Appalachian RMI majors participate in and present at spring 2019 IIANC InsurExpo

Six Appalachian State Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) majors along with Brantley Center Associate Director Greg Langdon participated in the April 11-12 IIANC InsurExpo in Durham, NC.  While at the event, the students networked with industry professionals, attended education sessions and met other RMI majors from East Carolina University and UNC Charlotte.  The AppRISE student research team led by Dr. Lori Medders, presented Friday on the #MeToo movement.


(AppState at 2019 IIANC InsurExpo:  L-R:  Greg Langdon, Alex Finney, Amber Guiliano, Sean James, Dr. Lori Medders, Tanner Rutherford, Anna Otto, Harrison Cameron, William Chisholm, Roberto Sibrian and Matthew Scott)


(AppRISE Team L-R: Sean James, Dr. Lori Medders, Harrison Cameron and Roberto Sibrian)


(L-R:  Greg Langdon, Matthew Scott, William Chisholm, Amber Guiliano, IIANC CEO Aubie Knight, Tanner Rutherford, Anna Otto and Alex Finney)

About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center

The Brantley Risk and Insurance Center in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business enhances the academic experience by providing space and staff to assist risk management and insurance majors with networking, job placement preparation and contact with faculty members outside the classroom. It provides students opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs, and invites industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations. It also fosters research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of continuing education programs and helps educate the public about the insurance industry. Learn more at

Appalachian's Risk Management and Insurance Program is the sixth largest in the country according to Business Insurance magazine. The college's Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, founded in 1988 with support from the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, supports research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs, and facilitates interaction between students, faculty and the professionals in the insurance industry. Appalachian is designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society. For more information about the Center, visit

About AppRISE

Proposed by the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center Board of Advisors and directed by Freeman Professor of Insurance Dr. Lori Medders, Appalachian's Risk Initiative for Student Engagement (RISE) is a student research-teaching-learning opportunity through which teams conduct research on current trends and issues. Recent projects include research on cyber and supply chain risk, employment practices liability and the #metoo movement, emerging and evolving risks, and NC flood financing. RISE is a collaboration between the faculty in the Department of Finance, Banking & Insurance and the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center. Learn more at


Published: Apr 15, 2019 10:31am