Ethan Kra, PhD, FSA

ethan kra

Title: Actuary
Location: West Orange, New Jersey, United States

Ethan Kra, Actuary, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in actuarial and insurance services.

Dr. Kra is an independent actuary providing services such as consulting- primarily litigation support and expert witness services in issues dealing with pension, insurance, executive and employee compensation, dissolution of marriage and business relationships. Guided by his talents in mathematics and business, he took an actuary aptitude test from an insurance company not long after earning a PhD in mathematical logic from Yale University in 1974. The results of this test yielded the highest the company had ever seen and he was hired. He worked with Prudential Insurance Co. until 1977 and later became a principal at Mercer Human Resource Consultants Inc. in 1984. He worked at the company until 2011, serving in various roles that included the managing director and chief of actuary-retirement. In 2011, he launched his independent firm.

Dr. Kra earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude from Yale University in 1969. He continued at the institution to also receive a Master of Philosophy in mathematics in 1973 before earning a PhD. He has facilitated his knowledge of the field as a contributor to numerous articles and publications. Furthermore, he is the author of 1974s “Infinitary Forcing for Languages with the Q-Quantifier.” He was a Woodrow Wilson fellow in 1969 and received accolades from the National Science Foundation between 1969 and 1972. In his career, Dr. Kra has remained affiliated as a fellow of the American College of Pension Actuary, the Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. Furthermore, he has been an enrolled actuary through ERISA, and a member of the American Academy, the American Benefits  Council and Phi Beta Kappa.

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