Dr. Gary Hatfield is a Senior Director and Actuary for Securian Financial. He leads a team of actuaries, data scientists, and quants known internally as the Actuarial Research and Analytics Center of Excellence. He also serves on the company’s most senior risk committee. He previously played a key oversight role in Asset Liability Management and Hedging. He earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota where he continues to be involved at the School of Mathematics as an Assistant Professor and an Advisory Board Member for MCFAM (Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics). Dr. Hatfield also serves the curriculum committee for the Quantitative Finance and Investments track of the FSA Exams. Dr. Hatfield is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and is also a CFA charter holder. Previous to entering the insurance field in 1998, he taught College Mathematics at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.