17 RMI Students Attendeded annual RIMS Conference
The 2017 Insurance Sales Challenge Brings Risk Management/Insurance and Professional Sales Students Together

RMI and professional sales students participated in the 2017 Insurance Sales Challenge on March 23. More than 30 industry professionals served as mentors, judges, and business owners. In the first round of the competition, each student met with the prospective new client to learn more about his business and try to identify his major problems and challenges. The final eight competitors (pictured): Kyla McAuliffe and Rachel Gerovac, Alexander Ponce and Brittany Mercadante, Emily Wegman and Alexandra Goffe, and Wyatt Roop and Brennan Melser.

RMI Students at the PLRB Conference in Boston

Six students and faculty member Lynne McChristian were in Boston for three days attending the PLRB Claims Conference.  Pictured here, the students spent part of the day visiting the Expo Hall to learn more about the businesses that support insurance claims professionals.  Thank you to, Amica, our sponsor for the event.

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.

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.


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.