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CHARTERING DATE SET FOR UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI!
GIS CONTINUES TO GROW!

Gamma Iota Sigma is thrilled to be chartering its 71st chapter, the Beta Psi Chapter at the University of Missouri today, Friday, September 9th. The ceremony will take place at 6 pm in the Reynolds Alumni Center in the Great Room on the University of Missouri's campus. 

If you are interested in attending, please contact Grace Grant at  grace.grant@gammaiotasigma.org, or Beta Psi Chapter president, Alexandra Nuccio at  aan6y9@mail.missouri.edu.

THE GIS ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ATTENDEE REMINDERS - SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 1, 2016
COLUMBUS, OHIO -  COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

We are three weeks away from the GIS Annual International Conference.  Registration for all participants and hotel room blocks are now closed. 

Please keep watch for e-mails from Gamma Iota Sigma in the coming weeks for reminders regarding the conference. Other important places to check are the  Sponsor Resources section of our website for important information about the conference, as well as the   2016 Conferecence Agenda  to assist you in planning for the event.  

Gamma Iota Sigma is pleased to be a global participant in the 2016 Dive In Festival!  The GIS Annual Conference is one of only three US locations that was chosen for this cross-market, industry-wide, global event!  

Join us on Thursday, September 29, 2016 as our partner organizations and the student-organized GIS
Authenticity & Inclusion Council host a series of sessions and workshops designed to encourage engagement, discussion and visibility of Diversity & Inclusion! Register for these sessions and take part in the global discussion.  Registration for these sessions is open to any and all individuals.  Please use the Dive in apps below to register.  Download the official Dive In Festival app for iPhone and Android.  Explore events, register and manage your tickets, keep up to date with live feeds, discover D&I resources, and learn more about why diversity and inclusion are good for business. 






Thank you to our sponsors for another year of support. This is our flagship event and we appreciate your generosity. 

If you have any questions leading up to the event, please contact alyson.koehler@gammaiotasigma.org.
IRMI TO OFFER FREE ACCESS TO FULL IRMI LIBRARY TO GAMMA IOTA SIGMA MEMBERS

The following press release was shared by IRMI on August 29, 2016, and presented to GIS leaders at the 2016 Leadership Conference.

Dallas, TX, August 29, 2016- International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), is pleased to announce, beginning with the fall 2016 semester, the full IRMI Online library will be available to all active Gamma Iota Sigma student members and professors at no cost. These students will have access to more than 75,000 total pages of critical risk management and insurance information that can help them get ahead in their scholastic pursuits and future careers.

Gamma Iota Sigma is the only international business fraternity for students of insurance, risk management and actuarial science. As this next generation of future industry professionals prepare to enter the workplace, IRMI hopes to provide them with the tools and resources needed to secure their success.

IRMI content is continuously updated, expanded, and revised, and the online library features an advanced, keyword-driven search engine that returns relevant discussions on a vast variety of topics.

To learn more about IRMI and how to access the IRMI Online library, please visit IRMI.com or contact IRMI Client Services at (800) 827-4242.

About IRMI:

Since 1978, International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has been the premier authority and educator for risk management, insurance, and legal professionals. IRMI simplifies the management of risk by publishing resources for technical content and providing continuing education, certifications, and conferences. For more information, visit IRMI.com.

Contact: Amanda Beasley, (800) 827-4242

Thank you to IRMI for providing an incredibly generous service to GIS members. To view the press release online follow the link below.

https://www.irmi.com/about/press-releases/irmi-to-offer-free-access-to-full-irmi-library-to-gamma-iota-sigma-members
GIS CHAPTER LEADERS CONVERGED FOR THE 2016 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Chapter leaders headed to this year's Leadership Conference held in Columbus, Ohio at the Columbus Hilton Downtown from August 26th to the 28th.  We had over 50 chapters represented at this three day event.

At the kickoff of the conference, students were inspired by Ivy Kusinga, Senior Vice President, Chief Culture Officer at Chubb as she ran an interactive leadership session. GIS Board President Meg Allwein, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Assurex, addressed the attendees and energized the group for the year ahead.

Aside from the student officers who represented their schools, alumni volunteers donated their time, and industry representatives from our Sustaining Partners met with students in a round-table format for informal discussions. Our student leaders are prepared and motivated for successful 2016-2017 school year! Thank you to all who attended and participated.

 
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO STUDENT OMAR POWELL FOR HIS ARTICLE IN "WIN MAGAZINE"
"OPTIMIZING INDUSTRY STANDARDS THROUGH DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION"

Omar was selected to write an article that was published in WIN Magazine's August 2016 issue. He shared his perspective on diversity and inclusion, and well-represented the millennial perspective on the topic as a part of the GIS committee that focuses on this important topic. 

One of his highlighted quotes in the article is a stand out, "Diversity and inclusion should be viewed as a strategic necessity to obtain the most valuable individuals that will enable optimal business competitiveness and growth. Millennials want to see diversity and inclusion as a requirement in a corporation, not as a quota."

Follow the link below to read Omar's article. Thank you, Omar, for being an outstanding representative of the GIS values and mission. 

ALUMNI HAPPENINGS


Pictured above: The Dallas GIS Alumni Chapter gathered for a brewery tour on August 25th. Networking and fun are easily combined in our Alumni Chapters.  Thank you for sharing your photo!
 
It is never too late to get involved in our Alumni Chapters.  Please keep your Alumni Chapter photos coming. At your meetings, outings and events, please snap a photo and send a few details to alyson.koehler@gammaiotasigma.org Thank you!

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! 
National Chapters
Role First Name Last Name Email Phone
President Jake Timmins Jake.Timmins@rtspecialty.com  214-254-4797
Vice President Sabrina Hanitz Sabrina.Hanitz@aig.com 312-972-5996
Regional Chapters
Chapters First Name Last Name Email Phone
Atlanta Ben Robbins ben.robbins@genre.com  404-365-6858
Atlanta Lindsey Harrell lindsey.harrell@amwins.com 678-586-2291
Charlotte Annalie  Ricketts Annalie.ricketts@amwins.com 919-801-4158
Chicago Jon Perry jon.perry@awac.com 312-646-7760
Dallas Kenneth Rawls Kenneth.Rawls@ACEGroup.com 469-744-6814
Dallas Ali Rosenberg ali_rosenberg@rpsins.com 515-664-6607
Des Moines Austin Neimanis Neimanis.Austin@principal.com 515-988-6990
Des Moines Elizabeth Cokel elizabeth.cokel@mmc.com 217-357-5665
Houston Ashton Baca Ashton.Baca@aig.com 713-342-7603
Houston Jonathan Thompson jonathan.thompson@aig.com 817-709-4065
Indianapolis Sam Weiss sam.weiss@nyhart.com 317-845-3525
Kansas City Jeff Sandy JSandy@riskinnovationsllc.com 816-896-8145
Kansas City TJ Collins tjcollins@psgins.com 816-410-3866
Los Angeles Dymphna Menendez dymphna.menendez@aig.com 213-689-1889
Miami Page Hoggle PHoggle@CRCIns.com 561-213-7081
New York City Simone Blond Simone.Blond@Mercer.com 516-659-2568
New York City Brittany Sakson Brittany.sakson@zurichna.com 570-604-3073 
Philadelphia Chelsea Thorpe Chelsea.Thorpe@aig.com 215-630-2091
Philadelphia Juliette Bachalany Bachalany-Juliette@aramark.com 215-409-7648
Richmond Geoffrey Bernardo bernardogw@vcu.edu 540-520-1711
Richmond Joshua Rubin Rubinjl3@vcu.edu 703-623-2050
Southbend Andrew Graman agraman@gibsonins.com 812-890-1715 
St. Paul Anna Rockers ARockers@archinsurance.com 651-855-7154
St. Paul Mike Jennings Jennings.mike@principal.com 815-685-0981

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 September Student Newsletter that was sent to students on September 2, 2016.
GIS CAREER CENTER 
FIND THE BEST TALENT TODAY!
 
Visit the GIS Career Center. It is the ideal place to post insurance industry entry-level positions and internships 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 opportunities in our career center and make the hiring process a breeze. 


THANK YOU TO OUR SUSTAINING PARTNERS!
A THREE YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE GROWTH OF GIS!

Becoming a sustaining partner to GIS means having your organization make a direct and lasting impact on the development of the next generation of insurance professionals. 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.

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Vice President

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Vice President

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Sabrina Hanitz
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