Sustaining Partners Webinars

The GIS Sustaining Partners Webinar Series is a forum for our entire student membership of over 4,000 students to learn about each of our Sustaining Partners, including aspects of the culture, training programs, career paths and opportunities, and other notable features.

Thank you to Sustaining Partner Assurex Global for providing the host technology!

Upcoming Webinars


nationwideDecember 6, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm EST

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Join us for an exciting interactive session, featuring an overview of Nationwide, a fireside chat with producers including a GIS alumnus, and Q&A.

Wendy Jensen, Manager, Talent Acquisition
Emily DeKruif, Recruiting Specialist
Franklin Manchester, Consultant, CL Underwriting
Mike Ihm, Claims Spec II, Coml Property
Kenneth Levine, VP, CFO – E&S Specialty
Kyle Steele, Analyst, Product – P&C

Society of Actuaries

December 2017 (date and time to be finalized)

Registration details to follow.


Casualty Actuarial Society

CASDecember 2017 (date and time to be finalized)

Registration details to follow.


Past Webinars

Swiss Re

swiss-re-logo1Wednesday, September 13, 2:00-3:00pm EST

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Presenters: Mirjam Staedeli, Strategic Resourcing and Talent Specialist, AVP Human Resources; Christopher Cote (Alpha Upsilon, MS 2016); Kaitlin Agulto (Alpha Iota, 2012)

Are you interested in learning more about Swiss Reinsurance Company and why we are known for a unique and extraordinary culture? Learn more about the exciting world of driverless cars, solar panel fields, planes that can fly on just solar energy, ageing population, natural disaster, drones, and cyber security. Besides an overall introduction to Reinsurance and Swiss Re, we will feature a “day in the life of Christopher Cote,” a former GIS Chapter President and member of Swiss Re’s Insurance Linked Securities team. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about our exciting training programs we offer for students like you. Any questions?


aig-logo1Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00pm EST

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Presenters: Marya Propis, Head of Broker Engagement; Michelle Tucker, Global Head of Analyst Training

AIG is a leader in the insurance industry and committed to developing the leaders of the future. During this session, Marya Propis, Head of Broker Engagement, US Commercial, will share her “lessons learned” and insights on how to build and manage a successful career in this space. She will be joined by Michelle Tucker, Head of Early Career Integration and Development, who will speak to AIG’s holistic approach to early career talent and its role in the organization. Join us for this engaging interactive discussion!



travelersThursday, September 21, 1:00-2:00pm EST

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Presenters: Julie Galloway – University Relations Consultant, Talent Acquisition
Kimberly Anderson (Beta Zeta, 2014) – Account Executive, Global Technology
Megan Harper (Eta, 2014) – Account Executive, Commercial Accounts
Jessy Oliverez (Alpha Omicron, 2016) – Senior Analyst, Reinsurance Operations-Ceded Claim

Please join us for a presentation from recent GIS members that have started their career with Travelers! They will share their experience “under the umbrella,” highlighting specifically the areas of underwriting and reinsurance. Hear first-hand from GIS alumni that are within the first 1-3 years of their career – how they got where they are and what a “day in the life” is like.


cnaMonday, September 25, 1:30-2:30pm EST

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Presenters: Lori Feller, Commercial Underwriting Director; Sohan Patel, Large Property Underwriting Consultant (Sigma, 2005)

This discussion will cover our Future Leaders Programs, as well as what a career in insurance looks like at CNA.


Monday, November 13, 2017, 1:00-2:00pm EST

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Presenters: Audrey Coulbourn, Senior Director of Talent Development; Mark Schauss, Managing Director of Product Line Leadership, Casualty

At Markel, we enjoy what we’re doing.

Join Audrey and Mark for an inside look at the Markel Style, the culture that makes Markel an innovative, challenging, and exciting place for your career. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the unique risks and opportunities that make every day different at Markel. We’ll also share insights about Markel University, as well as other training and development programs designed to help our associates reach their personal potential. Find out what differentiates Markel as a player in the insurance marketplace and a great place to work! We think you’ll like our Style.


Thank you to Assurex Global for providing the host technology.