Gamma Iota Sigma Conference Gets Thumbs Up

Lynne McChristian, center executive director and FSU faculty member, escorted 12 members of the Gamma Iota Sigma chapter to the organization's international conference in Dallas. Nearly 600 risk management and actuarial students were in attendance. Pictured are Angela Altzner, Matthew Cairo and Mary Byrd.  

Speed Networking Event Makes For Fast Learners

We held our first speed networking event on Oct. 12, and it was a fast success. Hosted by UPC Insurance, the event brought six professionals from the company to Tallahassee to share expertise about jobs, career paths and insider tips to launch an insurance profession. It was lively, engaging and a great way to learn about UPC, which was recently named by Fortune magazine as the 38th fastest-growing company in the world. Thanks to UPC for sponsoring the meal afterwards and for sharing their talent! 


Get a career boost with a mentor!

Our RMI Mentor Program pairs students with insurance industry professionals for weekly phone calls to discuss career paths, professional licenses and assorted topics -- all geared to give you an inside edge. The program lasts for 9 weeks, and students gain valuable insights through the program, as well as learn networking skills. 

To sign up, go the the Student Resources tab on this website, select the Mentor Program and look for the application link at the bottom of the page. Applications for the fall semester are due by September 15. 

Risk Manager in Residence Presentation

Jeff Bray, Senior Vice President of Global Risk Management at Prologis Inc., will be visiting FSU to speak to students about risk management strategies within a global real estate logistics company. He develops and manages Prologis' risk management strategy for its insurance, disaster recovery, business resiliency, and enterprise risk programs. Jeff brings years of industry knowledge and experience that will provide unique insight and knowledge to attending students.

He will be speaking in several classrooms that day prior to the main presentation that will take place on January 24 from 6:00 - 7:00pm. For more information about Prologis, you can click on the link  to their company website:

Nearly $20,000 in Scholarship Awarded to RMI Students at the Spring Banquet

Thanks to the generous contributions to our scholarship funds from donors more than 20 students received awards this semester! They were announced at the RMI/GIS Spring 2017 Banquet which was sponsored by Capitol Preferred Insurance.

Ensuring the Future

RMI Program Interest Form


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.