Elite Risk Management Students Head To San Francisco As Part Of RIMS Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program

Mar 25, 2022, 12:47 PM
Title : Elite Risk Management Students Head To San Francisco As Part Of RIMS Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program
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Publish date : Mar 25, 2022, 00:00 AM
RIMS provides grants for 36 risk management students to attend RISKWORLD.

(NEW YORK) March 25, 2022 – RIMS, the risk management society®, presented 36 students with a 2022 Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP) grant. The program, sponsored by The Spencer Educational Foundation, recognizes the achievements of outstanding undergraduate and graduate risk management and insurance students. The students will receive complimentary registration and funds for travel and accommodations to attend RISKWORLD™, the premier risk management and insurance conference in the world scheduled for April 10 – 13 in San Francisco.

The ABSIP continues to recognize exceptional risk management and insurance undergraduates from outside of North America. The 2022 international group includes six students. One from Lingnan University in Hong Kong; three from the National Insurance Academy in India; and two from Universidad EAFIT in Colombia.

“As business leaders around the world demonstrate a greater commitment to strengthening their risk management capabilities, it is critical that RIMS commits its resources to building a pipeline of talented professionals to meet those expectations,” said RIMS President Patrick Sterling. “Through the ABSIP, we give these dynamic students a first-hand glimpse at the world of opportunity waiting for them as risk professionals. We are proud to work with Spencer to offer this valuable learning experience.”

“Spencer is proud of our long-standing partnership with RIMS and appreciates the opportunity to support student involvement at all RIMS conferences,” said Spencer Executive Director Megan Miller. “The ABSIP program is pivotal for students, not only providing them with the funds to experience the conference but it also creates genuine excitement on their campuses about the opportunities and rewards of entering into the risk management and insurance industries.”

This year’s ABSIP students are:

  • Abby Daunt, Florida State University
  • Alexis Rossilli, University of Akron
  • Alfonso Tello, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Aliyah Abdullah, University of Hartford
  • Anne Bowen, Indiana State University
  • Bailey Bennett, Troy University
  • Claudia Matilda Vevera, Florida State University
  • Daniel Landaverde, University of North Texas
  • Emily Giles, University of North Texas
  • Emily Jung, University of Calgary
  • Emily Selenis, Illinois State University
  • Ethan Flynn, Ball State University
  • Geoffrey Fong, University of Southern California
  • Hawreen Rawanduzy, University of Colorado Denver
  • Joshua Rose     , Missouri State University
  • Juan Carlos Pedroza Sanchez, EAFIT (Colombia)
  • Katherine Alexander, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kristian Marino, St. John's University
  • Kristy Fugel, University of Calgary
  • Madeline Lang, University of Alabama
  • Maroun Harb, St. Mary's University (Texas)
  • Natalia Pérez Muñoz, EAFIT (Colombia)
  • Nathan Chandler, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Nicole Sabin    , Illinois State University
  • Rachel Balz, University of Georgia
  • Rebecca Leigh, Georgia State University
  • Rudrawar Prasad Pandurangrao, NIA Pune (India)
  • Sophia Marcum, University of Akron
  • Sumeet Hiralal Prajapati, NIA Pune (India)
  • Tanvi Yadav, University of Southern California
  • Tiffany Li, University of Georgia
  • Victoria Pommells, Georgia State University
  • Zane Smith, St. Mary's University
  • Zixin Chen, Lingnan University (Hong Kong)
  • Zoie Walters, Olivet College

Initiated as a pilot program at the 1978 RIMS Annual Conference, the program recognizes exceptional students involved in the study of risk management, and has grown into a differentiating part of the RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition. The program became known as the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program in 1997 to honor Ms. Benedetti's commitment to developing the next generation of risk professionals.

For more information about opportunities and resources developed for risk management students, visit RIMS Student Resource Center at  For more information about Spencer, visit

The Spencer Educational Foundation
The Spencer Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funding the education of tomorrow’s risk management and insurance leaders through scholarships, grants, internship opportunities, on and off campus experiential learning, and support of risk management/insurance curricula. Since Spencer was founded in 1979, we have awarded nearly $9 million in scholarships and over $7 million in grants to universities and professional institutions impacting an estimated 70,000 students through our programming. For more information, please visit us at

Launched in 1963, RIMS annual conference, now RISKWORLD, has routinely attracted some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. In past years, the four-day event has offered more than 160 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Marketplace Exhibit Hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. To learn more about RISKWORLD or to register, visit

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global professional association committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. We bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to our membership of approximately 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. To access RIMS Risk Knowledge resource library and for additional information about the Society, visit

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