Appalachian students attend Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter meeting

Two Appalachian State University Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) students recently attended the Institutes CPCU Society Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.  The Institutes CPCU Society is a professional community of almost 20,000 members that fosters continual knowledge and career growth for individuals in the insurance and risk management field.

Appalachian RMI majors Joshua Johnson and Kate Ciesinski were among 25 students from around the nation who were guests of the CPCU and took advantage of student sessions including Crucial Connections – Mentoring & Networking for Career Growth and Social “ME”dia – Building Your Personal Brand. 

“The Loman Foundation/CPCU Society goes above and beyond for students with an interest in insurance--whether it's assisting with internship expenses or sending students to the CPCU Annual Meeting in San Diego--it's clear this organization truly cares about the future of the industry,” said Ciesinski.  

 The students were accompanied by Brantley Risk & Insurance Center director Dr. David Marlett.

Dr. Marlett and the students also appreciated the opportunity to participate in the Charlotte CPCU reception and their provision of a mentor during the event.  

About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center

Appalachian's Risk Management and Insurance Program is the seventh largest in the country. The college's Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, founded in 1988 with support from the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, supports research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs, and facilitates interaction between students, faculty and the professionals in the insurance industry. Appalachian is designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society. For more information about the center, visit

Appalachian students Joshua Johnson, left, and Kate Ciesinski with Dr. David Marlett at the CPCU Society Annual Meeting
Published: Oct 24, 2018 6:22pm