He won the American Academy of Actuaries’ Robert J. Myers Award for public service:
“As chief actuary for the state, Sheldon was responsible for every significant life actuarial policymaking decision in California,” said [AAA] President Ken Hohman, who presented the award to Summers. “For more than 20 years, Sheldon provided actuarial leadership in the development of national insurance regulations through his involvement with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.”
This is a lifetime achievement award. Nominations for Actuary of the Year can be left in comments. Voting will begin in December.