Bykerk is President of CDBykerk Consulting and currently serves as Executive Director of two state high risk pools, Alaska and Iowa. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, a long term care company and Surety Life Insurance Company of Lee’s Summit, MO. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary at Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, prior to starting his consulting career in 2004. Prior to his 25-year tenure at Mutual of Omaha, he was Director of the Actuarial Science Program at the University of Nebraska from 1975 to 1979. He served as International Actuarial Association President for 2011 and as President of Society of Actuaries in 2008/2009 and President of the American Academy of Actuaries in 2012/2013. He served on the Board of Directors of PORTICO, formerly the ELCA Board of Pensions. He is past chairperson of The Actuarial Foundation. He was appointed to the Actuarial Standards Board in 2003 serving as Chair for 2006 and 2007 when his term ended. He served on the Board and as Chair of the National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (NASCHIP) during 1996-1998, 2005-2008 and 2013-present. He served as Chair of the International Actuarial Association’s Education Committee from 1999 through 2004. In addition, he served as Chair of the Nebraska Life and Health Guaranty Association as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Life and Health Guaranty Associations including serving as Treasurer. During his career, Mr. Bykerk has been actively involved regarding Genetic Testing and Major Medical insurance, having made presentations to various professional, academic and regulatory bodies, and writing articles and white papers. Mr. Bykerk started his career on the life insurance side of the business, spending over 15 years in that specialty area. Mr. Bykerk received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver in 1966, and his master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1968.