This year, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of DW Simpson doing business in the profession of actuarial and analytics recruitment. The Actuarial Society of America was founded with 38 actuaries in 1889 and, 60 years later, would become the Society of Actuaries. That’s 125 years for the SOA. And, let’s not forget that it is also the Centennial celebration for the Casualty Actuarial Society.
What is the significance of these milestones? it is varied:
1. Time passes whether we like it or not.
2. Change is inevitable and necessary as time passes.
3. I used to have a lot more hair.
Take a minute and reflect on what you were doing 25 years ago, when Dave Simpson started DW Simpson from his one-bedroom apartment in the shadows of Wrigley Field on the
North Side of Chicago. Thanks to Dave’s vision and unparalleled work ethic, aided by that of Patty Jacobsen (who later became Patty Simpson), DW Simpson today is the largest search firm in the actuarial and analytics
recruitment space. People know that DW Simpson doesn’t like to toot its own horn. But, heck, a bit of a “beep” today is, I believe, warranted. So, what were you doing 25 years ago?
I was an account executive with an ad agency in Chicago, working on the miller brewing company account (and, yes, I got to bring home free beer).
What about you?
Let us know…send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what interesting things you were doing 25 years ago. We’ll print a bunch of your responses in the next DW Simpson quarterly newsletter. This will be a fun way to reinforce the irrefutable milestone tenets that time passes, change is inevitable and necessary, and that I used to have a lot more hair.