Mark Brannon, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU

Principal and Consulting Actuary


  • Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter


  • B.S., Mathematics
    Furman University

Mark Brannon has been in the actuarial field since 1987.  His career includes eight years with State Farm Fire & Casualty Company prior to joining Merlinos.  Mr. Brannon’s consulting experience includes:

Prior to joining Merlinos, Mr. Brannon worked eight years for State Farm leading a group of actuaries responsible for all ratemaking activity in nine southeastern states for several lines of business, including:

  • Company filings with state insurance departments
  • Incorporating the results of hurricane and earthquake computer simulation models into rate filings.
  • Expert testimony given in rate hearings in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina.
  • Product development including policy forms, underwriting guides, & rating procedures.
  • Strategic planning regarding regulatory, political and industry developments.
  • Participated in actuarial committees for several residual market entities.