App State students to compete in semi-final round of Spencer-RIMS Risk Challenge

A team of four Appalachian State University students have advanced to compete in the semi-final round of the 2023 Spencer-RIMS Risk Challenge, an annual international case competition for the enterprise risk management field.

The students — Hannah Bagley, Marcella Gianni, Omar Gonzalez and Jon Jon Millner — are advancing to the semi-finals along with seven other teams, each that stood out from a field of 43 applicants. They will travel to Atlanta, Georgia on April 30 for the competition, to be held in conjunction with the RISKWORLD Annual Conference & Exhibition

"The students received their assignment in November and worked so hard over the holidays to research the case and build a strong risk evaluation and report," said their advisor, Dr. Lori Medders. Medders is a faculty member in the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance and its Brantley Risk & Insurance Center.

App State won the challenge in 2022, and Gonzalez, an actuarial science major, was part of that winning team.

Related: RIMS Challenge Team Wins First Place in International Competition

About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center

The Brantley Risk & Insurance Center enhances the academic experience of business students at Appalachian State University by providing space and staff to assist 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

App State students to compete in semi-final round of Spencer-RIMS Risk Challenge
Published: Feb 6, 2023 11:16am