FSU Team Places in Inaugural PriSim Agency Management Competition

Teams from six schools across the country participated in the PriSim Agency Management Competition in February. The objective of the competition was to run every aspect of a property casualty insurance agency, which included hiring and managing the workforce, training, lead generation, carrier relations, advertising and servicing, and business segment targeting/sales strategies. The FSU Team, comprised of Nicholas Frees (liaison), William (Chase) Bowman, Richard Truax, and Andre Waterhouse, placed third.  Sam Rogers of Rogers, Gunter, and Vaughn, was the team’s mentor; Dr. Cassandra Cole and Dr. Charles Nyce were the academic advisors.

50+ Students Attend GIS Meet & Greet Event

More than 50 students attend this semesters' welcome event, the GIS Open House. New and prospective members were able to meet with officers and other members and connect about the organization's plan for the rest of the semester which lines up a host of events geared toward professional development. The purpose of this fraternity is to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions; to encourage the high moral and scholastic attainments of its members; and to facilitate interaction of educational institutions and industry through networking and by fostering research activities, scholarship, and improved public relations.

RMI Guests' Visit Makes Local News

Executives and guests from Brown & Brown visited the program and were able to sit down with our students as part of the Lunch & Learn series as well as present to two RMI classes. Their visit garnerd attention from one local news outlet and made the nightly local news. Brown & Brown has been a long-time sponsor of our program and continues to invest heavily into the professional development of RMI students through scholarships, internships and activities such as campus visits for similar events, Insurance Days, and Seminole Futures.


FSU RMI Alumni, Jessica Hanson-Hanna (near left) on Panel of Leaders from Insurance Trade Groups

Center Executive Director Lynne McChristian attended an industry planning session in New York City, which included a panel of leaders from insurance trade groups. Among them was Jessica Hanson-Hanna (near left), Senior Vice President, Public Affairs for the Property Casually Insurers Association of America. Hanson-Hanna earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from FSU. Also on the panel were representatives of the American Insurance Association, Geneva Association, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and the Reinsurance Association of America.

Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program Awarded more than $20,000 in Scholarships at the Fall Banquet

The fall banquet held on the last Thursday of classes, for RMI majors and GIS members, is where the RMI department announces its scholarship winners. The banquet was sponsored by All Risks, and was held in CollegeTown. More than $20,000 was awarded in scholarships and awards!

Ensuring the Future

The Center for Risk Management Education and Research (CRMER) promotes the goals of the Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance program in Risk Management and Insurance through the exchange of information related to risk management and insurance across the risk management and insurance community. The primary goals of the Center are:

  • To provide high quality educational and professional development experiences for students.
  • To produce informative events and activities for Center stakeholders and the general public.
  • To support faculty, including the production of high-quality research.
  • To increase the visibility of the RMI Program.
  • To improve the financial strength of the Center so that it can better support its activities.

The Center is headed by Lynne McChristian, Executive Director and Risk Management and Insurance Faculty.