Now in its 21st year, the program has been praised by both risk managers and universities as a rewarding educational experience and a chance to give back to the profession. The Foundation awards grants of up to $4,500 to college and universities to cover costs of a lecturing risk manager.
The Spencer Educational Foundation seeks risk managers that are members of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. and that have a minimum of 10 years risk management experience, in order to provide high quality, interesting speakers for the students and communities of the grant Universities. Missouri State University is honored to be the only university to have had a Risk Manager in Residence every year since the beginning of the program.
Listing of Risk Managers in Residence Missouri State University
|1998-99||Thomas G. Epper|
|2000-01||Chris Duncan - Delta Airlines|
|2001-02||Sanford Bragman-Tenet Healthcare Systems|
|2002-03||Charles Rizzo – E.W. Scripps|
|2003-04||Dan Kugler – Snap-On Tools|
|2004-05||Skip Neilson – Shell Oil Company|
|2005-06||Mary Daniels - American Agency System|
|2006-07||Jim Kasprzyk - McDonald's Corporation|
|2007-08||Janice Ochenkowski - Jones Lang LaSalle|
|2008-09||James Hughes - ConocoPhillips|
|2009-10||Douglas Borg - Duke University Health System|
|2010-11||Ann Barry -|
|2011-12||Laurence Jenchel - Sears Holding Corporation|
|2012-13||Jeffrey Vernor - Russell Investments|
Patrick Hurley - Consolidated Edison
Shari Natovitz - Silverstein Properties
Tracy Hwang - Ebay/Uber Technologies
Kristy Coleman - Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
Robert Nighan - Travelers
|2018-19||Jeffrey Strege - Sysco|