Gamma Iota Sigma Newsletter                           
May 2013 
In This Issue
"Get Your Motor Running!"
Calling All Graduating Seniors and GIS Alumni
Featured Jobs
Chapter News: Epsilon
Chapter News: Sigma
Chapter News: Alpha Lambda
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New Deadlines Added
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Upcoming Deadlines


S.C. International, Ltd. Actuarial Scholarship

May 30, 2013


Actuary of Tomorrow - 
Stuart A. Robinson
Memorial Scholarship

June 1, 2013


Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation Scholarship

June 1, 2013


Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Scholarship

June 1, 2013


Harry House Captive Insurance Scholarship

June 28, 2013


VCIA Distinguished Scholar Award

June 28, 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 and soon-to-be Alumni,
Congratulations on all of your hard work this academic year. We hope your efforts are paying off in meaningful ways, from GPAs you are proud of and an ever-growing network of friends and industry contacts, to valuable internships and exciting first jobs. As you know, however, the journey does not stop here. There is always more: more to learn, more to do, more to strive for. Take GIS with you on that journey: let us know about your plans for the summer, and to the graduates - be sure we have your new contact details! See below for the Alumni Update Form.


Fraternally yours,

Noelle Codispoti, ARM
Executive Director, Gamma Iota Sigma
"Get Your Motor Running" at the 
 42nd Annual International Conference

The 2013 Conference will take place October 3-5, 2013 in Charlotte, NC, co-hosted by the Rho Chapter from Appalachian State University. We are having an excellent - and early! - response from sponsors, and we anticipate an even bigger and better event than last year. Stay tuned for registration and reservation details, as well as a listing of committed sponsors.
Charlotte Skyline
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Help us keep your contact information current! GIS boasts an alumni base of over 15,000 individuals from our 54 chapters and we need your help in updating our current records. Alumni and soon-to-be-Alumni, please use the link below to update your information, and pass it on to as many fellow graduates as you can.

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Chapter News: Epsilon
Lockton's Tim Kelly Speaks at his Alma Mater

Epsilon Spring 2013

The Epsilon Chapter welcomed University of Alabama alumnus, and President & CEO of Lockton Companies of Houston, Tim Kelly to speak at their February 19, 2013 meeting.


Tim Kelly has over 25 years of experience in the D&O, Financial Services and Insurance Risk Management business. He drew on this experience and his current role at Lockton Companies of Houston, a company he grew from a staff of eight to over 240 in ten years, to engage the audience in a dialogue about "Commercial Insurance."


Students welcomed Kelly's message and sans-power point approach as it fostered an atmosphere of speaker-audience familiarity to accompany Kelly's insights.


"Tim Kelly didn't limit himself to just what he does for his company. He illustrated for us the way that we all, one day, will work together to achieve the same goal - granted it was for Commercial Insurance, but he was able to show us if we went into commercial insurance what we'd be doing there. It was awesome," said Suzanne Christiansen, GIS/AIS Secretary.


Kelly earned a BS in Business with a concentration in Insurance/ Finance from the University of Alabama. While at the capstone, he was a member of and served as President of the GIS Chapter. "It was such an honor to have Tim Kelly speak to us, not just because he is a high-powered executive, but because he is a former GIS/AIS President!" said Courtney Green, GIS/AIS President (2012-13).


Kelly's speech resonated with AIS members when he said, "Anyone can open the door, but it's what you bring with you when you walk through that'll really help you."


Submitted by Kellie Hensley, Epsilon Chapter Advisor

Chapter News: Sigma
Annual Risk Management and Insurance Intern Reception
Sigma Spring 2013On Thursday, February 28, 2013 in the MBA commons of Alter Hall, Sigma Chapter held its Annual Risk Management and Insurance Intern Career Reception. The reception was a culmination of months worth of preparation and professional development. In order to attend this reception, risk management students are required to complete the entire "Road to the Resume Book." This process includes an interview skills workshop, etiquette workshop, mock interview, and a resume review.
Nearly 200 Sigma Chapter members studying Risk Management and Insurance met recruiters and alumni from 38 companies from around the country, in hopes of obtaining an internship position for summer 2013. This was all made possible due to the hard work of our Career Development and Professional Development teams. The following companies were in attendance:
Aetna; AIG; All Risks; Aon; Arthur J. Gallagher; Brown & Brown; Chubb & Son; CIGNA; Conner Strong & Buckelew; Corporate Synergies; Covance; Delaware Valley RIMS; ECBM; Exigis, LLC; FM Global; Gen Re; Great American Insurance Company; Hardenbergh Insurance Group; Harford Mutual; Huntington Insurance; Liberty Mutual; Lincoln Financial Group; Maiden Re; Marsh; Mercer; Munich Reinsurance America; NSM Insurance; Odell Studner; Pennjerdel Insurance Companies; Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Sedgwick; Swiss Re; Towers Watson; Travelers; Trion; USI Affinity; V3 Insurance Partners, LLC; Zurich 

Submitted by Timothy Cornish, Sigma Chapter, VP Communications
Chapter News: Alpha Lambda
Missouri State University's Annual Road Trip! 
The Alpha Lambda chapter at Missouri State traveled to Kansas City during a recent break from classes on March 28-29. While in Kansas City, members visited the offices of Lockton Companies, Hays Companies, and Travelers. The annual spring trip for the chapter provides members an opportunity to visit with representatives from three companies to learn about their operations, opportunities for internships and careers, and for career advice.
Lockton and Hays, both brokerages, presented to students regarding their actuarial, loss prevention, and risk control operations, among others. The Travelers visit included presentations from their claims, underwriting, and financial products departments. Travelers also held a Young Professionals panel discussion, including employees who have taken part in their extensive training program.
The chapter members had a great experience. The opportunity to network presented a great chance for students to introduce themselves, get to know the firm, and evaluate how they may fit into a role at the firm. While in Kansas City and shortly following, multiple students received offers for follow-up interviews for internships and full-time career opportunities.


The Alpha Lambda chapter has taken this annual trip for many years, alternating between St. Louis and Kansas City. This event is consistently one of the best attended and most popular chapter events of the year, as it has led to many students connecting with their post-graduation employer.

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