Karen Barrett Daley, FCAS, MAAA
Principal & Consulting Actuary
Chief Operating Officer
Karen Barrett Daley is a Principal & Consulting Actuary and Chief Operating Officer with Perr&Knight. As the Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for leading the execution of business strategies in pursuit of the Company’s mission, establishing policies that promote and reinforce the corporate culture and overseeing the operations of Perr&Knight’s consulting practice areas.
In addition to her role as Chief Operating Officer, Karen provides actuarial consulting services to clients. Her consulting projects include new product development – leading project teams that cross multiple practice areas, as well as pricing analyses and reserve reviews. Karen has extensive ratemaking and reserving experience for commercial lines including medical malpractice, specialty casualty, commercial auto and commercial property. She also has extensive ratemaking experience with niche consumer products such as travel insurance, personal electronics/property and pet insurance. In addition, Karen’s reserving experience extends to private passenger auto and homeowners coverage.
Karen has been providing property & casualty actuarial services since 1992. Just prior to joining Perr&Knight’s Boca Raton, Florida office in 2002, Karen worked as Vice President of the Property & Casualty Actuarial Department at Assurant Group, where she managed a staff of 12 actuarial professionals responsible for supporting over 200 niche insurance products. Her past employment also includes the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).
Karen graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Business Administration in 1992. She became a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries in 1997 and a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 1999. Karen actively continues her professional education by participating in and presenting at insurance industry conferences and seminars. She also served on the American Academy of Actuaries Travel Insurance Work Group in 2018 and in that capacity contributed to the paper “Travel Insurance – An Actuarial Perspective”.