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Daniel W. Harris

Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary 

Daniel HarrisDaniel W. Harris is a senior vice president and the chief actuary for Western & Southern. As chief actuary, Harris oversees actuarial work for the company’s insurance subsidiaries, including product pricing, valuation, and financial reporting, assumption development and in force management, experience studies and predictive analytics, and reinsurance.


He joined member company Columbus Life Insurance in 1988 as an actuarial analyst and was promoted into multiple positions during his career, most recently to chief actuary in 2014.


  • Harris is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a member of the LOMA Chief Actuary Committee
  • Harris holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • He earned a master of arts in education from The Ohio State University

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