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THE 45th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 1, 2016
COLUMBUS, OHIO -  COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

This year's conference is proving to be the most successful yet. Sponsors are continuing to show generosity, and new sponsors are registering and providing GIS with much appreciated support.  Register now while there are some slots still available

Recruiters Roundtable - Your sponsorship and registration in the 45th Annual International Conference includes an opportunity to participate in the first Annual Recruiters Roundtable. This session will bring together recruiters from around the country to discuss industry best practices, share ideas and hear directly from students and recent alumni on the overall recruiting process. Earlier this year, GIS conducted a  survey that was shared with more than 4,000 students and recent alumni to determine what participants are looking for in an employer, which strategies companies have employed that work to get a potential employee's attention, as well as to gain an understanding of the influences that contribute to the decision to work for their employer of choice.   

There are many ways that your company can participate. Click "Sponsorship Opportunities" below to explore!

Don't miss the chance to meet with current GIS students, as well as connect with industry and alumni. There are still opportunities left to attend and participate.


Reminders for Conference Sponsors!

Company Logos  should have been submitted as a high-resolution .jpeg, .png or .pdf file.  Logos will be used on the Gamma Iota Sigma website and may be used in conference programs and other materials. Please submit your logos to  conference@gammaiotasigma.org as soon as possible.
 
Educational Session Topics were due by July 1st. If you have not submitted your form, please do so today so we can include your session in our program. Sessions should be developed using current industry trends, hot topics and news, and delivered with the novice professional in mind. It is suggested that you choose a topic based on your company or organization's expertise. Please u se this form to make your submissions. 


Advertisements for the Conference Program are due now. If your conference sponsorship level included ad space in our program, or your organization purchased an advertisement at an additional cost, please submit your ad according to the specifications provided in your summary to  conference@gammaiotasigma.org

If you did not purchase ad space, but would like to, you can also submit an e-mail to  conference@gammaiotasigma.org  as soon as possible and we can provide you with the associated costs.


Hotel Reservations are offered at special rates at two downtown Columbus hotels. 

Reservations at the Hilton Columbus Downtown can be made using the link that follows. Industry participants receive a special conference rate of $142/night at  Hilton Columbus Downtown.

The Residence Inn Columbus Downtown is another hotel offering us a special rate for the conference. Reservations can be made using the link that follows. Industry participants receive a special conference rate of $143/night at Residence Inn Columbus Downtown. 


If you would like further information about sponsorship opportunites, please contact  noelle.codispoti@gammaiotasigma.org . Thank you!
"DIVE IN" AT THE GIS ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE!
THE FESTIVAL FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN INSURANCE


"Dive In is helping insurance get fit for the future, highlighting the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces and providing practical ideas and inspiration for how to bring about positive change." Taken from:  http://diveinfestival.com .

We are proud to announce that this year, 
the GIS Annual Conference was added as a global Dive In Festival city! There are over 45 events taking place over 3 days at the end of September, and GIS is participating. 
This year the Festival is going global and including cities and events where diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs are taking center stage.  Earlier this year, GIS students created a diversity committee to give themselves a voice in this topic.  

The Dive In Festival was first held in the Lloyd's market in 2015.  It was a market-wide four-day celebration of the bottom line benefits of diversity and inclusion for the insurance industry led by Inclusion@Lloyd's. 

Programming for the conference is being planned and GIS is thrilled to have this opportunity to share with our members! There are currently three Gamma Iota Sigma events listed on the   Dive In Festival Event Page.

For more information about the festival, and to appreciate our excitement about its inclusion in the conference, please visit the  Dive In Festival Webpage  and download the official Dive In Festival app for iPhone and Android.

STUDENT NEWSLETTER

Check out the student newsletter to learn more about what our talented students and alumni are up to. Read on to see how the industry and the Grand Chapter connect with our students, and to learn more about our chapters.

Click the link below to read the July Student Newsletter that was sent to students on July 8, 2016.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CHAPTER - UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

GIS is proud to announce the chartering of our 71st chapter, Beta Psi at the University of Missouri on Friday, September 9, 2016. If anyone is able to be in the area and can attend this exciting event for our organization, please contact Grace Grant at grace.grant@gammaiotasigma.org or chapter President Alexandra Nuccio at aan6y9@mail.missouri.edu.  Thank you! 
SARAH RUMON - BLOGGING FOR MYPATH 
GIS Board Member, International Student Representative, and
University of St. Thomas student Sarah Rumon recently made a wonderful contribution to the MyPath website by writing as a guest blogger.  She shares her experiences with GIS, and how she was told early on by a keynote speaker at the GIS Annual International Conference that "working in the in surance industry is the best-kept secret." Sarah noted that "I now consider my involvement in GIS to be the best choice that I have made for my education and my future career."

Read Sarah's blog by clicking the link below. 
GIS CAREER CENTER
 


Looking for the perfect place to post industry positions to gain the attention of students focused on finding insurance careers?

Are you unable to make it to the conference, but want to find the perfect hire?

Let the GIS Career Center work for you!! Our brilliant students will find you! Post your internships and full-time opportunities in our career center and make the hiring process a breeze. 




BECOME A SUSTAINING PARTNER

In 2015, GIS implemented a fundraising initiative designed to allow the industry to have a sustaining impact on the development of the next generation of insurance professionals; the Sustaining Partners Program. Because of the support of our Sustaining Partners, GIS has been able to increase the number of strategic initiatives designed to promote the educational and professional development of our students!

Sustaining Partners have the unique opportunity to not only contribute financially to the success of the organization and its students but also take an active role in its direction and the long-term impact on the industry, providing the tools and resources for exceptional talent. 


We would like to  show our gratitude to our  current Sustaining Partners! 

Visionary Level


Leader Level


Innovator Level
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Add your organization to this impressive list! 

Click the "Learn More" link above or contact GIS Executive Director Noelle Codispoti at noelle.codispoti@gammaiotasigma.org to hear the benefits today!

ALUMNI HAPPENINGS

Don't miss the chance to get involved in our Alumni Chapters. Enjoy networking opportunities, student events, as well as other occasions to connect and stay involved with GIS.


Pictured above: Dallas GIS Alumni Chapter at a Happy Hour earlier this month. Events like this one take place regularly across the country. Take advantage of GIS connections and participate in networking opportunities locally!

Join a chapter near you, or start one in your city! Please contact one of the regional chapter leaders below or Alumni Council President, Jake Timmins at  Jake.Timmins@rtspecialty.com  or Vice President, Sabrina Hanitz at  Sabrina.Hanitz@AIG.com  for information on starting a chapter in your area! 

Chapter Location
Chapter Leader
Email
Atlanta
Ben Robbins
Chicago
Jon Perry
Dallas
Kenneth Rawls
Dallas
Ali Rosenberg
Des Moines
Mike Jennings
Des Moines
Elizabeth Cokel
Houston
Ashton Baca
Houston
Jonathan Thompson
Indianapolis
Sam Weiss
Kansas City
Jeff Sandy
Los Angeles
Dymphna Menedez
Miami
Page Hoggle
New York City
Simone Blond
New York City
Brittany Sakson
Philadelphia
Chelsea Thorpe
Philadelphia
Juliette Bachalany
Richmond
Geoffrey Bernardo
Richmond
Joshua Rubin
South Bend
Andrew Graman
St. Paul
Anna Rockers
ANYTHING NEW?
Has anything changed? Your employer? Job title? Location? Address and phone number?  Thank you for keeping us abreast of changes in your contact information. 


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STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION

Noelle Codispoti
Executive Director
 
Grace Grant
Director of Chapter Services

Alyson Koehler
Director of Marketing and Communications

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Meg Allwein
President

Glenn Dorr
Executive Vice President

Jason Warden
Vice President

Jeff Henry
Vice President

John Hammond
(Immediate Past President)
Sabrina Hanitz
Secretary

Wes Griffiths
Treasurer

Jake Timmins
Alumni Representative

Jake Timmins
Alumni 
Representative
Jacob Galecki
Industry Representative
Dr. RB Drennan
Faculty Representative
Dr. Karen Epermanis
Faculty Representative

Alex Diverde
Student Representative
Sarah Rumon
Student Representative
Noelle Codispoti 
Executive Director