Appalachian Students and Brantley Center Director Attend CPCU Meetings in San Diego

Two Appalachian State University Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) students and Dr. David Marlett, Managing Director of the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center, recently attended The Institutes CPCU Society Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.  The Institutes CPCU Society is a professional community of almost 20,000 members that fosters continual knowledge and career growth for individuals in the insurance and risk management field.

Appalachian RMI Majors, Joshua Johnson and Kate Ciesinski, were among 25 students from around the nation who were guests of the CPCU and took advantage of student sessions including Crucial Connections – Mentoring & Networking for Career Growth and Social “ME”dia – Building Your Personal Brand.  “The Loman Foundation/CPCU Society goes above and beyond for students with an interest in insurance--whether it's assisting with internship expenses or sending students to the CPCU Annual Meeting in San Diego--it's clear this organization truly cares about the future of the industry,” said Ciesinski.   Marlett and the students also appreciated the opportunity to participate in the Charlotte CPCU reception and their provision of a mentor during the event.

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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. The Brantley Center Learn more at

Appalachian's Risk Management and Insurance Program is the seventh largest in the country. 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

Published: Oct 23, 2018 2:54pm