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


Finance Professor to Offer Free Webinar on Insurance Hard Markets

Hosted by the  the National Alliance for Insurance Educaton and Research, please join David Marlett, PhD, CPCU, Professor in the Department ...


AppState Insurance Students Successfully Visited London

Appalachian State insurance students visited London, as part of the International Insurance Markets course. Led by Dr. David Marlett and Professor Aus...

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The App State RMI Program and Marlett Highlighted in Best's Review Magazine Campus Conversations

Dr. Marlett, Director of the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, was featured in Best’s Review Magazine’s February Edition, which focused on ...