Building Tomorrow's Insurance Leaders

The primary goal of the Brantley Center is to develop the strongest possible program in risk management and insurance, consistent with the mission of the Walker College of Business. Input from the insurance industry is provided by an advisory board.


Specific objectives of the Center are as follows:

  • Involve students with the insurance industry.
  • Assist and provide students with opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs.
  • Encourage involvement by inviting industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations.
  • Support research and faculty development.
  • Direct research activities toward problems and questions of interest to the insurance industry.
  • Assist the industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs.
  • Help educate the public about the role of insurance in modern life and the function and activities of the insurance industry.

Brantley Center Upcoming Events


Insurance professor on "Climate Change and the Outlook for Commercial Insurance."

David Marlett, Appalachian State University's IIANC Distinguished Professor of Insurance and Managing Director of the Brantley Risk &am...

Selective College Competition Team Introductions

This semester, our team made up of stellar students will compete in the Selective College Competition starting in February. This annual contest provid...

Brantley Board Member Aaron Ammar and associates purchase the Horton Hotel

Aaron Ammar, former App State RMI student and current Brantley Risk and Insurance Center Board of Advisors member, recently took over ownership of the...