Gamma Iota Sigma Newsletter                           
February 2013 
In This Issue
GIS Webinar Series
Save the Date!
Chapter News: Upsilon
Featured Jobs & Internships
Alumni Update Form
New Deadlines Added
Quick Links

Upcoming Deadlines


February 22, 2013

February 28, 2013

March 1, 2013

March 4, 2013 

March 15, 2013

Click here for a calendar of other deadlines and events


Executive Committee
 Jeffery W. Lamb



Dr. Alan C. Williams

Executive Vice President


Alan E. Hoffmann

Immediate Past President


John D. Meder

Past President


Lance A. Lancour



Brian Bowerman



John Hammond

Vice President


Meg Allwein

Vice President


Josh Hart

Alumni Representative


Dr. RB Drennan

Faculty Representative


Christopher Place

Industry Representative


James Heuker

Student Representative


Noelle Codispoti 

Executive Director


Dear Students,
With Spring around the corner, we are already that much closer to the end of another school year! We at the Grand Chapter are continuing our efforts to supplement your local chapter and academic work with exciting and meaningful initiatives. Read on for upcoming events and opportunities, plus updates from existing and reactivated chapters.


Fraternally yours,

Noelle Codispoti, ARM
Executive Director, Gamma Iota Sigma
GIS Webinar Series
Next Installments: February 21 and 27 

Reminder for tomorrow's 2:30pm webinar, A Year in the Life of a Risk Manager, presented by GIS and RIMS. Click to register

Sign up now for the next GIS webinar, Basic Reserving: Estimating the Liability for Unpaid Claims, scheduled for February 27, 2013 from 2:30-4pm EST and sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society. Matt Killough, a Fellow of the CAS and a Consulting Actuary with Milliman, Inc., will provide a high level overview of the reserve estimation process. After introducing some of the key concepts and vocabulary, he will walk through a few of the basic reserving techniques. The presentation will include examples of data organization, link ratios, key assumptions, and potential problems to provide insights into the type of reserving work you may be doing in your first full-time actuarial position. This webinar is brought to you by Gamma Iota Sigma and the Casualty Actuarial Society, a leading resource in educating casualty actuaries and conducting research in casualty actuarial science.
Space is limited; register here. 


Catch the replays of the most recent webinars:

Webinars occur the third Thursday of the month, 2:30-4pm EST. Take advantage of opportunities to enhance your industry knowledge and ask questions of leading organizations and executives. Students who register and participate in the webinars will be automatically entered in a raffle for a $50 Amex gift card!

Thank you to Assurex Global for providing the host technology.
Save the Date for the 42nd Annual International Conference!

The 2013 Conference, Get Your Motor Running, will take place October 3-5, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. We are thrilled to have the Rho Chapter from Appalachian State University as this year's co-host. Stay tuned for registration and reservation details.
Chapter News: Upsilon
Reactivating After 30 Years!
The Upsilon Chapter of GIS at Ferris State University reactivated February 16, 2013, after over 30 years! The ceremony was held on campus at the FLITE library, with 40 friends, family, faculty and Gamma Iota Sigma representatives in attendance. Josh Hart presided over the ceremony as the Alumni Representative of the Grand Chapter with the help of James Heuker (Student Representative to the Grand Chapter and President of the Alpha Alpha Chapter at Olivet), Dr. Tom Miles (Advisor to the Nu Chapter at Central Michigan) and David McClendon (Advisor to the Upsilon Chapter). The Upsilon Chapter's original charter was returned to the campus of Ferris State, where it will proudly be displayed for many years to come. Seven new members of the Upsilon Chapter were initiated at the event. "The decision to reactivate was an obvious one," said Michelle Frahm, President of the Upsilon Chapter. "After attending the International Conference in October and seeing all of the benefits a chapter of GIS could bring to Ferris State, we knew we had to reactive the Upsilon Chapter."
Featured Jobs at Partner Companies

Calling All GIS Alumni!

GIS boasts an alumni base of over 15,000 individuals from our 54 chapters and we need your help in updating our current records. Please use the link below to update your information and pass it on to as many alumni as you can.

Calendar Additions 

Be sure to check out the GIS online calendar. We continue to add deadlines for exciting upcoming scholarship opportunities!                                       View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook