Director of Marketing & Communications
Yardley, PA, January 27, 2017 – Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Executive Director Noelle Codispoti, CPCU, ARM has joined the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Philadelphia Chapter Board, adding to an impressive slate of the industry’s regional corporate and professional association leaders. The Philadelphia Chapter falls under the IICF’s Northeast Division, which was launched in 2007 to engage the industry in the region to provide grants, volunteer service, and leadership in the community.
Ms. Codispoti was the keynote speaker at the IICF’s Women in Insurance Regional Forum in 2016 and has worked closely with IICF leadership on initiatives and topics that pertain to GIS’s target audience of college students seeking to enter the industry. She has also aligned GIS’s own annual organization-wide community service initiative – the Week of Service, now in its 5th year – with the IICF’s Week of Giving, culminating in a joint service project at GIS’s 2016 Annual International Conference. The GIS-IICF partnership provides a compelling continuum, with the IICF representing the industry in full force, and GIS as the next generation that will follow in their footsteps. Taken together, this paints a powerful picture of the industry’s strength, dedication, impact, and legacy.
In January 2011, Ms. Codispoti joined GIS as its first employee. During her six-year tenure, she has led the organization through significant growth, more than quadrupling membership, growing the active chapter base by 33 schools, increasing fundraising nearly 1000%, expanding the Annual International Conference to be the largest educational and career fair gathering of its kind, innovatively engaging industry and alumni support, and asserting GIS as the ultimate talent catalyst and pipeline to the industry’s future. Additionally, Ms. Codispoti has spearheaded important new initiatives and opportunities for GIS to have a leading voice in critical industry and generational topics, including GammaSAID, a pioneering diversity and inclusion initiative to foster meaningful dialogue and action throughout the industry that was launched in time to coincide with the Inclusion@Lloyd’s 2016 Dive In Festival.
Ms. Codispoti received her BBA degree from Temple University in 2005 with a dual major in Actuarial Science and Risk Management, and before taking the helm at GIS, spent six years with ACE USA (now Chubb) in both their New York City and Philadelphia offices culminating in her role as Underwriting Manager, ACE Professional Risk, with responsibility for managing the General Partners’ Liability underwriting unit. She was honored by Business Insurance as one of its 2013 Women to Watch, and by Insurance Business America as one of 2015’s Hot 100 and one of its Elite Women in 2015 and also serves as a member of the Griffith Foundation Leadership Council and the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) Student Advisory Council.
About Gamma Iota Sigma
Incorporated in 1965 and boasting an annual membership of over 4,000 students at 73 colleges and universities throughout North America, Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) has over 50 years of history of engaging students and preparing them for careers in insurance. GIS is the only organization of its kind and is THE solution to the industry’s talent gap issue, pursuing a mission to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions. GIS is committed to growing the number of highly qualified students entering the industry; to that end, the number of GIS students and active chapters has more than doubled in recent years and continues to grow. In partnership with corporate supporters, professional organizations, and trade associations, the full spectrum of GIS programming provides its members with meaningful interaction with the industry, as well as the tools to pursue and succeed in an insurance career. For more information, visit: GammaIotaSigma.org.