Zenith Insurance Company Visit to FSU

Representatives of Zenith Insurance Company Assistant Vice President of Key Accounts & Strategic Partnerships Angela Borthwick and Senior Vice President Richard Thompson recently came to speak with our students here at FSU. Zenith Insurance Company is a national workers' compensation insurer and a leader in Property & Casualty insurance for the California agriculture industry.

The two representatives visited several classrooms where they gave presentations to students on the workers' compensation industry as well as some more information about Zenith's role in the marketplace. There was also a Breakfast with Executives event that students had the opportunity to attend and learn more about workers' compensation directly from executives at Zenith Insurance Company. 

Insurance Sales Challenge

The annual Insurance Sales Challenge took place on March 28th, 2018 and was sponsored by Bouchard Insurance, the Don Jones Scholarship Fund, Florida Association of Insurance Agents, State Farm, and Zenith Insurance Company. The case for the sales challenge was provided by the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, which each student had to utilize and present to the judges. The winners of the Sales Challenge were as follows:

1st Place: Hannah Archer and Jared Hampton were awarded $1,000

2nd Place: Taylor Hoffman and Harrison Rudolph were awarded $500

3rd Place: Aude Monde and Jamie Comendeiro were awarded $250

4th Place: Brox Labus and Joyce Blanchard were awarded $250


Insurance Days 2018

Another successful Insurance Days is in the books! This year we had over 55 attending companies along with around 150 students.  Many attending students were able to secure full-time and internship positions, with a large variety of open positions from the companies who came. 

 We are also very excited to announce that FSU will be hosting two Insurance Days this upcoming academic year, with one being held in Fall and the other in Spring. The Fall 2018 Insurance Days will be held on Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th. This will be an event you won't want to miss! To view more pictures from the Spring Insurance days click below:

Florida State's RMI Program named Standout Program by Best's Review

Florida State University's Risk Management and Insurance program has been named as one of the Top Performers in Best's Review magazine's February 2018 edition. The Top Performers in this review received outstanding reviews from corporate hiring managers as well as extensive positive feedback from over 270 industry professionals who responded to an online survey. Florida State's RMI program continues to develop strong professionals who contain a deep understanding of the insurance industry and are able to acclimate quickly into insurance organizations.

To view the full story, click on the following link: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/69022026#/69022026/1

Florida Insurance Commissioner Visits FSU Campus

Florida Insurance Commissioner, David Altmaier, spent a day on campus in early March talking with students about the regulatory process, current events related to the insurance industry and unlikely pathways to a professional career in the business. His career began as a math teacher and led to a top position in a dynamic environment. Students enjoyed getting to hear insight on the industry from such an experienced professional. 



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.