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Gamma Iota Sigma's 46th Annual International Conference A Success
Thank You to GIS Sponsors and Supporters!

Become a GIS Sustaining Partner!
Take Advantage of the New Benefits!

Gamma Iota Sigma's Sustaining Partners directly support and impact the future of the insurance industry. Sustaining Partners not only afford a firm financial footing for the industry's premier collegiate talent pipeline, they allow GIS to increase the number of students and schools reached, as well as the number of strategic initiatives to support members in their pursuit of careers in insurance. If you are committed to developing and honing future leaders, and your organization can benefit from exclusive access to top students, participation in unique educational & professional development programming, and enhanced brand awareness, see if the Sustaining Partners Program is right for you!





Thank you to our current Sustaining Partners:
   
Visionary Level

Leader Level


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Click here to learn more details on the Sustaining Partners program.
GIS Conference Hosts "Dive In" for the Second Year!
The Global Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance 


GIS was honored to host the Dive In Festival at the Annual International Conference for the second year, and as 1 of only 5 US locations!

Students and industry representatives joined together for 5 provocative, interactive sessions touching on various aspects of diversity, inclusion, and authenticity: 
  • "Dive In - Your Early Career at AIG," presented by AIG
  • "Insurance Innovation Inclusion - The New Culture - Metrics to Measure Success," presented by Assurant
  • "How Do You Find Your Unique Place in the World," presented by Travelers
  • "Humans of GIS," presented by GammaSAID (Solutions for Authenticity, Inclusion, and Diversity)
  • Speed Networking, featuring a number of Dallas-based GIS alumni, Dive In Dallas industry partners, and other industry representatives
The 2017 Global Dive In Festival has been in full force in 17 countries and 32 cities, creatively highlighting the business case for different perspectives and inclusive working cultures. For more information, and to appreciate our excitement about its inclusion in the conference, please visit:  http://diveinfestival.com .

GIS carries out Dive In-related programming year-round through its GammaSAID Council, a student-led initiative to foster meaningful dialogue and action throughout the industry. For more on GammaSAID, or to get involved with the Council, email Cameron Alford  or Alyssa Bouchard .
GIS Leadership Announcements
Executive Committee and Board of Trustees 

GIS is pleased to announce the new and returning members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees. See the attached links for full listing of the Board of Trustees through 2020 and the Executive Committee members for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you for your commitment to the next generation of industry leaders!


Support the IICF's Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund
Follow the Links to Help Those in Need

After careful consideration in and consultation with many IICF industry partners and supporters, IICF has opened a Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund to help those impacted so severely by this devastating storm. As with our Hurricane Harvey relief fund, 100% of the donations will be directed to local nonprofit organizations working directly in the affected areas. 

The catastrophic aftermath in Texas and now in Florida, and beyond, is heartbreaking and devastating to so many families. Recovery and rebuilding efforts will take many months or even years, and short-term needs remain critical. Tens of thousands are still living in emergency shelters in both states and millions in Florida remain without electricity. Your continued support of the IICF relief funds is deeply appreciated.

It is also with great appreciation that we share an update on the IICF Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. Through your generous giving, more than $300,000 has been raised to help those in need.

It bears repeating that now is one of those crucial times when we can join together as an industry, and as Americans, and truly embody the IICF mission of helping communities, together.

Donations can made through:
IICF Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund

The Week of Giving! 
Make a Difference from October 14-21, 2017

Gamma Iota Sigma's 4th Annual Week of Giving is underway! Follow us across social media to watch the events play out live. Gamma Iota Sigma strives to give back to our local communities, and in partnership with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Week of Giving, we are hoping to make our biggest impact yet. GIS students will be participating through their chapters and hosting events. Having industry involvement from our partners, sponsors, alumni and board will make a significant impact on the communities we live in. 

Please consider volunteering, giving, and making an impact in your local communities during the week of October 14-21, 2017. 

For more information, visit the IICF Week of Giving webpage now to learn more and register to make a difference through your participation. 

Participate on social media using #GammaIS #GivingBack, #GammaGives, #IICF #WeekofGiving, and #insurancegivesback. Thank you!


#GammaIS growing! Welcome Gamma Beta and Gamma Gamma 
The University of Akron and Iowa State University Chartered!

Congratulations and welcome to the newest GIS Chapters, Gamma Beta at the University of Akron and Gamma Gamma at Iowa State University. 


Gamma Beta at the University of Akron in Ohio chartered on September 14, 2017. Special thanks to the GIS students from Alpha Iota, Sigma, Alpha Alpha and Beta Nu for showing their support through their attendance at the chartering, along with an impressive turnout from the industry! We are thrilled to introduce this amazing new chapter (pictured right).

 


Gamma Gamma at Iowa State University was chartered on October 14, 2017 welcoming 21 new GISmembers at this event. Officers from the Sigma, Alpha Iota, Beta Epsilon and Beta Pi chapters were in attendance, as well as officers and alumni from the Chi chapter. There was an outstanding industry presence at this event. (Pictured left with charter).

Thank you all for your support in welcoming new members to GIS!  
Attention Employers, Campus Career Fairs are Scheduled! 
Save the Dates and Attend!
 
GIS schools are scheduling career fairs for the fall 2017 semester!
 
Employers, this is your opportunity to connect with, recruit, and hire GIS students to your organizations. Create brand awareness on college campuses while meeting large groups of students in a single setting. Now is the time to conveniently recruit GIS students before they get hired by your competition. Visit GIS students on campus and find your next generation of industry leaders! 
 
In the link below please find the dates, details and contacts at the schools that have scheduled their career fairs. 
 
2017 Campus Career Fairs
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. 




Student Newsletter
October 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 October Student Newsletter. 
GIS Alumni News
Alumni Council Leadership Changes!
 
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! 

The Alumni Council is pleased to announce the following changes in leadership:
 
President,  Sabrina Hanitz at  sabrina.hanitz@honaninsurance.com 
Vice President, Jon Perry at  jon.perry@awac.com 
Secretary, Alyssa Bouchard at  abouchard@MarkelCorp.com
 
(Pictured below left to right - Alyssa Bouchard, Sabrina Hanitz and Jon Perry)

 
 
F or information on starting a chapter in your area, please contact leadership or visit the  Alumni Council Webpage  to contact your local leaders. 
 

 
Has anything changed? Your employer? Job title? Location? Address and phone  number?   Thank you for notifying us of changes in your contact information.  Please remember to mark "Gamma Iota Sigma" as a safe sender! Please keep in touch and provide us with any changes to your contact information by filling out this  Alumni Update Form . Thank you!
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Glenn Dorr
President
Wesley Griffiths
Executive Vice President
Cheryl Matochik
Treasurer

Steve Marohn
Vice President
Jake Timmins
Vice President
Jon Perry
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Noelle Codispoti 
Executive Director

Meg Allwein
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Sabrina Hanitz
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