Gamma Iota Sigma

App State Gamma Iota Sigma logoAppalachian State University is a Rho Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), which was established in 1979.  Through GIS we actively participate in national Gamma Iota Sigma events, and our Rho chapter hosted their 2013 International Conference.

GIS is an international professional collegiate insurance organization sponsored by the Brantley Center. The purpose of the organization is to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as a profession; to encourage high moral and scholastic attainments; and to facilitate the interaction and cooperation of educational institutions, industry, and professional organizations by fostering research, scholarship, and improved public relations.

Through regular meetings, guest speakers, and industry events, the GIS provides students with real-world exposure, networking, and the opportunity to build lasting friendships with classmates. Special industry-sponsored events such as job shadow days and Insurance Career Fairs are held each semester to acquaint the students with industry practices and foster industry relationships.

Learn more about the new "Summit Certification Program" for active AppState GIS members here:   https://insurance.appstate.edu/students

 

Membership in the AppState GIS chapter:

Membership in GIS exposes students to travel opportunities.  Members must re-register each semester and include membership dues payable to AppState GIS.  While the organization is open to RMI, Actuarial Science and to all majors, students are encouraged to join GIS as soon as they can.  Students interested in joining GIS should contact the Faculty Advisor and stop by the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center, #3053 Peacock Hall.

2019-20 GIS Membership Application

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Marlett

Brantley Center Associate Director:  Greg Langdon

2019-2020 Leadership Team Positions

 

President - Harrison Cameron

  • Schedule, prepare agenda, and host weekly Monday leadership meetings
  • Oversee all officers and their duties
  • Assess the need for committees and appoint as needed
  • Introduce programs at general membership meetings (speakers, etc.)
  • Serve as student representative on BRIC Advisory Board
  • Alumni Relations—communicate with recent alumni
  • Coordinate Recruitment Dinner
  • Sign new member certificates

 Executive Vice President - Senior - Devon Goolsby

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Submit monthly GIS reports to Grand Chapter
  • Assist in presenting to BRIC Advisory Board
  • Plan bi-annual leadership retreats
  • Manage AppSync Account
  • Keep track of event participation
  • Manage google calendar
  • Assist President in duties/fill in in President’s absence

Executive Vice President - Junior - Benjamin Todd

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Write thank you cards and prepare gifts for speakers
  • Assist in presenting to BRIC Advisory Board
  • Plan bi-annual leadership retreats
  • Oversee committee chairs
  • Coordinate filming of “roll call” for international conference
  • Assist President in duties/fill in in President’s absence
  • Learn how to fulfill the role of President

 Director of Administration - Charles Fisher

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Take minutes at all leadership team meetings
  • Manage chapter email account
  • Send out email reminders to GIS students
  • Sign new member certificates

Director of Finance - Ellen Collins

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Monitor finances of RMI and report expenditures
  • Make bank deposits
  • Balance checking account
  • Maintain spreadsheet of financial transactions and track by categories
  • Responsible for ordering name tags

 Director of Industry and Alumni Relations - Kimberly Aguirre

  • Create a professional newsletter to update GIS Alumni of current happenings within the group to be sent out at least once a semester
  • Create a Gamma Iota Sigma Alumni Spotlight on the website and coordinate with the director(s) of marketing to feature Alumni and collect ‘Alumni Profiles’
  • Maintain document with Gamma Alumni information including employer as well as a non-appstate email address
  • Work with Gamma Leadership Team and Advisers to brainstorm new initiatives to engage Gamma Alumni and connect current members with alumni for career networking, post graduate opportunities, etc.
  • Assist Greg in planning any events surrounding homecoming, career fairs, etc. that include alumni and industry representative as well as create new events

Director(s) of Marketing - Jason Garfinkle & Roberto Sibrian

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Maintain social media sites: Instagram and Twitter
  • Take pictures at all GIS events
  • Create articles for WCOB and GIS Grand Chapter
  • Design and order yearly t-shirt with assistance from President

 Director(s) of Community Service - Jordan Bryant & Graham Purcell

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Lead Community Service Committee
  • Plan Adopt-A-Street cleanup each semester
  • Coordinate GIS Week of Service and Community Matters Involvement
  • Plan other community service events as see fit (Operation Christmas Child, Polar Plunge, Dance Marathon, etc.)
  • Work with VP of Admin. to create event sign-ups as appropriate

 Director(s) of Events - Devon Wormser & Bailey Siner

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Oversee monthly Brantley Brunches by scheduling and managing food orders
  • Coordinate at least one social event each semester
  • Assist with planning other events that may occur throughout the year 

 Director of Club Relations - Lawson Benfield

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Act as liaison between other on-campus organizations
  • Coordinate planning as well as participation efforts with other on campus organizations’ events (especially COB organizations, but others as well) (ex. Ambassadors canned food drive, Dance Marathon, etc.)
  • Serve as President’s Round Table representative
  • Ensure we stay current with club council (attend CORE Conference and Town Hall each semester)
  • Assist with planning on-campus events

 Director of Membership - Caleb Drye

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Coordinate speaking to RMI classes about upcoming GIS events
  • Work with President to coordinate Open House and RMI dinners
  • Coordinate shifts at WCOB Club Expo
  • Reach out to underclassmen who may be in interested in RMI/GIS and develop creative ways to market to students
  • Submit applications and register all new and returning GIS members
  • Maintain GIS membership records, work with Senior VP to include participation in these records

 Actuarial Science Liaison - Gina Bixby

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Foster and grow relationship with Actuarial Science majors
  • Provide updates about Actuarial Science club events and invite GIS students
  • Promote GIS to actuarial science majors and send out email reminders
  • Visit Actuarial Classes with announcements when available

 Employee Benefits Liaison - Dalton Adams

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Foster and grow relationship with Employee Benefits minors
  • Work to provide Employee Benefits resources to students
  • Be an active voice and assist in growing the program

Inclusive Excellence Liaison - Gilberto Ramirez-Hernendez & William Chisholm

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Foster and grow relationship with students of diverse backgrounds and encourage considering RMI as a major
  • Assist Brantley Center with developing best practices to promote an inclusive environment for all RMI students
  • Act as a liaison to Walker College of Business Diversity Advisory Team
  • Act as liaison between on-campus Multicultural Student Organizations and Inclusive Excellence programs
  • Lead GammaSAID initiatives on campus, including unique week
  • Consider becoming a part of the national chapter GammaSAID committee