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Promising Risk Management Students Awarded Funds to Attend RIMS ‘14 -- ABSIP 3/25/2014



RIMS Presents 2014 Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program Grant to 30 Undergraduate & Graduate Students

(NEW YORK) March 25, 2014 – RIMS, the risk management society™, presented 30 college students with a 2014 Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program grant.   The program recognizes the achievements of outstanding undergraduate and graduate risk management students, providing them with airfare, hotel expenses, registration fees and a meal stipend to attend RIMS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for April 27 – 30 in Denver.  

“Now, in its 36th year, the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program continues to emphasize RIMS’ commitment to risk management and insurance students pursuing rewarding careers in this dynamic discipline,” said RIMS Executive Director Mary Roth. “At the conference, these 30 students will be privy to an exceptional educational program designed specifically for them, as well as tremendous opportunities to network with industry leaders.  Congratulations to this year’s students.  We look forward to hosting this exceptional group of future leaders.”

This year’s grant recipients are:

·         Alex J. Andrews, Virginia Commonwealth University

·         Megan Angstadt, University of Georgia

·         Brian Baker, University of Georgia

·         Angela Beebe, University of North Texas

·         Alyssa Bouchard, Appalachian State University

·         Alisa Callaway, University of North Texas

·         Aubrey Colyer, Ball State University

·         Steven Costa, Temple University

·         Brandon Dombroski, University of Hartford

·         Britain Dooley, Florida State University

·         Kolby Dougherty, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

·         Paul Dunne, La Salle University

·         Sean England, University of Mississippi

·         Michelle Godbey, Illinois State University

·         Rogelio C. Hernandez, St. Mary’s University

·         Emily Herron, Ball State University

·         Kyle Jeziorski, Saint Joseph’s University

·         Martin L. Leicht, Temple University

·         Wesley McDaniel, Appalachian State University

·         Logan Mendenhall, Indiana State University

·         Christopher Mohler, Butler University

·         Bailey Noone, St. John’s University

·         Patrick O’Brien, Illinois State University

·         Jeremy Perlman, St. John’s University

·         Ali Rosenberg, University of Iowa

·         Jessica Rosser, West Virginia University

·         Lee Tatum, Troy University

·         Jordan Thomas, Butler University

·         Jeff Verhoeven, University of Wisconsin – Madison

·         Lindsey Warren, Eastern Kentucky University

Funding for this year’s program was provided by the following sponsors:  The Spencer Educational Foundation, AIG, Liberty Mutual, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. and Sedgwick.  The program is co-sponsored by the RIMS Atlanta, Carolinas, Chesapeake, New Jersey, New York, Piedmont, Potomac and Virginia Chapters.

The RIMS Student Involvement Program was initiated as a pilot program at the 1978 Annual Conference in New Orleans.  Due to its overwhelming success, the Student Involvement Committee was created, and the program has become a permanent part of the RIMS Annual Conference. The name was changed to the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program in 1997.

About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The four-day event offers more than 160 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Exhibit Hall with approximately 400 exhibitors. Following Denver, the event will be hosted in New Orleans in 2015. For more information, visit

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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 11,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information about the Society’s world-leading risk management content, networking, professional development and certification opportunities, visit

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, RIMS communications manager, (212) 655-6059 or

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