The Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Program Advisory Board is a valuable resource of feedback, professional insight, talent and support. While the board provides counsel to the RMI Program Head on issues affecting the program, its curriculum, and employment opportunities of its students, the board also engages in and supports the fundraising efforts of the RMI Program. The board provides key contacts for faculty to inform their research and teaching, and provides input to the RMI Program Head on the strategic direction and progress of the program.

Membership and Composition

Members of the advisory board are appointed by the head of the Risk Management and Insurance Program. To qualify as a board member, a nominee must be in a senior position with the authority to speak for his/her organization and commit resources. Although board seats are reserved for individuals and not organizations, consideration for board seats is given to representatives from:

  • Consultants and other service providers
  • Insurance companies
  • National insurance brokers
  • Regional and local insurance brokers and agencies
  • Risk managers

Board members typically serve three-year terms commencing on July 1. Terms are renewable indefinitely at the discretion of the RMI Program Head.

Board Members

  • Dennis Baltz, Willis, Atlanta, GA
  • Danette Beck, Marsh, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cecil Cooke, Aon, Atlanta, GA
  • Steve Denton, Beecher Carlson, Atlanta, GA
  • Rick Doherty, Doherty, Duggan, Hart & Tiernan, Albany, GA
  • Susan Gordon, Zachry Group, San Antonio, TX
  • Angie Hall-Parks, State Farm Insurance, Atlanta, GA
  • Joe Hamilton, Wells Fargo, Atlanta, GA
  • Charles Kolodkin, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Luther Lockwood, MBL Advisors, Charlotte, NC
  • Cliff McCurry, Seacrest Partners, Savannah, GA
  • Holly Meidl, Allied World Assurance, Bermuda
  • Scott Sink, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Birmingham, AL
  • Rod Smith, Lloyd's of London, Atlanta, GA
  • Shad Steadman, Rutherfoord, Roanoke, VA
  • Bryan Tedford, IAG, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Chris Thurman, CNA, Chicago, IL
  • Will Underwood, Ironwood, Atlanta, GA