The North Carolina Surplus Lines Association (NCSLA) has made a $100,000 gift to the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center at Appalachian State University. Danielle Wade, COO of Jackson Sumner & Associates and chair of the NCSLA Stamping Office, recently presented the check to Walker College of Business Dean Heather Norris and Brantley Center Director David Marlett while on campus.
Present for the check presentation were (pictured from left) Walker College of Business Dean Heather Norris, IIANC Distinguished Professor and Brantley Center Director David Marlett, and Jackson Sumner & Associates COO Danielle Wade.
The NCSLA contributes annually to support the operations of the Brantley Center, which prepares Appalachian students to become industry leaders through programs including student interview guidance, resume production techniques and teaching networking and "soft skills" that complement rigorous academic coursework. The NCSLA financial investment also funds scholarships for top AppState RMI majors, along with the annual London trip for top Seniors during Spring Break.
"The NC Surplus Lines Association is proud to be able to support such a great program. As the talent gap continues to grow with the ever increasing retirement of Baby Boomers, we feel our investment in the future workforce of our industry is important! We look forward to seeing where these students end up in our industry," said Ms. Wade.
"We are thankful for the annual financial investment by the NCSLA and their members in support of our AppState RMI majors” said Dr. Marlett. “Their contributions help us recruit the best and brightest talent to the industry through their innovative High Performer Scholarships, along with the funding of the annual London and Bermuda trips for our International Insurance Markets class students. The NCSLA truly makes transformational educational experiences possible for our students which inspires them to become the next generation of industry leaders, both locally and globally.”
The NCSLA is a Strategic Partner of the AppState Brantley Risk & Insurance Center. The annual support of the NCSLA and its members helps ensure Appalachian's RMI program continues as the flagship program for insurance in the UNC System and a top program across the country.
Pictured are students from the Spring 2018 International Insurance Markets class who will travel to London and Bermuda this semester, along with Dean Norris. Dr. Marlett and Danielle Wade.