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 GIS growth and activities, local alumni chapters and much more!
Looking for Top Industry Talent? 
Meet Gamma on May 31st in  Dallas at a Road Show Happy Hour!

2017 GIS Annual International Conference - September 28-30, 2017
Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available!
RIMS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GIS Students Made an Impact!
RIMS NeXtGen Forum 2017
Save the Dates and Attend!

Take your career to the next level at RIMS NeXtGen Forum. Join us in Austin, TX, from June 4-5 for this educational and networking event for rising risk professionals.
This event is an opportunity to discuss your experiences with other Rising Risk Professionals and network with experienced industry practitioners. You'll also learn about risk management theories and tools that will help you further add value to your organization and gain a competitive advantage. The agenda offers 201 level sessions for mid-career professionals:
  • Hallmarks of a Value-Added ERM Program
    Learn the elements of a successful enterprise risk management function through a case study of Hess Corporation.
  • The Kitchen Sink of Risk Finance
    Attend this session to gain a better understanding of risk tolerance, actuarial evaluation, trending analysis and allocation models.
  • Risk Taker vs. Risk Manager
    This session will explore how executives think about risk and how risk managers can benefit from adopting part of this worldview.
  • Risky Contracts
    Learn how to establish insurance requirements for most contracts and how to verify compliance with those requirements during the term and termination of the contract.
The RIMS member fee is $300; the non-member fee is $400. Consider becoming a RIMS member to save on this event and all other events. Learn more about RIMS member benefits.
Visit the website to view the complete agenda, learn about the speakers and get hotel/travel information. We hope to see you there!

New Chapter Charterings - Gamma Is Growing!
Industry Supporters and Alumni Attendees Welcome!

GIS is proud to announce that two new schools will be officially joining the organization this fall. The Gamma Beta Chapter at the University of Akron will charter September 14, 2017 and the Gamma Gamma Chapter at Iowa State University will charter September 16, 2017.

Attendance and support from the industry and GIS alumni is key at the charterings. If you are interested and may be able to attend, please contact

Additional details will be made available in the coming weeks.

In case you missed it, check out the GIS Press Release on the latest chartering ceremony at Gallaudet Universiity!
Congratulations to Mr. Tim Cook
VCU's Outstanding Professional Faculty Member for 2017

Mr. Tim Cook, Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Risk and Insurance Studies Center, was recognized as the Outstanding Professional Faculty Member for 2017 at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business.

In his time at VCU; Tim has brought the School of Business and his students a wealth of knowledge, a vast network of professional contacts and a contagious passion for education and the risk management and insurance industries. He has steadily grown the Risk Management and Insurance program and the Gamma Iota Sigma - Alpha Mu chapter, to which he is the faculty advisor, to heights that brought national recognition to the University and the School of Business. His name will be added to the wall in the Snead Hall atrium that recognizes all outstanding members of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. Tim has already left his mark on the Risk Management and Insurance Center now all those that walk through the building will know what an impact he has made to the University and his students.

Congratulations, Tim!

The Drake Symposium
GIS Students Plan and Lead Another Successful Event!

GIS students are well-known for hosting and planning inter-chapter events that provide students opportunities for learning, networking, and personal growth. Congratulations to the Chi Chapter at Drake University on hosting the incredibly successful Drake Symposium on Leadership and Insurance in Des Moines, IA, from April 8th-9th, 2017. The annual event included speaker sessions, a formal, and a golf tournament/clinic.

GIS members from Alpha Iota Chapter at St. John's University, the Sigma Chapter at Temple University, and the Beta Pi Chapter at the University of St. Thomas traveled to Drake to attend. 

GIS Career Center 
Find Millennial Talent for Your Organization Today!

The GIS Career Center is the ideal place to post insurance industry entry-level positions and internships to gain the attention of students focused on finding insurance careers.

If you are looking for the perfect hire, let the GIS Career Center work for you! Our brilliant students will find you! Post your opportunities in our career center and make the hiring process a breeze. 

Thank you, GIS Sustaining Partners!
Make an Impact and Provide Benefits to Your Organization and GIS!

Does your organization pride itself on making a direct and lasting impact on the development of the next generation of insurance professionals? GIS Sustaining Partners are crucial to success of Gamma Iota Sigma and receive exclusive benefits for their participation in the program. The current Sustaining Partners are listed below.   

Become a GIS Sustaining Partner, and with your support, GIS will be able to increase the number of strategic initiatives designed to promote the educational and professional development of collegiate students pursuing careers in the industry. Determine how your dollars are spent, while gaining benefits afforded exclusively to this category of sponsors. Click here to learn more and find out how you can participate in the sustaining partners program. 

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Leader Level

Innovator Level
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Contact GIS Executive Director Noelle Codispoti at  to hear the benefits today!
Student Newsletter
May 2017

Our student newsletter showcases what some of our 4,000+ talented student members and 25,000+ alumni are up to, provides updates on our active and applicant chapters, and shows how the industry and the Grand Chapter connect with our students.

Click the link below to read the Student Newsletter that was sent to students on May 1, 2017. 
The Insurance Basketball Tournament is Back!
Shoot Some Hoops on June 15th at DePaul University in Chicago, IL

Back by popular demand, it's the the Insurance Basketball Tournament! 

This is a 5 on 5 co-ed basketball tournament for folks in and around the insurance industry. If you can be in the area, set up a team and have some fun! 

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm
Where: Ray Meyer Fitness Center at DePaul University
Cost: Team Registration Fee: $100.
The fee will be used to cover the operating fees. 
If there are proceeds remaining they will be donated to charity: water

Please try to ensure that the majority of your teams are in insurance-adjacent careers. The event planners are focused on providing an opportunity for insurance professionals to network. Please feel free to forward this information along to other insurance folks that you think might be interested.

To Register: Please send the name and email address of your team captain, along with the first and last names of the folks on your roster to Team registration closes on Thursday, June 1st.

GIS Alumni Info
Welcome to the Scottsdale Chapter!
GIS Alumni gather frequently to network, reunite and have fun, as well as to mentor, connect with and assist the next generation of GIS professionals. Join a chapter near you, or start one in your city! Please contact Alumni Council President, Jake Timmins at or Vice President, Sabrina Hanitz at for information on starting a chapter in your area! 

You can also visit the Alumni Council Webpage to contact your local leaders.

Congratulations to the Scottsdale Alumni Chapter on their first event! It was a huge success with over 20 students and professionals in attendance. The event was sponsored by Markel and Nautilus at a local brewery in Scottsdale. Both GIS and the members are thrilled to share this news and watch the growth of your chapter!

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