As part of their 2019 PriSim Agency Management team competition kick-off at Appalachian State University, representatives from Selective Insurance addressed a standing-room-only crowd of students for the first event of the semester in the Gamma Iota Sigma Guest Speaker Series in Peacock Hall on January 29.
Industry representatives included Wesley Riley, VP and Field Operations Manager from Charlotte, NC; Bob Redden, InVEST Board member and Agency Development from New Jersey; and Noah Cramer, Commercial Underwriter from Charlotte, NC; and Travis Washington, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist from Charlotte, NC.
About the 2019 PreSim Appalachian Team
Six students from Appalachian State University will participate in the 2019 PriSim Agency Management Competition, which is presented by the national InVEST Board. Eight university teams from across the country will run a simulated insurance agency for four weeks in February. The top three teams will win an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for the 2019 Big “I” Legislative Conference in May.
The Appalachian team is comprised of Appalachian juniors Devon Goolsby and Kimberly Aguirre, and seniors Morgan Mullis, Nathaniel Johnson, Kirsten Beaver and Reid Cooper. Serving as mentors for the Appalachian team are Brantley Risk & Insurance Center Board members Jeff Haney, ECM Insurance Solutions, and Neil Annas, Granite Insurance.
About the Brantley Risk and 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. Learn more at insurance.appstate.edu.