Featured Speaker

ERM Symposium Organizers Announce Gen. (Ret.) Chuck Jacoby as Featured Speaker of March 2020 Symposium

The Casualty Actuarial Society, the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries have selected General (Ret.) Charles H. “Chuck” Jacoby, Jr., Former Commander, United States Northern Command; Former Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command; and Executive Vice Chairman, Tilman & Co., as the Featured Speaker of the 2020 Enterprise Risk Management Symposium, March 9-10, 2020, Tampa, Florida.

General Jacoby will address his experience as a military commander in being agile to adapt to a vastly changing world of disruption. He has recently co-authored Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption with his business partner, Leo Tilman, that focuses on the critical organizational and team capability of agility, needed to succeed in the competitive global environment.

General Jacoby brings over 36 years of experience leading military, government and international organizations. Prior to retiring, he served as the first Army officer to command North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Northern Command, where he led the 1,800-person bi-¬national and joint headquarters, integrating 35 federal, state, and non-governmental organizations for the defense and security of North America.

General Jacoby has commanded at all levels in Joint and Army assignments, from company to geographic combatant command including; combat operations in Grenada with the 82nd Airborne Division, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. He also served as instructor and assistant professor in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. As the deputy commander of Combined/Joint Task Force-76 from 2004 to 2005, he was responsible for the 18,000 troops conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. As the commander of Multi-National Corps-Iraq from 2009 to 2010, he led the 135,000 troops conducting combat operations across Iraq. General Jacoby served as the director for Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Staff, where he led planning for coalition and NATO operations in Libya, and he later assisted in the Middle East peace process.

His military decorations include awards from the governments of Canada, Mexico, Honduras, and Colombia. An avid writer, he has penned monographs on aspects of military effectiveness and modern warfare, as well as articles on agility and risk.

General Jacoby holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY an M.A. in History from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the National War College at Fort McNair, Washington, DC.