Sedgwick's Senior VP Risk Management Robin Joines was recently on the campus of Appalachian State University, serving as risk manager-in-residence in the Walker College of Business.
Joines addressed Gamma Iota Sigma students, spoke on emerging risks within the industry and career opportunities, and taught classes on enterprise risk and insurance management, principles of risk management and insurance, personal insurance, and commercial insurance.
Since 2011, Joines has developed the risk management function at Sedgwick, where she has responsibility for insurance placement, business continuity planning, claims management, and safety and risk control functions for the largest third-party claims administrator in the world.
“We are so thankful again this year to Spencer Education Foundation for sending a top industry professional to our campus to interact with our risk management and insurance majors (RMI) through the Risk Manager-in-Residence Program," said Dr. Karen Epermanis, associate professor of risk management and insurance. “All of us at Appalachian, and especially our students, learned so much from Robin and we were delighted to host her this spring."
Joines' visit to Boone corresponded with the annual "Day In The Life of a Renewal" event, during which industry professionals conducted an interactive workshop RMI majors taking on the roles of brokers, risk managers, and career professionals.
The Walker College places emphasis on real-world applications with industry, as well as international experiences, sustainable business practices and entrepreneurial programs. The risk manager in residence program is one of many opportunities business students at Appalachian are offered to develop strong connections with industry professionals.