Editor, The Stepping Stone (2007-Present)
  • Founder / Leader, Business Builders Breakfast networking group (2019-Present)
  • Advisory Council, Insight Financial (2011-2014)
  • Co-Moderator, Career Networking Group, (2008-2014)
  • Leadership Somerset Program Committee (2008-2011)
  • Somerville Marketing/Events Committee (2009-2011)
  • Somerville Board of Education Technology Committee (1994-2007)
  • Volunteer, Tabby's Place cat sanctuary (2003-2007)
  • Parent Teachers Association Officer (1995-2006)
  • Communications & Steering Committees, Somerville CARES (2004)
  • Founding Trustee, Somerville Educational Foundation (1998-2004)
  • Chair, Somerville BOE Facilities 2003 Committee (2003-4)
  • Leadership Somerset Class of 2003
  • 3rd/4th Grade Sunday School Teacher (1996-2000)
  • Founding Member & Co-chair Somerville CARES (Coalition for Affordable Education of Students (1998)
  • Somerville Board of Education Facilities Committee (1997-1998)
  • “Art Comes To School” presentations, K thru 2nd grade (1994-95)
  • Actuaries Honored for Public Service Activities, The Actuary, June 2000
  • Subject of An Actuary Goes to School – to Help
    The Actuary, October 1998

    Industry Initiatives Served

  • Editor, The Stepping Stone
  • SOA Management & Personal Development Section Council
  • ASNY Continuing Education Committee
  • HIAA State Affairs Subcommittee
  • NY Regulation 62 industry advisory committee
  • SOA Committee on Management and Personal Development (Chair)
  • SOA Program Committee
  • SOA Committee on Health Insurance Morbidity
  • Authored 2 chapters of SOA Individual Health Ins. Textbook
  • SOA Subcommittee to Review Individual Health Syllabus
  • UNUM’s Financial Leadership course (at Penn State)
  • UNUM’s Disability Institute (at Wharton)
  • UNUM Disability Lab Partner

    Contact John at (908) 725-2437