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Gamma Iota Sigma

risk_management_insurance.pngAppalachian State University is the Rho Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), and we established our chapter in 1979.  Through GIS we actively participate in regional and 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. 

See the calendar of events here.

See recordings of past events here.

Learn more about the new "Summit Certification Program" for active AppState GIS members here:


Join the AppState GIS chapter:

Membership in GIS exposes students to many travel, networking and professional development opportunities.  Members must re-register each semester and include membership dues payable to AppState GIS.   Since the organization is open to RMI and Actuarial Science majors, Employee Benefits minors, 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.

Complete our AppState Rho chapter Membership Form:  HERE 

Questions? Contact us!

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Marlett

Brantley Center Associate Director: Dillon Waschenbach

Current GIS Leadership


GIS President: Zack Middleton



GIS Vice Presidents

GIS Vice President- Operations: Hrisha Bhatty


GIS Vice President- Membership- David Cyubahiro


GIS Vice President- Marketing: Haille Harrington


GIS Vice President- Events: Lauren Broadway


Co-Director of Alumni- Mea Picone


Co-Director of Alumni- Tia Proctor


Director of Points- Zeke Putnam


GIS Co-Director of Community Service: Riley English


GIS Co-Director of Community Service: Oliver Fogle


Director of Social Media: Cecelia Cagle


Co-Director of Inclusive Excellence: Ryan Ayachi


Co-Director of Inclusive Excellence: Anthony Lenardi


Co-Director of Club Relations: Adrian Everett


GIS Co-Director of Club Relations: Riley Hollis


Co-Director of Strategic Initatives: Aidan Moseley


Co-Director of Strategic Initatives: Ethan Cagle