The Beta Mu chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) of the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program at CU Denver was awarded a Chapter Management award at the Gamma Iota Sigma 44th Annual International Conference in Columbus IL Friday, October 9th, 2015.

GIS is a student-led international insurance and actuarial society. The Beta Mu chapter at CU Denver was inducted into GIS in April 2014 at the Denver National RIMS conference. Soon after, many members found jobs within the industry, so they weren’t available to volunteer their time to GIS. Enter the new cohort of RMI students, who were determined to keep the chapter alive and flourishing. During the 2014-2015 year, the chapter doubled membership, hosted multiple industry partnership and social networking events, participated in RMI recruitment activities, and increased the visibility of both GIS and the RMI program throughout the CU Denver campus and community.

GIS Beta Mu Award Oct 15

“I was shocked and very grateful for Mr. Hammond, Senior Vice President of AIG Canada, and Noelle Codispoti, Executive Director of GIS, for honoring our chapter,” said Beta Mu chapter president and RMI undergrad student Patrick Madsen-Williams, who accepted the award at the GIS convention in front of a thousand GIS students and industry sponsors. “We worked hard all year to increase our chapter numbers, provide great content and meetings for members, and to connect with our Denver insurance partners. This is very welcome validation of our hard teamwork!”

At the conference, President Madsen-Williams and Communications Outreach Chair Krystyn Huting, also an RMI undergrad and US Navy Veteran, learned leadership skills, networked, and learned new membership ideas to implement with the Beta Mu chapter in Denver. They returned home with a tremendous feeling of accomplishment and a much wider perspective of what a career in the Risk Management and Insurance industry offers. “This is an incredible group of GIS students and there is so much opportunity within the RMI Industry,” said Huting. Added Madsen-Williams, “I feel so fortunate to have found the RMI program and to play a role in GIS success. I am excited to graduate and launch my career.”

RMI Program Director Dr. Ajeyo Banerjee congratulates the students and the GIS chapter on their success. “These students have overcome great odds to keep the chapter going strong. They have invested time and effort, because they believe in the industry and in the knowledge they develop through RMI coursework. The entire team at the RMI Program is proud of their efforts and success.”


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