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 the GIS Society we actively participate in Gamma Iota Sigma events, and hosted their 2013 International Conference.

GIS is a 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 Society 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.

Membership

Membership in GIS not only exposes students to travel opportunities, but also makes the student eligible to submit a resume for inclusion in the departmental resume book. Members must re-register each semester and include a membership fee of $35, payable to AppState GIS. While the organization is open to all majors, students are encouraged to join GIS as soon as they become departmental majors. Students interested in joining GIS should contact the faculty advisor.

Complete 2018-19 GIS Membership Application Here (PDF, 648 KB)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Karen Epermanis

2018-2019 Leadership Team Positions

President, (Avery Fink)

  • Schedule, prepare agenda, and host weekly 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
  • Manage AppSync Account

 Executive Vice Presidents (Senior, Catherine Lattimore and Junior, Harrison Cameron)

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Submit monthly GIS reports to Grand Chapter
  • Write thank you cards and prepare gifts for speakers
  • Assist in presenting to BRIC Advisory Board
  • Plan bi-annual leadership retreats
  • Oversee committee chairs
  • Assist President in duties

 Vice Presidents of Administration  (Kate Ciesinski & Kirsten Beaver)

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Take minutes at all leadership team meetings
  • Submit applications and register all new and returning GIS members
  • Maintain GIS membership records
  • Send out weekly email reminders to GIS students

 Vice President of Finance  (Brandon Wilkerson)

  • 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

 Vice President of Marketing  (Devon Goolsby)

  • 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 of Community Service  (Aaron Camp)

  • 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.)

 Director of Events  (Nathaniel Johnson & Ellen Collins)

  • 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 Operations  (Andi Olivet)

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Act as liaison between other on-campus organizations
  • Coordinate Career Fair volunteers
  • Assist with planning on-campus events

 Director of Recruitment  (Kimberly Aguirre)

  • Attend weekly executive meetings and as many GIS events as possible
  • Speak to RMI classes about upcoming GIS events
  • Work with President to coordinate Open House and RMI dinners
  • Reach out to underclassman who may be in interested in RMI/GIS and develop creative ways to market to students

 Actuarial Science Liaison  (Daniel Osborne)

  • 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  (Reid Cooper)

  • 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 Liason (Gilberto Ramirez-Hernandez)

  • 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 liason to Walker College of Business Diversity Advisory Team
  • Act as liaison between on-campus Multicultural Student Organizations and Inclusive Excellence programs