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THE 45th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HIRE A FUTURE GIS GRAD!



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

Thank you so much to sponsors who have already registered, and those who are in the process of preparing for the conference. We greatly appreciate your support!

For any potential sponsors, your opportunity to hire the industry's top collegiate talent is just 3 months away. Register now while slots are still available . This is your company's chance to connect with millennials and find the future talent that will make the difference in your organization. 

As part of your sponsorship and registration in the 45th Annual International Conference, you are invited to participate in the First Annual Recruiters Roundtable which 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. R esults from the 2016 Recruiting Practices Survey will be shared and discussed.  This survey was shared with more than 4,000 students and recent alumni to get their insights on what they are looking for in an employer, which strategies companies have employed that have gotten their attention, what influences their decisions to work at a certain place and many other topics!  

There are many ways that your company can participate. Click the button below to explore!

The deadline for sponsorship is July 15, 2016. Reserve your spot, and don't miss the chance to meet with current GIS students, as well as connect with the industry and alumni attendees.


Reminders for Conference Sponsors!
 
Educational Session Topics are due by July 1st. The breakout sessions for the students are intended to be educational in nature, building off of their current coursework and intended to enhance their understanding of the industry. 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. 
Use this form to make your submissions.


Hotel Reservations for the Hilton Columbus Downtown can be made using the link below. Industry participants receive a special conference rate of $142/night.


If you would like further information about sponsorship opportunites, please contact noelle.codispoti@gammaiotasigma.org . Thank you!
2016 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AUGUST 26-28, 2016

It's where our top students will be this summer! 



Each year the Leadership Conference (formerly the Presidents' Conference) serves as a kick-off to a new academic year. It is a forum for leadership development and an opportunity for attendees to network, discuss event and fundraising ideas, and receive updates from Grand Chapter. 

Our Sustaining Partners have the opportunity to participate in the conference at a Meet & Greet where they will  meet chapter leaders from our 70+ active chapters and applicant schools.  This is an excellent opportunity to promote your company to the top GIS students!
 
For questions about the Leadership Conference, please contact Grace Grant at grace.grant@gammaiotasigma.org.

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 June Student Newsletter that was sent to students on June 10, 2016.
GIS IN THE NEWS
The Beta Pi Chapter at the University of St. Thomas was recently highligted in an article in Minnesota Insurance Magazine. Our students continually make us proud as the new faces of the insurance industry. 



GIS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOELLE CODISPOTI AT IICF WOMEN'S CONFERENCE


The IICF Women in Insurance Conference Series returned in 2016 to the one-day regional forums. The regional format has positioned the insurance industry at the forefront of the national conversation of gender and leadership. There were four regional forums with the intent of of providing easier access with conferences across the country. The regional forum format encourages participation of high-potential women who may be newer to the industryand presents the highest caliber of speakers. The proceeds benefit the IICF Community Grants Program and the Early Literacy Initiative.



The Northeast Regional Forum was hosted in New York on June 9, 2016 at the Pierre Hotel, and our Executive Director Noelle Codispoti participated as a keynote speaker.  Noelle noted that the Workforce of the Future is now, and encouraged participants to engage with millennials as they work to promote a healthy workplace environment for all generations to succeed.  She made the shocking announcement to start the address by sharing with the audience that she too was a millennial and proceeded to snap a selfie with the audience.

Congratulations, Noelle! It was yet another proud moment for GIS in the industry!

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

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. 


Sustaining Partners have the added benefit of increased exposure to GIS membership and recognition as an industry leader in talent development. They will also receive exclusive benefits.

Click on the link below to learn more about this program.


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.

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