Gamma Iota Sigma Newsletter                           
May 2013
In This Issue
2013 Conference Sponsorship Details
New GIS Job Board
Call for Scholarships
Alumni Update Form
University of Alabama Hosts Tim Kelly of Lockton
Temple University's Annual Intern Reception
Missouri State University Takes to the Road
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Board of Trustees

Margaret Accordino, ARM


Khadine Adams


Meg Allwein*


David Bigger


Mike Boa


Brian Bowerman*


Luke Charlton


Noelle Codispoti, ARM*


RB Drennan, Ph.D.*


Stephen Fino, CPCU, CLU


Jacob Galecki


David Goodwin, CPCU, CIC


John Hammond*


Josh Hart*


Derek Hazeltine


James Heuker*


Alan F. Hoffmann*


Peter Hohman, FCIP, CRM, CAE, ICD.D


William J. Hold


Tim Kelly


Matt Kletzli


Julia Kramer


Jeff Lamb*


Lance A. Lancour*


Tim Leman


Lyric Lewis, AIC, FLMI, AIAA, ACS


Stephanie McElroy


John Meder*


Peter Miller, CPCU


Joseph Pizza


Christopher Place, FSA, EA*


Doug Rogers


Rajiv Sagewan


Paige Stiefel


William Tarinelli, Jr.


Jason Terrell


Jacob Timmins


Jason Warden


Jason Wells, ARM


Alan Williams, Ph.D., CPCU, CLU*


Decker Youngman



* Executive Committee Member

2013 Conference: Register Now!
October 3-5 in Charlotte, NC

Sponsorship details are available for the 2013 Conference, and selections are going fast! "Get Your Motor Running" will take place October 3-5 in Charlotte, NC. The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet hundreds of the most accomplished students preparing for careers in risk management, insurance and actuarial science, and we are thrilled to have the Rho Chapter from Appalachian State University as this year's co-host. Mark your calendars and don't miss out - submit your sponsorship selection now!
Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors!
Charlotte Skyline
Coming Soon: GIS Job Posting Board
For Internships and Entry-Level Positions

We are excited to announce that our NEW job posting board for internships and entry-level positions will be live in early July - in time to post for 2013-14 graduates! Stay tuned for details.
Request for Scholarships
Matching Talent with Resources

Does your company or organization offer scholarships to students? Let us help spread the word among Gamma Iota Sigma members! Please email Sharla Floyd with the details or for further discussion.
Connecting with our Alumni
Stay in Touch with GIS!
Help us keep your contact information currentGIS 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.

Epsilon Chapter Welcomes Alumnus
Tim Kelly of Lockton Speaks at his Alma MaterEpsilon Spring 2013

The Epsilon Chapter welcomed UA 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

News from Temple University
Annual RMI Intern Career Reception
On 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
Alpha Lambda Hits the Road
Missouri State's Annual Networking 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.



We hope to see you in Charlotte!


Noelle Codispoti, ARM
Executive Director, Gamma Iota Sigma                                       View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook