Research from risk management and insurance students recognized by CICA

Two Appalachian State University risk management and insurance (RMI) majors, Charles Fisher and Christian Ferrara, have been named as national finalists in an essay contest held by the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) for their co-authored essay, “Alternative Risk Solutions: Captive Insurance for Cyber and Supply Chain Risk.”  Fisher and Ferrara will travel to the CICA international conference in Tucson, Arizona March 10-12 to compete with two other author teams to present their essay, from which the winning essay will be chosen.

Fisher is a Junior RMI major from Charlotte, NC who will intern summer 2019 with CRC in Birmingham, Alabama.  Ferrara is a Senior RMI major from New Hampton, NY who has accepted a Rotational Development Associate position upon his May 2019 graduation from Appalachian with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina in their Durham office.  Both students also participate in the App RISE student research group lead by Appalachian’s Freeman Professor of Risk Management & Insurance, Dr. Lori Medders.

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Charles Fisher & Christian Ferrera

(L – R:  Charles Fisher and Christian Ferrara)

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About AppState RISE

Proposed by the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center Board of Advisors and directed by Freeman Professor of Insurance Dr. Lori Medders, Appalachian's Risk Initiative for Student Engagement (RISE) is a student research-teaching-learning opportunity through which teams conduct research on current trends and issues. Recent projects include research on cyber and supply chain risk, sexual discrimination, the #metoo movement, employment practices liability, and an emerging and evolving risks register. RISE is a collaboration between the faculty in the Department of Finance, Banking & Insurance and the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center. Learn more at

 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

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Published: Jan 31, 2019 1:33pm