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Sam Vorderstrasse
Vice President, Actuarial Services and Chief Actuary
Sam Vorderstrasse is responsible for providing decision support and giving direction related to the pricing and development of products, rating programs, determining/estimating outstanding liabilities and general oversight of Actuarial Services and Enterprise Underwriting. Vorderstrasse joined Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 1988 as an actuarial analyst trainee and has since served in several capacities, including manager of Actuarial Services in 2001. He was named director in 2004 and served in this capacity until his promotion to vice president in 2012. A native of West Linn, Ore., Vorderstrasse received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.