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Saturday, October 10
 

8:00am

URMIA Pre-Conference Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday October 10, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm
Marquette VI Hilton Minneapolis

8:00am

Conference Registration 10/10/2015
Saturday October 10, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
Red Wing Room Hilton Minneapolis

1:00pm

Risk Management 101
(Free) Risk means different things to different people. Some are risk averse while others are risk takers. Some campus departments see an issue as a risk to their activities while others see the same issue as a benefit.

Risk Management 101: Practical Application for Higher Education, a FREE four-hour long session, will provide participants with an opportunity to explore what risk looks like for them, as well as have the opportunity to compare and contrast those ideas with their constituents at other institutions. Experienced higher education risk managers will facilitate discussion on how you can utilize this information to begin developing a risk management plan for your school.

This workshop will explore how attendees can make risk management "real” for others on their campus by utilizing formal risk management processes to identify, mitigate and respond to potential exposures. Participants will be given the opportunity to network with their colleagues to discuss concerns, strategies, roadblocks and navigational tools that will allow them to begin important conversations on their campuses.

The workshop is geared toward professionals new to risk management and those new to higher education. Participants will have a chance to meet their new colleagues in a smaller setting before the conference. New members and first time conference attendees will also be invited to join us for the President's Reception later that evening!

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Davis

Courtney Davis

Director of Risk Management, University of Chicago
Courtney C. Davis. joined the University of Chicago’s Office of Risk Management in May 2015 where she serves as the senior insurance and risk management position in the University and is accountable for achieving strategic objectives and ensuring effective risk management for the organization. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, she worked for 8+ years at two large insurance brokerage firms specializing in education. Courtney holds a... Read More →
avatar for Stacie Kroll

Stacie Kroll

Risk Manager, Five Colleges Inc.
Stacie R. Kroll is the risk manager for Five Colleges, Incorporated. Formerly an employment practices liability and directors and officers liability claims adjuster with Chubb Insurance Company, Ms. Kroll discovered her interest in insurance and risk management when she began working as a continual improvement group leader for a manufacturing facility. Under the director’s supervision, her current responsibilities include managing and... Read More →
avatar for Dave Snowe

Dave Snowe

Insurance Manager, Pennsylvania State University
David Snowe joined Penn State’s risk management office in July 2007 where he is responsible for the design and implementation of the university’s commercial property/casualty program, which includes The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and utilizing the university's wholly-owned captive, Nittany Insurance Company. Prior to joining Penn State, he worked for 20+ years at a commercial property/casualty insurance carrier, followed by 2 years at a... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Marquette V Hilton Minneapolis

6:00pm

President's Reception
(Invitation only) URMIA's President’s Reception is a great opportunity for new members and first time conference attendees to get to know the leaders of URMIA in a more intimate, casual environment. Attendees include the URMIA Board of Directors, URMIA committee chairs, the 2015 Annual Conference Committee, new members, first time attendees, URMIA/NAFSA workshop attendees, and the event sponsor. Join us and let us to welcome you to the conference and to URMIA! If you have any questions, please stop at the registration desk.

Sponsors
avatar for Cross Insurance Higher Education Division

Cross Insurance Higher Education Division

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Saturday October 10, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Pourhouse Pourhouse
 
Sunday, October 11
 

7:00am

Golf Outing
(Additional Fee - $75) The golf outing is a great chance to see old friends or meet new ones before the conference kicks off. This year’s outing will be at Phalen Park Golf Course in St. Paul, MN.

Phalen Park Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course. It is a par 70 at 6,100 yards from the back tees with a rating of 67.5 and a slope of 116. The course stretches along the west side of beautiful Lake Phalen in Phalen Park. The golf course presents numerous doglegs, water hazards, and bunkers.

Note: Shotgun start at 8 am. Please meet in the hotel lobby by 7 am. Bus will depart at 7:15 am.

Included in the cost of the golf outing is transportation, continental breakfast, lunch, and prizes. Golf club rentals are an additional $12.00 fee.

Special thanks to our golf outing sponsor Gallagher Higher Education Practice.

Sponsors
avatar for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

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Sunday October 11, 2015 7:00am - 3:00pm
Phalen Park Golf Course Phalen Park Golf Course

8:00am

Conference Registration 10/11/2015
Sunday October 11, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
Red Wing Room Hilton Minneapolis

9:00am

Tour: Sunday - St. Paul Gangster Tour
(Additional Fee) Experience the era of the St. Paul gangster! Baby Face Nelson, Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Caan, and Ma Barker; those are the names Americans, especially Minnesotans and St. Paulites in particular, were familiar with during prohibition. Alvin “Creepy” Karpis once said, “if you were looking for a guy you had not seen in a few months, you usually thought of two places: prison or St. Paul.”

This fun-filled, gangster-high jacked city tour with a unique twist will include a stop along the route at the Landmark Center. Once the site of famous gangster trials (J. Edgar Hoover personally escorted public enemy #1, Al Karpis, through the doors for his trial), the restored federal courts building still commands respect. Originally conceived as a post office, custom house, and courthouse, the building eventually became the headquarters for all federal offices in the upper Midwest. This grand edifice has been honored with numerous awards for its architectural genius.

Next on the tour is a stop at the Wabasha Street Caves. The “Caves” were dug in the early 1800s out of a layer of rock known as St. Peter Sandstone. The sand which forms this rock was once the beach of a warm inland sea over 400 million years ago. During our cold Minnesota winters, it is reassuring to see this remnant of a tropical Minnesota. In the 1800s, a mushroom-growing business was established in the Caves, then a nightclub and restaurant was opened in the 1930s; if you listen carefully, you can still hear bands such as the Dorsey Brothers and Cab Calloway playing in the stage area with the adjoining dance floor. In addition to these two areas, there is also a fireplace with bullet holes from the 1930s gangsters in the mantle to remind us of a rowdier era. St. Paul served as a cooling-off area for gangsters, and you’ll even see a “Gangster Gallery” to show off some of the Caves’ more notorious past visitors.

Additionally while in St. Paul, our guide will provide commentary on Rice Park, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Children’s Museum, Mickey’s Diner, and The Fitzgerald Theater, home to Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion.

Sunday October 11, 2015 9:00am - 12:30pm
TBA TBA

9:00am

Associate in Risk Mangement Review Session - ERM (ARM-E)
(Additional fee) Kick off your trip to Minneapolis by taking the next step on your professional development path. Don't miss this chance to review for the Associate in Risk Management - Enterprise Risk Management (ARM-E) track. URMIA will offer this pre-conference workshop to provide a comprehensive review session for the Associate in Risk Management - ERM exam. The ARM is a nationally recognized educational program for dedicated professionals. Learn how enterprise risk management (ERM) applies across various functions of an organization, including strategic planning, governance and process management.

Note that this will be a review session in ERM 57 concepts. The Institutes’ suggested self-study time is 7-9 weeks. Attendees should purchase their own study materials and plan to begin studying before the conference depending on when they plan to sit for the exam. Study materials can be purchased directly from the Institutes' website. URMIA offers a FREE online study course through the ARM Study Group as well, please take advantage of this. Erike Young, the instructor for the ARM Study Group, will be leading this session. Erike is the former Deputy Director of ERM and Director of EH&S for the University of California, Office of the President.

The following courses are required to earn the ARM designation: ARM 54—Risk Management Principles and Practices, ARM 55—Risk Assessment and Treatment, and ARM 56—Risk Financing. Completing the ERM 57 test in addition to these earn you the ARM-E designation. For more information, visit the Institutes' ARM website.

Speakers
avatar for Erike Young

Erike Young

Global Safety Manager, Google
Erike Young currently serves as the global safety manager for Google, supporting 70 offices in over 40 countries and over 60,000 Googlers. | | Prior to joining Google, he was the director of environment, health and safety at University of California, Office of the President, and was responsible for providing system-wide direction, coordination and assistance to the campuses, hospitals and national laboratories in the development... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Directors Row 4 Hilton Minneapolis

9:00am

Illuminating ERM – a Pre-Conference Workshop Designed to Help You Shine
Limited Capacity seats available

(Additional fee) More than a decade has passed since the first higher education risk management programs began to expand into enterprise risk management (ERM), but the journey is still beginning for most institutions. This one-day workshop will help you understand the implementation process and how to apply it to your institution. Regardless of your starting point, the knowledgeable trainers (and other participants) will help you consider how to advance your ERM plan. The workshop will include tools and examples that you can put to immediate use. We will trouble shoot common problems, dialogue about leadership and skills and review examples of successful programs. This training is intended to compliment the three-day PRIMA-URMIA ERM Implementation Training and can be taken either before or after that training.

Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Gjerdrum

Dorothy Gjerdrum

Senior Managing Director, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Dorothy Gjerdrum loves to assist public entities and higher education institutions in implementing a broader, more comprehensive approach to managing risk. It is her goal to increase awareness and knowledge of ISO 31000, the international standard on the practice of risk management. It is also important to her to be a good mom to my three kids, a grateful gardener and happy cook.
avatar for Scott Wightman

Scott Wightman

Area Executive Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
Scott Wightman began his career with Arthur J. Gallagher & Company in St. Louis in 1983, working predominately with public entities and other non-profits. During most of the 1990s, he served as risk manager with Venture Stores and then as director of risk management for Saint Louis University. In 1999, he rejoined Gallagher and now serves as a regional director in their higher education practice group.
avatar for Tim Wiseman

Tim Wiseman

Assistant Vice Chancellor, East Carolina University
Tim Wiseman joined the administration at East Carolina University (ECU) to develop, implement and sustain the university’s enterprise risk management (ERM) program. Mr. Wiseman leads ECU’s effort to recognize, measure and assess business risk from an enterprise-wide perspective. Hired in July of 2009, Mr. Wiseman assists in the establishment of effective monitoring and control measures, and advises senior administration officials on risk... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Zimmaro

Lisa Zimmaro

Assistant Vice President of Risk Management & Treasury, Temple University
With more than 20 years of risk management experience, Lisa Zimmaro is the assistant vice president for risk management and treasury for Temple University and previously the risk manager for Princeton University. Ms. Zimmaro graduated summa cum laude from Holy Family University with a BA in humanities and obtained her JD from the Temple University School of Law. Ms. Zimmaro is licensed to practice in New Jersey and in the US District Court for... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Marquette V Hilton Minneapolis

10:00am

Creating Your Own Professional Development Plan
(Additional fee) As you advance in your career you bear more responsibility for your own mobility. Take charge of your career and prepare yourself for advancement! In this workshop Ben Smith, director of human resources for Auburn University and Dr. Christine Eick, DRM, SPHR, executive director of risk management and safety for Auburn University will take you through the process of creating a personal development plan to prepare you for advancement.
1. Facilitators will lead participants through a skills inventory to identify skill gaps that are needed to perform at the level you want to achieve.
2. Participants will learn how to get the honest feedback they need to grow.
3. Participants will develop an outcome-based action plan to include drafting a plan for concrete ways to close skill gaps to increase your career opportunities; identifying a skill to acquire that will prepare you for expanded responsibility; setting performance goals for risk management that align with the strategic plan of your college or university and highlight your strengths as a higher education administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Eick

Christine Eick

Executive Director of Risk Management and Safety, Auburn University
Christine Eick serves as the executive director of risk management and safety for Auburn University; she has responsibility for enterprise risk management and all safety and environmental health programs. Dr. Eick is a member of Auburn University’s presidential advisory group and has broad university administrative responsibilities. Dr. Eick has over 25 years of experience in the insurance and risk management field with 20 of those years in... Read More →
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Ben Smith

Director of Human Resource Department, Auburn University
Benjamin Smith is the Director of Human Resources Development for Auburn University. He reports directly to Associate Vice President of Human Resources. Benjamin assumed this role March 9, 2015. | | Prior to this role, Benjamin served with Total System Services (TSYS) for almost 10 years. Early in his tenure with TSYS, he evaluated, launched and managed Behavioral/Interpersonal Skills program for values based learning for over 7,000 team... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm
Marquette IV Hilton Minneapolis

11:00am

Shuttle to Mall of America
(Additional Fee) URMIA will provide a shuttle to the Mall of America from 11 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 11. The shuttle will depart from the conference site for the Mall of America at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. The return shuttle from the mall to the Minneapolis Hilton will leave the Mall of America at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:30 pm.

Light rail and bus options are available for those guests who would like to leave earlier or later than the scheduled shuttle times. A light rail station is located approximately 6 blocks from the conference site, and tickets are $2.25 one way.

Sunday October 11, 2015 11:00am - 4:30pm
TBA TBA

12:30pm

URMIAcares Community Service Event
(Free) If you haven’t participated in URMIAcares yet, this is your year! URMIAcares gives attendees and guests the chance to give back to the community hosting our conference through various community service activities. It’s a great chance to make new friends, get to know fellow members, and do some good before the conference kicks off.

This year, URMIA is proud to work with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a Christian non-profit organization committeed to feeding hungry children around the world. Volunteers will hand pack meals specially formulated for malnourished children. Join us Sunday, October 11, as we join hands with FMSC to help orphanages, schools, clinics, and food programs working to break the cycle of poverty.

Please note, you will be asked to remove any and all jewelry. Closed toe shoes are recommended. Before attending this event, please visit the FMSC Website to review important allergy information.

In addition, URMIAcares is once again hosting an annual toiletry collection. This year we will donate your unused hotel and travel toiletries to Sharing and Caring Hands (or Mary's Place), a Minneapolis organization dedicated to supporting low-income individuals and families who are ineligible for government assistance. Just drop off your toiletries at the registration desk at any time during the conference, and URMIA will take care of the rest!

Sponsors
avatar for American Appraisal

American Appraisal

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avatar for American Technologies Inc.

American Technologies Inc.

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avatar for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

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avatar for Ascension Collegiate Solutions

Ascension Collegiate Solutions

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avatar for Fred C. Church

Fred C. Church

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avatar for Genesis Management and Insurance Services Company

Genesis Management and Insurance Services Company

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Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company

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iJet International Inc.

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avatar for International SOS

International SOS

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avatar for LMC Insurance & Risk Management

LMC Insurance & Risk Management

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avatar for Marsh USA Inc.

Marsh USA Inc.

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avatar for Palmer Student Programs

Palmer Student Programs

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avatar for Risk Strategies Company

Risk Strategies Company

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avatar for Safety National

Safety National

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Terra Dotta

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Travelers

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WorldStrides Capstone Programs

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Zurich Insurance Group

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Sunday October 11, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis

1:00pm

Tour: Sunday - Twin City Highlights
(Additional Fee) Experience a sampling of what makes the Twin Cities fantastic. During this three-hour tour, your guide will provide commentary on the downtowns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul as well as surrounding areas. While in Minneapolis you will explore the famous Nicollet Mall, the city's skyway network and theater district, the Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Train Depot, Orchestra Hall, the television home of Mary Tyler Moore, and St. Anthony Falls, the birthplace of Minneapolis.

A short stop will be made at Minnehaha Falls to see Minnesota’s oldest tourist attraction. This is where the 22 mile Minnehaha Creek, which flows from Lake Minnetonka through the western suburbs of Minneapolis and into the city, dives over the falls and into the Mississippi River. The 53 foot falls have been immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha” and are visited by thousands of tourists and locals every year.

Our next destination is Saint Paul, Minnesota’s charming historic capital city. Magnificent Art Deco and Victorian reminders of the past nestle next to sleek skyscrapers, giving this capital city an old world charm. While in Saint Paul we will explore Rice Park, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Landmark Center, the Children’s Museum, Mickey’s Diner, the Fitzgerald Theater, Minnesota History Center, and the Minnesota State Capitol, considered the second most beautiful capitol building in the United States after Utah's. You will see the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Paul, the fourth largest cathedral in the United States with seating for 3,000 people. Built in the classical Renaissance style, the cathedral dome is modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Lastly, we will drive along Summit Avenue, one of the longest stretches of virtually uninterrupted Victorian architecture in the United States. This monumental boulevard of homes, churches, synagogues, and schools attracts tourists and natives alike who stroll past its architectural curiosities and landmarks. Streets like Summit Avenue were not uncommon in the 19th century, but in most American cities, these thoroughfares have completely lost their character to progress. Not so in Saint Paul. Some homes to note along Summit Avenue are the James J. Hill House, the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the Minnesota governor’s mansion.

Sunday October 11, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA TBA

3:30pm

New Member and First-Timer Session
(Free) If you’re attending the URMIA Annual Conference for the first time or are a new member, be sure to attend this session. You will be introduced to some of URMIA's key players and get a chance to meet your peers and make new contacts in the risk management profession. After this session, you will be well on your way to becoming a future leader of URMIA!

Sponsors
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American Appraisal

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Sunday October 11, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Rochester Hilton Minneapolis

8:00pm

Opening Reception
(Free for full attendees; $50 for one-day registrants and guests) Join your URMIA colleague’s at the 46th Annual Conference Opening Reception at the Hilton Minneapolis. Prepare to laugh, mingle and reconnect with your colleagues and meet new friends. Attendees should dress comfortably and we encourage you to wear your school colors. Please note that a full dinner will not be provided at the opening reception, but we will have light refreshments!

Who doesn’t like to laugh? Did you know that Minneapolis was known for Improv? We have a special night planned for our attendees this year featuring the Brave New Workshop (BNW) Comedy. In their 55th year of crafting audacious, hilarious, and thought-provoking original comedy, improv and satire in Minneapolis, the Brave New Workshop (BNW) Comedy Theatre is a Twin Cities comedy institution, and a truly unique experience to laugh, learn, think, and play. The BNW has been writing, performing and producing original sketch comedy, music and comedy improvisation longer than any other theatre in the United States.

Please plan to be in your seat for our 8:30pm performance, you won’t want to miss this!

Sponsors
avatar for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

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Sunday October 11, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis
 
Monday, October 12
 

6:15am

URMIAfit: Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Robin Oldfield

Robin Oldfield

Director, Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management, University of Dayton
Robin Oldfield has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and holds multiple yoga trainings and certificates and is blessed to continue to studying with amazing teachers such as Ranjani Powers, Katie Silcox, Karina Mirsky, Sianna Sherman and many other gifted teachers. Ms. Oldfield brings humor, compassion and wisdom to her classes, which blend asana, pranayama and mindfulness techniques. She teaches from the heart and strives to make yoga... Read More →

Sponsors
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Travelers

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Monday October 12, 2015 6:15am - 7:00am
Conrad B & C Hilton Minneapolis

7:30am

Breakfast 10/12/2015
Monday October 12, 2015 7:30am - 8:15am
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

7:30am

Conference Registration 10/12/2015
Monday October 12, 2015 7:30am - 5:00pm
Red Wing Room Hilton Minneapolis

8:15am

Welcome and Association Highlights
Monday October 12, 2015 8:15am - 8:50am
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

8:55am

Keynote Speaker: Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice
Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Alan C. Page, was elected to the court in 1992. He was reelected in 1998, 2004, and 2010. Previously, he served as an assistant attorney general and a special assistant attorney general, and was an associate with the Minnesota law firm of Lindquist and Vennum.

Justice Page is widely renowned for his former career as a professional football player. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988, he is best known for his defensive efforts with the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s.

Justice Page, who attended law school at the University of Minnesota during the height of his football career, is an ardent defender of equal education for children. He is the founder of the Page Education Foundation, which assists students of color with post secondary education.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Page

Alan Page

Supreme Court Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court justice, Alan C. Page, was elected to the court in 1992. He was reelected in 1998, 2004 and 2010. Previously, he served as an assistant attorney general and a special assistant attorney general, and was an associate with the Minnesota law firm of Lindquist and Vennum. | | Justice Page is widely renowned for his former career as a professional football player. Elected to the Pro Football Hall... Read More →

Sponsors
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Travelers

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Monday October 12, 2015 8:55am - 10:00am
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

9:00am

Tour: Monday - Stillwater Tour
(Additional Fee) Located on the St. Croix River, Stillwater lays claim as Minnesota’s oldest town and the birthplace of the Minnesota Territory in 1849. Stillwater is steeped in history, architectural gems, and beautiful natural surroundings. The residents are close enough to the Twin Cities to be practical, yet far enough away to feel like country living. For more than 50 years, lumbermen dominated the St. Croix River with lumber camps, mills, log rafts, and steamboats, making Stillwater the Queen City of the river. The hills of Stillwater provided escape from the industrial and commercial riverfront; this is where the lumbermen, bankers, riverboat men, and mill workers built homes for their families. The diversity of the population created diversity in home architecture: Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Second Empire, Stick Style, Shingle Style, Neoclassicism, Bungalow, Italianate, Craftsman & Prairie.

Your tour guide will provide a riding tour of this enchanting old river town and take you behind the scenes of Stillwater’s history. Anecdotes and incidents from bygone years will illuminate the lives of immigrants and entrepreneurs as we view mansions built by wealthy lumber barons, beautiful old churches on the “Street of Spires”, landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places and the beautiful St. Croix River.

You will enjoy a delicious group lunch at the famed Lowell Inn. Since 1927 this famous “Mount Vernon of the Midwest” has been a hotel known to serve the very finest food. For years, the old three-story frame hotel was frequented by important personalities in the business, political, and social life of Stillwater and Minnesota.

There will be time after lunch to enjoy the variety and quality shopping on Stillwater’s historic streets. Boutiques, specialty shops, antiques and art galleries offer abundance for the discriminating shopper. On your strolling shopping experience, discover original works of art, jewelry, pottery, eclectic gifts/crafts, books, gourmet utensils, clothing, home furnishings and wine.

Monday October 12, 2015 9:00am - 3:00pm
TBA TBA

10:00am

Conference Break
Take a moment to visit the cyber café, sponsor tables, and the Innovative Risk Management submissions! Thank you to our conference sponsors.

Sponsors
avatar for The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

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Monday October 12, 2015 10:00am - 10:20am
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis

10:20am

Constitutional Risk: Identification, Reduction, & Management
Constitutional risk is the possibility that a public institution will face a high profile constitutional challenge to its policies. These constitutional suits can be enormously expensive to defend, cause substantial harm to an institution’s reputation, and, if the institution loses, result in liability for attorneys’ fees. In short, a constitutional suit can be far more damaging than ordinary negligence cases or employment litigation. Yet, public institutions rarely think about identifying, minimizing or managing constitutional risk. Risk managers know all about dangerous sidewalks but do not know how, if at all, the institution uses race in admissions. Risk managers interact and scrutinize facilities use policies but do not interact with campus lawyers about policies on free speech or gun rights. Risk managers insist on extensive public safety training but do not insist that administrators understand the nuances of religious freedom. This presentation attempts to close that gap.

The presentation has two parts. The first part, a lecture, will introduce the concept of constitutional risk and briefly discuss how to identify, minimize and manage constitutional risk. The second part will include a panel discussion involving a risk manager, a representative from an insurance company and a representative from an advocacy group that brings constitutional challenges and will expand on the identification, minimize, and management of constitutional risk.

Participants in the constitutional risk program will learn the following:
 Definition of constitutional risk and how to identify those policies that are subject to constitutional attack, how to minimize constitutional risk by altering policy and how to engage in educational programs as well as undertaking a dialogue with advocacy groups and how to manage constitutional risk when the institution is sued on a constitutional claim.
 Management of constitutional risk includes retaining counsel, when to settle, the utilization of a public relations strategy, and special concerns related to existential issues (those that the institution can never compromise).

Speakers
avatar for Jay Blanton

Jay Blanton

Executive Director for Public Relations and Marketing, University of Kentucky
Jay Blanton is executive director for public relations and marketing at the University of Kentucky. Previously, he served as communications director for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and as deputy communications director for former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. He also has worked in the private sector for the Keeneland Association, a thoroughbred racing and sales company, as well as public relations firms in Kentucky. He has a bachelor’s... Read More →
avatar for Lou Drapeau

Lou Drapeau

Director of Risk Management, University of Kentucky
Mr. Drapeau is director of risk management at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, a position he has held since November 1, 2003. Prior to that, he was the risk manager for The Budd Company/ThyssenKrupp USA in Troy, Michigan, for 22 years, retiring in 2001. The Budd Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG of Germany. He started his risk management career as the risk manager for the city of Dearborn, Michigan. | | He is a... Read More →
avatar for Doug Onley

Doug Onley

Senior Claims Counsel, United Educators Insurance
Doug Onley is senior claims counsel and head of the South claims team for United Educators Insurance, the nation’s premier insurer of education institutions. He supervises a team of attorneys and claims analysts responsible for litigation management, case analysis and dispute resolution of lawsuits. Mr. Onley joined UE in 2002 after five years in the antitrust litigation practice at Howrey Simon Arnold & White in Washington, D.C. At Howrey he... Read More →
avatar for William E. Thro

William E. Thro

General Counsel, University of Kentucky
William E. Thro, the general counsel of the University of Kentucky, is an accomplished attorney, academic and appellate advocate. | | As the chief legal officer for the University of Kentucky, he provides proactive advice on critical legal and policy issues confronting a public flagship land grant research university with an integrated academic medical center and a high profile athletics program. Prior to assuming his present position in 2012... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 10:20am - 11:35am
Marquette II Hilton Minneapolis

10:20am

Premise Liability - Slip or Trip & Fall Investigations and Evaluations
This session is designed to provide the participants with a working knowledge of the basic principles of a premises liability – i.e. slip or trip and fall. The instructor will cover various codes and industry standards in use today to evaluate a slip or trip and fall incidents. The presentation will use examples of past projects at the University of Texas System to illustrate how an alleged slip or trip and fall incident is investigated as well as the possible outcomes. There will also be live demonstrations of the equipment used to measure the slip resistance of walking surfaces.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will have a better understanding of how to investigate or evaluate slip or trip and falls at their campus.
 They will also learn of the equipment used that can assist them from a risk management standpoint to determine if they have a construction, maintenance or human error scenario at play with the location of the incident and how to mitigate.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas L. Parco

Thomas L. Parco

Western Region Property Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
As a 1990 graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a BA in architecture, Thomas Parco is a registered professional architect in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Hawaii and Georgia with experience in architectural design, project management and construction documentation. | | His experience includes property condition assessments, construction defect analysis representing subcontractors and... Read More →
avatar for John Santos

John Santos

Claims Coordinator, University of Texas System
Mr. Santos is the claims coordinator for the office of risk management at The University of Texas System Administration. He is primarily responsible for providing claims preparation guidelines and assist the institutions with claim submissions, including inspections, measurements, documentation, evaluation, and guidance and direction on claims involving property damage and business interruption, workers' compensation, general liability... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 10:20am - 11:35am
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

10:20am

Big Dollars in the Small Details: Employing Contract Language to Affect Claims and Insurance Expenses
As highly visible institutions with perceived “deep pockets”, colleges and universities are often targeted in litigation over claims only tenuously tied to their actions or omissions. This presentation will help inform institutions, regardless of size or location, how to effectively employ indemnification provisions and strong insurance requirements in a wide variety of contracts to ensure that the liability and expense of claims are borne by the entities responsible for the injury or act – vendors, contractors and service providers who work on campus or in conjunction with the school. We will broadly discuss statutory and case law trends governing indemnification and instruct attendees how to identify and draft legally enforceable indemnification provisions, both so that they may employ language themselves to shift liability to others and so that they may spot and revise contract terms that could result in the school unwittingly assuming the liability of their vendors and professional service providers.

Participants will learn the following:
 That the indemnification terms and insurance requirements that they use every day likely do not accomplish what attendees think they do – shifting maximum liability permitted by law and gaining full coverage as an additional insured.
 What language to employ within their contracts to maximize the liability shifted to vendors and service providers and to have the best shot at securing the strong additional insured coverage.
 How to uncover the seemingly innocuous, but legally significant, words and phrases smart vendors use in their contracts to avoid indemnifying universities or offering them meaningful additional insured coverage.

Speakers
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Benjamin Evans

Executive Director, Office of Risk Management & Insurance, University of Pennsylvania
Ben Evans is the executive director of risk management and insurance at the University of Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include oversight of the insurance and risk management programs for the university and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Prior to joining Penn, Mr. Evans served as director of risk management and insurance at Temple University. In that role, Mr. Evans was responsible for management of various university and... Read More →
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Micah Knapp

Producer, The Graham Company
As property and casualty producer at The Graham Company, Mr. Knapp is responsible for new business development, as well as negotiating and placing insurance coverage for his new clients. He identifies and removes the legal loopholes that insurers write into their policies in order to avoid paying large organizations on significant claims. | | Mr. Knapp joined the Graham Company from the law firm of Cozen O’Connor where he was a partner in... Read More →
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Thomas Morrin

Vice President, The Graham Company
Thomas Morrin joined The Graham Company in 2007, and is a vice president and member of the board of directors. Mr. Morrin is responsible for new business development at Graham, where he specializes in placing large, complex insurance structures, including owner-controlled insurance (OCIP’s), and workers’ compensation insurance programs (including self insurance). He graduated in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 10:20am - 11:35am
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

10:20am

Covering Risk from Every Angle: University and Museum Collection Insurance Handbook
This presentation will help risk managers undersand and explain to their CFO, senior management and shareholders some key issues surrounding insurance for university collections. Topics covered will include E&O for authentication and professional services rendered by university museum collections, title insurance for items in the collection, UCC fillings, creating secure loans when lending out artwork and objects form your collection, loan agreements, and incoming loans for any kind of "rare or historic objects", not just artwork.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will learn the importance of flushing out their institutions’ risk exposure and how to address these items through insurance solutions.
 They will learn how to address loan agreement review, the legal implications with regard to lending their collections, and how to protect themselves from litigation surrounding their collections
 Attendees will learn how to implement UCC filings for outgoing loans and assess the need for special lines of insurance coverage to protect against suits/judgments from E&O and media liability suits brought about due to university collections activities

Speakers
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John Cahill

Attorney, Cahill Partners LLP
John R. Cahill is a litigator and transactional lawyer with a traditional commercial practice as well as special areas of focus: art law, employment, and intellectual property. John handles a broad range of complex commercial litigation and transactions for businesses and individuals, including matters arising out of contracts, intellectual property, insurance, and many other business matters. He successfully represents clients in state and... Read More →
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Sandra Mitchell

Risk Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sandra Mitchell has over 20 years experience in the field of risk management. She has worked on the carrier, consultant, brokerage and client side of the field during her carrier. She has spoken at various industry events and was a past faculty member at Babson College, teaching an undergraduate course in risk management. At MIT, Ms. Mitchell oversees the insurance office, which manages the insurance and risk needs for the institute. She is a... Read More →
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Steven Pincus

Senior Managing Director, Risk Strategies Company
Steven is the National Practice Leader for the Private Client and Fine Art groups. Steven is also a senior level account executive on select accounts providing day to day service and expertise. He has been with Risk Strategies Company for the past 10 years. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in these areas and leads service teams who provide day to day service, client advice and claims advocacy. | | Before joining DeWitt Stern, he... Read More →
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Robert Rosenzweig

Vice President & National Cyber Risk Practice Leader, Risk Strategies Company
Robert H. Rosenzweig, RPLU is a vice president & national cyber risk practice leader at Risk Strategies Company. In this role Mr. Rosenzweig is responsible for coordinating and growing the cyber liability business across all Risk Strategies companies nationwide. Rob also works directly with the firm’s clients and prospects on creating comprehensive and customized coverage for their data security, privacy, and errors and omissions exposures... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 10:20am - 11:35am
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis

11:50am

Awards Luncheon and Roundtable Discussions
Back by popular demand, to encourage networking with colleagues from your state/region, we will again be seating states and regions together. This is a terrific way to broaden your network and talk about any local issues effecting higher education risk management. After some lively discussion with your new colleagues help congratulate the recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Risk Manager Award.

Sponsors
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The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

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Monday October 12, 2015 11:50am - 1:15pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

1:30pm

Start/Stop/Continue
Communication and collaboration is an integral part of all viable and meaningful partnerships, and the partnership between a risk manager, broker and carrier is no exception. This session will be a facilitated conversation led by three panelists, a risk manager, a broker and a carrier representative. Participants in this session will be divided into three groups: risk managers, brokers and carriers. The three groups will spend time discussing the practices of the other two groups and address such questions as, “What would you ask the other groups to ‘start’ doing, ‘stop’ doing and ‘continue’ doing to make each other successful?”, and “What practices are adding or could add to the overall success of a risk management project, insurance renewal, or other engagement?” The facilitator for each group will then share their group’s top responses for general discussion and what they believe are some best practices to improve communication, collaboration and our chances of success.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will learn how to foster team collaboration in problem solving, increase transparency, and improve timely communication.

Speakers
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Craig McAllister

Director of Risk Management and Insurance, Cornell University
Craig McAllister is director of the department of risk management and insurance at Cornell University and has been in this position since 2011, previously serving as the assistant director beginning in 2001. His current duties include providing strategic risk management advice, training and consultation to the academic and operating units of Cornell. In addition, he is a member of the international crisis team, chair of the student health... Read More →
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Paul D. Pousson

Area Senior Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
Paul D. Pousson, ARM is an area senior vice president with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. where he is responsbile for providing creative risk management and insurance solutions to higher education and public sector clients. Prior to joining Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Mr. Pousson was the associate director of risk management for The University of Texas System where he was responsible for administering the risk management, environmental health and... Read More →
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Thom Rickert

Associate Vice President – Business Development, United Educators Management Company
Thom P. Rickert, CPCU, ARM, ARM-P, ARM-E, ARC, ARe manages activities designed to achieve new business results from all revenue channels for multiple segments, including higher education, public and private K-12 schools. He supervises a team of underwriting territory managers as well as managing broker relationships across all channels. He mentors territory managers in their career development, including building strengths in sales, channel... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Marquette II Hilton Minneapolis

1:30pm

20 Questions You Should Ask Your TPA
Workers’ compensation is complex and continually impacted by emerging issues. When partnering with a TPA for your claims/risk services, you are handing a great deal of responsibility over to them. Their performance will drive your results. In this session, we’ll provide insight into both due diligence during the proposal stage and ongoing performance oversight for your TPA partnership.

You’ll learn how to uncover the keys to quality claims management. We’ll explore issues such as “Is the TPA investing in the right programs to control frequency and medical and pharmacy costs?” “How will you be able to benchmark your results?” “What is the true culture of the company?” “How prepared and motivated are their claims adjusters to drive results for you?”

Speakers
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Frank Altiere

President, PMA Management Corp.
Mr. Altiere is the president of PMA Management Corp. Prior to assuming his current position in January 1999, he held various positions since beginning his career with PMA, including risk control representative, account executive, district manager, branch manager, vice president, and regional vice president. Mr. Altiere is a graduate of Edinboro University. He has earned his CPCU, RIMS Fellow, ARM, AU, IIA, and AIS designations. Mr. Altiere... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Evans

Benjamin Evans

Executive Director, Office of Risk Management & Insurance, University of Pennsylvania
Ben Evans is the executive director of risk management and insurance at the University of Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include oversight of the insurance and risk management programs for the university and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Prior to joining Penn, Mr. Evans served as director of risk management and insurance at Temple University. In that role, Mr. Evans was responsible for management of various university and... Read More →
avatar for Roger Fell

Roger Fell

Managing Director, Marsh USA Inc.
A Senior Client Executive in the Global Risk Management Practice of Marsh’s Philadelphia Office, Roger has personal experience developing and managing risk management programs for several industries including, higher education, manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, healthcare, apparel, pharmaceuticals, and utilities. Currently Roger is responsible for managing several major accounts in the office. | | He started his career in with... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis

1:30pm

What if it Does Rain for Forty Days and Forty Nights? Maybe It's Time to Build that Ark.
The National and Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that sea levels could rise by more than six feet by the end of the century. Cities along the eastern seaboard like Boston, New York and Miami could be inundated by salt water during storms and unusually high tides exacerbated by erosion and destruction to property from wave action.

Flooding is not a coastal phenomenon either. Major rain producing systems and severe thunder storms can cause regional or local storm water flooding. Weather systems and snow melt can cause river network runoff, discharge and overflow.

Catastrophic floods cause widespread damage to property in the United States. Floods account for more presidential disaster declarations than any other events with over $5 billion in economic losses from flood per year. A property in a high hazard flood zone is five to seven times more likely to experience a flood event causing $100,000 or more in damages.

New FEMA flood maps with revised base flood elevation levels may lead to changes in the availability of flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program and private insurers. Demand for flood insurance will probably rise, the availability of adequate capacity and limits may decrease, deductibles may increase and premiums could skyrocket.

This presentation will help risk managers understand the changes in FEMA flood maps, new flood models used by insurers to assess and underwrite risk on a location and portfolio basis, and what risk managers can do from a risk control standpoint to help mitigate their institution’s exposure to Flood.

Learning Objectives:
 Benefit from this program by gaining a deeper understanding of the changes in FEMA flood maps.
 Flood modeling tools that underwriters and insurers use to manage their flood risks and set terms and price for coverage, and loss prevention measures that can be taken to help manage flood exposures.
 Attendees will learn how FEMA develops their flood maps, what goes into modeling and underwriting flood insurance, and what loss prevention devices are available to prevent a flood loss or when a flood does happen, what can be done to minimize its impact.


Speakers
avatar for Brandie Andrews

Brandie Andrews

Assistant Vice President, Consulting and Client Services, AIR Worldwide
Brandie Andrews is an assistant vice president within AIR’s consulting and client services group. Ms. Andrews has been with AIR for nine years and in that time has acted as the primary modeler for a large number of insurance, reinsurance and securitization projects. She is currently the manager of the regulatory and rating agency client services market segment. In this role Ms. Andrews ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements of... Read More →
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Damual Greaves

Risk and Insurance Coordinator, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Damual Greaves, MIT risk and insurance coordinator, has been a member of URMIA since 2007. His career began as a compliance professional at New England Financial (NEF) before joining the higher education sector in 2001. For over a decade, Mr. Greaves has used his unique understanding of MIT, its distinctive characteristics and the property casualty risk management environment to serve the goals of MIT. Mr. Greaves leads a team of MIT stakeholders... Read More →
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Paul Huang

Deputy Division Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Paul Huang is currently the acting division director of the risk analysis division within the federal insurance and mitigation administration at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, DC. Mr. Huang supports flood hazard mapping as part of the National Flood Insurance Program and provides overall leadership for the $200M+ risk mapping, assessment and planning (Risk MAP) program, the hazard mitigation planning program, and... Read More →
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Dave Tanaka

Senior Account Manager, FM Global
As senior account manager, FM Global, David Tanaka leads the account servicing team in supporting the strategic risk management goals and objectives of a diverse group of higher education, high-tech, pharmaceutical and healthcare clients. Through FM Global’s engineering service and by partnering with clients in loss prevention, Mr. Tanaka and the servicing team help clients reduce property loss costs and increase their business resiliency... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

1:30pm

One is the Loneliest Number - Risk Management and Insurance at Small Institutions
Running a risk management and insurance program with just one person is a daunting task. Don’t despair! It has been done before and you can do it, too. Join two risk management and insurance professionals from small private schools and hear how they survived to tell about it. Small colleges and universities rely on a sense of tradition in conducting operations and many don’t have a dedicated risk manager. The speakers will describe their journeys as champions of risk management in environments that are being introduced to the idea of risk.

This session will describe the strengths and weaknesses in a ‘one man show’. Guidance will be provided on how to identify, evaluate and prioritize risk and insurance programs on a small campus. Learn how the two schools developed a culture of risk awareness across campus. Learn about different resources available and how to effectively leverage them to accomplish goals. Along with the presenters, the attendees will be encouraged to share strategies that worked and those that didn’t.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will learn how to pick your battles, know when and when not to speak up.
 How to use your time and resources effectively and how to effectively translate ‘Risk Management’ for the rest of the campus.
 They will also learn how to identify and create risk partnerships on campus.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Liden

Sue Liden

Director, Risk Management and Insurance, Pacific Lutheran University
Sue Liden is the director of risk management and insurance at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Mrs. Liden has worked as the university’s risk manager since 2008. Prior to working in higher education Mrs. Liden worked as a Title 1 reading and math paraeducator for grades one through six. She also served as a logistics officer in the U.S. Army. She holds her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Detroit.
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Jordana Ross

Risk Management and Insurance Specialist, Seattle Pacific University
Jordana Ross has been the risk management and insurance specialist for Seattle Pacific University for ten years. As a graduate of Washington State University, she received a BA in criminal justice and a BA in sociology. In her career at SPU, Jordana has placed significant importance on continuing education in the risk management and insurance field, earning the ARM and the CRM designations. In her role at SPU, she has witnessed a significant... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

2:45pm

Conference Break
Take a moment to visit the cyber café, sponsor tables, and the Innovative Risk Management submissions! Thank you to our conference sponsors.

Sponsors
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Haylor Freyer & Coon

Haylor Freyer & Coon
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Monday October 12, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis

3:00pm

URMIA Affiliates Meeting
Monday October 12, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Marquette II Hilton Minneapolis

3:00pm

Round Table - Community & Technical Colleges
(Institutional Members Only) The round table sessions will provide institutional members from community and technical colleges a chance to discuss current issues and challenges with peers, in an informally moderated environment.

Speakers
avatar for Chauncey Fagler

Chauncey Fagler

Executive Director, Florida College System Risk Management Consortium
Chauncey Fagler was named the executive director of the Florida College System Risk Management Consortium (FCSRMC) in 2007. The consortium manages the cooperative insurance program for the state's 27 public colleges under one statewide plan inclusive of property, workers' compensation, liability, employee benefit plans and other programs. Mr. Fagler joined the consortium in 2002 and was its associate director previously. In 2011-2012, Mr... Read More →
avatar for Steven Stoeger-Moore

Steven Stoeger-Moore

President, Districts Mutual Insurance
Steve Stoeger-Moore has been in higher education risk management for over 15 years and has experience with group programs, self-insured retention programs and the formation of a municipal mutual insurance company (DMI). In his current position, he has extensive interaction with college risk managers and senior administrators, actuaries, brokers, the reinsurance marketplace and numerous third-party administrators. | | Mr. Stoeger-Moore has been... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Directors Row 4 Hilton Minneapolis

3:00pm

Round Table - Large Institutions
(Institutional Members Only) The round table sessions will provide institutional members from large colleges and universities (greater than 14,000 FTE) a chance to discuss current issues and challenges with peers, in an informally moderated environment.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Holland

Steve Holland

Assistant VP for Risk Management Services, University of Arizona
Steve Holland is the assistant vice president for risk management services at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. His responsibilities include programs in environmental health and safety, loss prevention, and coordination of insurance programs for property, liability, and workers compensation. The U of A is a public land grant university that has significant academic teaching and research programs in agriculture, medicine and biological... Read More →
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Kim Miller

Director of Risk Management, Insurance, and Safety, Ball State University
Kimberly Miller is the Director of Risk Management, Insurance and Safety at Ball State University in Indiana. At BSU she is responsible for the development and implementation of university-wide programs and standards in the areas of property and casualty insurance, environmental health and safety, and the institutional enterprise risk management program. Prior to BSU, Ms. Miller worked at Bowling Green State University as Director of Risk... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis

3:00pm

Round Table - Medium Institutions
(Institutional Members Only) The round table sessions will provide institutional members from medium-sized colleges and universities (4,000-14,000 FTE) a chance to discuss current issues and challenges with peers, in an informally moderated environment.

Speakers
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Laura Betzold

Chief Risk Officer, University of Wyoming
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Barbara Schatzer

Senior Director, Risk Management, University of San Diego
Barbara Schatzer serves as senior director, risk management for the University of San Diego. She is responsible for risk management, workers compensation, and business continuity. Ms. Schatzer's earlier career path in health care information and administration led her to the field of risk management in 1990 as a consultant for a medical professional liability and general liability carrier. Since joining the university in 2003, she has held... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

3:00pm

Round Table - Small Institutions
(Institutional Members Only) The round table sessions will provide institutional members from small colleges and universities (fewer than 4,000 FTE) a chance to discuss current issues and challenges with peers, in an informally moderated environment.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Harris

Troy Harris

Asst VP for Institutional Resilience, Westmont College
Troy Harris is in his fifth career, serving since 1997 in risk management, emergency management, procurement, and auxiliary services at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He has championed the college's wildfire and earthquake response plans. In addition to helping the college minimize preventable loss, Mr. Harris provides oversight for the teams in procurement, bookstore, and document services. He also has a role in regulatory... Read More →
avatar for Sue Liden

Sue Liden

Director, Risk Management and Insurance, Pacific Lutheran University
Sue Liden is the director of risk management and insurance at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Mrs. Liden has worked as the university’s risk manager since 2008. Prior to working in higher education Mrs. Liden worked as a Title 1 reading and math paraeducator for grades one through six. She also served as a logistics officer in the U.S. Army. She holds her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Detroit.


Monday October 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

3:00pm

Round Table - System Institutions
(Institutional Members Only) The round table sessions will provide institutional members from system institutions a chance to discuss current issues and challenges with peers, in an informally moderated environment.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip B. Dendy

Phillip B. Dendy

Executive Director of Risk Management, University of Texas System
Phillip Dendy has served as executive director of risk management for The University of Texas System (the UT System) since 2003. Appointed systemwide compliance officer ad interim in January 2015. Provides comprehensive services including risk analysis, risk control, risk financing and claims management to the UT System, its nine academic and six health institutions and works with the institutions to develop and maintain effective compliance... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Lloyd

Cheryl Lloyd

Chief Risk Officer, University of California, Office of the President
Cheryl Lloyd is the chief risk officer for the University of California, Office of the President. In this capacity, Cheryl has overall responsibility for the University's many risk programs. | | Major initiatives for the risk services department include implementing enterprise risk management (ERM) throughout the university, reducing the overall cost of risk, implementing systemwide and local safety programs, improving claims management... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Rochester Hilton Minneapolis

6:30pm

Meet and Greet Dinners
Monday October 12, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis
 
Tuesday, October 13
 

6:15am

URMIAfit: Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Robin Oldfield

Robin Oldfield

Director, Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management, University of Dayton
Robin Oldfield has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and holds multiple yoga trainings and certificates and is blessed to continue to studying with amazing teachers such as Ranjani Powers, Katie Silcox, Karina Mirsky, Sianna Sherman and many other gifted teachers. Ms. Oldfield brings humor, compassion and wisdom to her classes, which blend asana, pranayama and mindfulness techniques. She teaches from the heart and strives to make yoga... Read More →

Sponsors
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Travelers

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Tuesday October 13, 2015 6:15am - 7:00am
Conrad B & C Hilton Minneapolis

7:30am

Breakfast 10/13/2015
Tuesday October 13, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

7:30am

Conference Registration 10/13/2015
Tuesday October 13, 2015 7:30am - 5:00pm
Red Wing Room Hilton Minneapolis

7:45am

URMIA Business Meeting
Join us for the business meeting to learn more about URMIA governance and hear reports from URMIA's secretary, parliamentarian, treasurer and president. During the meeting, Marje Lemmon will pass the president's gavel to Donna McMahon and URMIA will recognize the hard work of its volunteers, chairs and board members. In addition, Sally Alexander, chair of URMIA's Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee will provide an update on URMIA's regulatory affairs efforts; Glenn Klinksiek, URMIA's Knowledge Center Content Manager, will introduce the new Risk Inventory; the chairs of URMIA's 2016 and 2017 annual conferences will introduce their host cities.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 7:45am - 9:00am
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

9:00am

Tour: Tuesday - Historic St. Paul
(Additional Fee) Your day begins in St. Paul, Minnesota’s charming historic capital city. Magnificent Art Deco and Victorian reminders of the past nestle next to sleek skyscrapers, giving this Capital City an Old World charm. As you drive along Summit Avenue, one of the longest; some homes to note are the James J. Hill House, the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Governor’s Mansion. You will visit the magnificent Cathedral of St. Paul. Modeled after St. Peter’s in Rome, it is one of the largest church buildings in North America, able to seat 4,000 people. Among its many points of interest are the 175-foot-high copper dome; the baldachin (canopy) over the altar with its six black-and-gold Portora marble columns; the bronze grille at the rear of the sanctuary; and the six chapels called the Shrine of Nations, in which stand statues of the patron saints of the nations whose people settled St. Paul, carved out of marble imported from those countries.

Next, you will stop at the James J. Hill House on Summit Avenue. When completed in 1891, the James J. Hill House was the largest and most expensive home in Minnesota.

Last stop is at the Minnesota History Center, home to the Minnesota Historical Society established in 1849. The Center showcases and preserves the state’s historical resources. Museum exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops provide diverse and changing education and cultural offerings that tell the story of Minnesota’s people from earliest times to present.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:00am - 1:30pm
TBA TBA

9:20am

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle!
Unmanned aerial vehicles (aka: drones) have been in the news and continue to raise issues of liability. Many colleges and universities operate drones for academic instruction and research, including the California State University (CSU). CSU surveyed all its 23 campuses and 90 + auxiliary organizations regarding the ownership and operation of drones. The survey identified uses by CSU involving academic research, instructional uses, student projects, competitions, demonstrations, graduation ceremonies and sports events among other uses. Additionally, some engineering schools design and test drone prototypes. The responses also unveiled a need to provide special insurance to cover aviation liability with an option to include aircraft “hull” for damage to, or loss of, the drone itself.

Whether you are a risk manager, university counsel or procurement & contracts representative, it is important to understand Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, certificate of authorization, liability risks and insurance availability surrounding drones.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will be informed on the risks associated with owning and operating drones, and the types of insurance that can be obtained.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Colson

Michael Colson

Senior Underwriter, ACE USA
Mike Colson joined ACE USA’s airport and special risk unit in June 2013. Mike is responsible for underwriting all domestic-based aviation related risks submitted to ACE. He specializes in general aviation hull and liability operated by government entities, general liability, airports (commercial and GA), aviation products, fixed-base operators (FBO’s) including other aviation operations, and corporate nonowned risks. | | Prior to... Read More →
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Zachary Gifford

Director, Systemwide Risk Management, California State University
Zachary Gifford is director for systemwide risk management with the California State University, Office of the Chancellor and has worked for CSU since 2008. Mr. Gifford provides direct assistance to the systemwide CFO and campuses by providing the day-to-day oversight of the CSU’s property and casualty, workers’ compensation, environmental health & safety, emergency preparedness, and business continuity programs. | | His career at CSU... Read More →
avatar for Robert Leong

Robert Leong

First Vice President, Alliant
Mr. Leong joined Alliant in 2000. He has significant expertise as a consultant for workers’ compensation, property, general liability, professional liability, auto liability, medical malpractice, internships, athletics, etc. As a program administrator for the California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA), he provides risk management consultation for 23 CSU campuses and 90+ auxiliary organizations. Previously, Mr. Leong was a... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Ruth

Jerry Ruth

Senior Vice President, ACE USA
Mr. Ruth joined ACE USA’s airport and special risk unit in December 1998. In April 2006 he became a vice president with responsibilities in underwriting, management and business development within the airport and special risks unit, which specializes in underwriting of commercial airport risks, airline products risks and aircraft owned and operated by government entities. January 1, 2012, he was promoted to senior vice president of... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:20am - 10:35am
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

9:20am

Preparing for a Data Breach Crisis: How to Run A Table Top Exercise
Where there is data there is risk, and with ever increasing and evolving cybersecurity threats, data breaches have become fact of life and cost of doing business. With new regulatory requirements and legal precedents for liability in cases of breach, corporate well-being in 2015 will depend greatly on how organizations respond to the inevitable. Cybercrime is outpacing cyber security resulting in data breaches despite best efforts. Breaches have become an enterprise risk issue, and involving the board in breach risks early on will help from a governance perspective.

This session will outline how to develop and create the setting to run an effective data breach incident response test scenario. The scenario will incorporate actions companies can take to not only manage and handle a data breach to mitigate risk and better protect themselves and their customers, but also to streamline the incident response process. This session will walk attendees through the upfront preparation necessary to help boost defenses in the security-and-risk game, including the key strategies to mitigate breach risks. The session will explore a more methodical approach to breach preparedness and response that can help meet compliance requirements, minimize regulatory risks and penalties, protect reputation, and protect customers while making the best use of limited staff and financial resources.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will learn how to develop and implement a data breach incident response testing event.
 Learn how to reduce enterprise security risks by implementing procedures and processes that correspond with the phases of the incident’s lifecycle.
 Understand and learn how to define the roles and responsibilities of all involved in preparing for and managing data breaches.
 How creating a holistic team will help better align incident response, learn pre-breach planning best practices in order to maximize breach response effectiveness and minimize litigation as well as risks of regulatory fines/penalties.
 Learn take away resolution strategies to use during breach response events.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Duncan

Douglas Duncan

Senior Assistant University Counsel, Seattle University
Currently Associate University Counsel for Seattle University, working remotely from Madison, WI. Grandpa x4. Graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law ... a long time ago. Lots of legal experience, mostly in private practice as a litigator in commercial, employment, maritime and civil rights cases. Many war stories. Picked up a Master’s of Science in Information Management from University of Washington a few years ago. Currently provide... Read More →
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David Evans

Senior Vice President, Public Entity Group, Alliant Insurance Services
David Evans joined the Alliant Insurance Services team in 2008 and currently serves as senior vice president in the public entity group. One of his primary responsibilities is working with the University of California, one of the largest, most complex university systems in the United States. For this client, David uses his expertise for insurance placements and risk mitigation initiatives, including review of insurance requirements in contracts... Read More →
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James Giszczak

Member; Vice Chair, Litigation Department, McDonald Hopkins
Mr. Giszczak is vice chair of the litigation department and chair of the data privacy and cyber security practice group. He advises clients regarding data security measures and responding to security breaches involving sensitive personal information and protected health information. He also works with clients in a myriad of industries to assess and implement appropriate data security safeguards. If a data breach occurs, he acts as a breach coach... Read More →
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Jeremy Henley

Director of Breach Services, ID Experts
Jeremy Henley is the director of breach services for ID Experts, where they bring simplicity to the complex world of privacy incident response. | | Mr. Henley has direct oversight for all breach services. He has been certified by the Healthcare Compliance Association for healthcare privacy and compliance and brings more than 14 years of sales, consulting and leadership experience to the ID Experts team. When incidents happen, Henley and his... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:20am - 10:35am
Marquette V Hilton Minneapolis

9:20am

Enterprise Risk Management: Integrating Property Risk Control into Everyday Life on Campus
Many of us have felt overwhelmed by the quantity of property loss prevention recommendations that appear year-after-year and sometimes it seems like we never make any progress. Do you duck every time another loss prevention report lands on your desk? While challenging, it's not impossible. But where do you start and who do you align yourself with, on- and off-campus, to make improve resiliency.

During this session we will explore different methods, models and approaches to increase your success in prioritizing and implementing risk mitigation solutions.

Speakers
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Susan Fletcher

Director, Enterprise Risk Management Group, The Boston Consortium for Higher Education
Susan Fletcher has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Currently, she is the director of enterprise risk management of The Boston Consortium. Susan has experience in commercial lines underwriting, marketing and product development, claims integration, alternate risk financing, and captive management. Ms. Fletcher has her Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation and received her BA and MBA from Boston College.
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Diane Gould

Senior Account Executive, Cross Insurance, Inc.
Diane Gould has over 25 years of professional experience in the property insurance and risk consulting industry including insurance broking, management, property risk assessment and mitigation, and training. Currently, she is an account executive and property specialist for Cross Insurance - Higher Education Division, where she is responsible for designing and implementing property and fine arts insurance placements and managing client property... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:20am - 10:35am
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

9:20am

Your Global Situational Awareness Toolbox
Duty of care increasingly necessitates maintaining an accurate sense of your campus' international footprint and a correspondingly accurate global situational awareness. This session will broaden the perspective of international travel often overlooked and provide participants with a toolbox of resources to maintain a timely awareness of potentially rapidly evolving global situations. With this baseline you will learn tips for engaging travelers both before departure and once a potential problem is identified. This session will include a tabletop exercise to practice applying your new tools.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will be able to fully consider and determine a campus’ international footprint.
 Recognize different scopes of global situational awareness.
 Learn of at least three resources and how to engage them in creating global awareness and assessing evolving situations.
 Determine at least two ways to engage travelers in monitoring and assessing global awareness.

Speakers
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Laura Provencher

International Risk Analyst, University of Arizona
Laura Provencher is the international risk analyst at the University of Arizona (UA), where she oversees the safety and security of all students, faculty and employees on official international travel. She works closely with the UA international travel safety oversight committee to facilitate policy development, emergency planning, international travel procedures, assessment and review of high risk travel, and training. Ms. Provencher oversees UA... Read More →
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Erin Wolf

International Risk & Insurance Analyst, University of Texas System
Erin Wolf is the international risk & insurance analyst at The University of Texas System where she liaises with institutional study abroad directors and travel managers to develop and coordinate comprehensive system-wide policies, procedures, risk assessments and best practices relating to faculty, staff and student international travel. Her focus is risk management, university liability, emergency preparedness and crisis management. Prior to... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:20am - 10:35am
Marquette II Hilton Minneapolis

9:20am

Risk Management's Role in Construction and Renovation Planning
Following years of deferred maintenance and few new facilities, our campuses are experiencing a significant increase in construction and renovation activity. While new and renovated facilities are wonderful for our institutions, these activities can cause undue hardship and present significant hazards to our community and institution. Each project presents its own unique opportunities and challenges, requiring each to be properly managed. Controlling liability hazards, protecting your campus community, preserving the financial integrity of the institution, and protecting the reputation of the institution are critical requirements for each project.

Gone are the days of signing a contract, turning our backs and hoping for the best. In recent years, high profile cases have involved students and construction workers killed by uncontrolled site activities, buildings improperly constructed, and projects significantly impacting the institution’s finances due to improper or inadequate contractual and financial controls.
This session will provide an overview of the means and methods that can protect the institution and the campus community. Improved student safety, better buildings, significant cost savings, and an increased level of site safety are just a few of the benefits to be recognized by enhanced risk management.

Note: Case studies, real-life experiences, and ready-to-implement take-away solutions will be a key part of this presentation

As a result of participating in this session:
 Attendees will have a sound understanding of the risks associated with construction and renovation activities and understand the need to address these risks.
 You will understand how to integrate accepted risk management practices into the construction process to protect the community and institution.
 And attendeess will begin to develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the campus administrators and their role in ensuring each project is properly managed.

Speakers
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Mark Briggs

Vice President, Safety Management Resources Corporation
Mr. Briggs serves as the vice president of Safety Management Resources Corporation (SMRC), a full-service consulting firm delivering world class risk management and safety services to higher education clients. | | Mr. Briggs is an experienced, passionate and successful risk management and safety professional, serving as the risk manager for the University of Illinois for over 10 years and more recently as the first chief risk officer for... Read More →
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Phillip B. Dendy

Executive Director of Risk Management, University of Texas System
Phillip Dendy has served as executive director of risk management for The University of Texas System (the UT System) since 2003. Appointed systemwide compliance officer ad interim in January 2015. Provides comprehensive services including risk analysis, risk control, risk financing and claims management to the UT System, its nine academic and six health institutions and works with the institutions to develop and maintain effective compliance... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 9:20am - 10:35am
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis

10:35am

Conference Break
Take a moment to visit the cyber café, sponsor tables, and the Innovative Risk Management submissions! Thank you to our conference sponsors.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:35am - 10:55am
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis

10:55am

Constellations, Wormholes, and Black Holes of Litigation
Travel through a lawsuit arising from a student’s assault and see the issues you need to overcome to resolve the matter. On the trip, we will see constellations of collaboration dedicated to responding and resolving the problem(s), wormholes that shorten the journey or make it easier, and invisible black holes that can trap and harm the travelers.

This workshop will benefit individuals using enterprise risk management and others from institutions either with no inside legal counsel or with a close working relationship with the campus general counsel. It will also benefit individuals who work directly with student affairs conduct/disciplinary staff or campus security. Individuals from both public and private institutions will benefit from this workshop.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Understand the legal framework of sometimes conflicting statutes, regulations, court and OCR decisions surrounding physical assault including Title IX, VAWA, Clery/SaVE, torts and general due process principles.
 Understand the litigation process, the differing roles of campus and external legal counsel, and the role for risk management.
 Analyze the early decisions that influence the success of the litigation, availability of insurance coverage, and cost involved.
 Examine the e-Discovery processes and determine when to retain an outside vendor.
 Implement a structure for controlling internal and external communication about the litigation.
 Collect ideas and strategies to prevent similar litigation in the future.

Speakers
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James Keller

Partner, Co-Chair Higher Ed Practice Group, Saul Ewing LLP
James A. Keller is the co-chair of Saul Ewing’s higher education practice group, vice-chair of its litigation department, and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He has particular experience defending colleges and universities and advising higher education institutions on critical issues of compliance, policy and liability. Mr. Keller also serves as general counsel to several colleges and universities that do not have inside counsel... Read More →
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Pam Rypkema

Risk Manager, Gallaudet University
Pamela J. Rypkema is the risk manager at Gallaudet University, an institution for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Washington, DC, with educational programs from kindergarten through Ph.D. She is a frequent speaker with more than 30 years of insurance, legal, and risk management experience. | | Before coming to Gallaudet, Ms. Rypkema consulted with more than 100 schools for United Educators, practiced law with the firm of McCutchen... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:55am - 12:10pm
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

10:55am

Progressive Mobile Device Management at Hamline University
With the proliferation of mobile devices, Hamline University faced the challenge to manage mobile devices in a way that protects both personal and business data in a reasonable manner. This includes email, document files and other sensitive data. Working collaboratively with Hamline’s safety & security, information technology services, and finance and payroll departments, our progressive mobile device management operation is founded on a combination of policy, process and procedures.

In this presentation, we will share how mobile devices are added to our system in order to accommodate device and data security, as well as discuss the process of recovering a lost device.

As a result of participating in this session attendees will gain practical insight about:
 How a business is managing the use of mobile technology while protecting the interests of the University in terms of data access and utilization.
 How disparate business units have come together to solve a business challenge.
 How Hamline’s business units collaborate to recover lost or stolen equipment.

Speakers
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Dan Musial

Director of Enterprise Applications and Development, Hamline University
Dan Musial has worked in the IT field for the past 25 years. Dan has held several positions within the IT field including software development, system administration, architecture and design, analysis, and IT leadership. Dan returned to his alma mater, Hamline University, in 1998 and has been involved with a wide array of initiatives that include system implementations and upgrades, strategic planning, infrastructure architecture... Read More →
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Ben Phillip

Director of Technical Support Services, Hamline University
Ben Phillip has worked in higher ed continuously since 1997. This includes working in IT at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, Concordia University - St. Paul, and currently at Hamline University where he is the director of technical support services. Ben oversees a staff of eight who provide front-end technical support and resources within the ITS help desk, AV support, computer and device support, documentation services, and academic... Read More →
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Jim Schumann

Director of Safety & Security, Hamline University
Jim Schumann’s background includes 27 years of working in the campus security and safety field, property management security, security consulting, interrogations and investigations. He is currently the Director of Safety & Security at Hamline University. Director Schumann has been an adjunct faculty member at St. Cloud State University, teaching law enforcement and security classes for the past 21 years. Additional teaching engagements have... Read More →
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Dean Stambaugh

Director, ITS Management Office - Information Technology Services, Hamline University
Dean Stambaugh has more than 30 years of experience in the IT field with competencies in business analysis, project management, data/workflow process engineering, strategic planning and communications. He joined Hamline full-time in 2013 and now as director of the IT services management office, his responsibilities include leading, directing and coordinating departmental communications, process improvement, policy management, project portfolio... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:55am - 12:10pm
Marquette V Hilton Minneapolis

10:55am

Working with Faculty on Risk Management
Academic shared governance, as a leadership system, differs from the corporate structure for which ERM is designed. The permanence of tenure, faculty control of external grants, faculty power over many academic decisions with non-academic implications and a culture in which faculty members may not view themselves as employees, all represent a challenge for risk managers trying to support the mission of the university or college. This joint presentation by a faculty member and a risk manager will give URMIA members a chance to consider how deeper understanding of shared governance can help them build a successful partnership with the faculty to manage risk.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Understand the problem of trying to apply a conventional top-down ERM process in the context of academic governance.
 Learn how to get faculty members on board by tapping into their concerns and curiosity about their professional risk responsibilities.
 Hear and exchange specific tips on how to engage faculty members as partners in managing campus risk.

Speakers
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James R. Mulholland

Director of Compensation and Assistant Treasurer, Grinnell College
James R. Mulholland, CPA, CEBS has directed the compensation and benefits program for the past 20+ years at Grinnell College and has worked with risk management in the areas of business insurance and other safety programs for 15 years.
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Paula V. Smith

Professor, Grinnell College
Paula Vene Smith is a professor at Grinnell College who served as dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs from 2008-2013. As founding director of the Purposeful Risk Engagement Project (PREP) she has published widely on risk in higher education, including the book Engaging Risk: A Guide for College Leaders, forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield in fall 2015.


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:55am - 12:10pm
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

10:55am

Minnesota Study Abroad Health & Safety Incident Legislation: Implementation and Implications
The Minnesota Legislature passed a 2014 law requiring higher education institutions to report incidents on study abroad programs. Other state and federal lawmakers have expressed interest in similar regulation. What are the implications for Minnesota institutions, non-Minnesota institutions and the field? The session will cover the history of the legislation, implementation of the law in Minnesota and tie to the best practices in international risk management.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Receive insights on how the Minnesota law came to be and the processes surrounding the implementation of the law.
 Receive an update on pending legislation in other states and at the national level;
 Understand how lessons learned in Minnesota can be applied in other states and at the federal level.
 Apply best practices and lessons learned to discussion on their own campus, with legislators and with the public.

Speakers
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Jodi Malmgren

Director, International and Off-Campus Studies, Saint Olaf College
Jodi Malmgren is director of international and off-campus studies for St. Olaf College. As the senior international officer for the college, she is responsible for off-campus program and faculty development, enhancement of access to off-campus study, incoming international students and scholars, and support of campus internationalization efforts. Ms. Malmgren has 20 years of experience in international education and higher education, managing... Read More →
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Nichole Sorenson

Research Analyst, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Nichole L. Sorenson is a Research Analyst with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. She is responsible for study abroad and sexual assault reporting, as well as managing the dual training grant program and other collaborative projects with postsecondary institutions. Nichole's other research interests include public policy in higher education, persistence and degree completion, access for underrepresented populations, and higher education... Read More →
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Stacey Tsantir

Director of International Health, Safety and Compliance, University of Minnesota
Stacey Tsantir is the director of international health, safety and compliance at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Tsantir is responsible for international health, safety, security and liability issues for students, staff and faculty across the university’s five-campus system. She manages the university’s international policies, emergency planning and response, international medical and security insurance, international travel committee, and... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:55am - 12:10pm
Marquette II Hilton Minneapolis

10:55am

CFATS and the CSU Experience
Universities and colleges have compliance obligations related to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS.) Colorado State University is a case study of what a university had to do in order to maintain their compliance obligations. DHS developed CFATS with industrial sites in mind and thus many of the CFATS requirements were not possible to meet in a university setting. CSU went through several Homeland Security inspections relative to CFATS and worked with DHS to meet the CFATS requirements in a university setting and maintain the DHS compliance obligations.

Learn what to expect from a Homeland Security (CFATS) inspection and how CSU reponded to the inspections.

Speakers
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James Graham

Director, Environmental Health Services, Colorado State University
Current director of environmental health services (EHS) at Colorado State University. Supervision of twenty to twenty-five full time and student employees. EHS support services include: radiation safety, magnetic resonance safety, laser safety, building safety, construction safety, asbestos safety, lead safety, fume hood safety and inspection, on-call emergency response, explosive safety, spill prevention and countermeasures control, hazardous... Read More →
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Todd Klessman

Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Homeland Security
Todd Klessman is the Senior Policy Advisor for the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD). ISCD, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate, is the entity within DHS responsible for regulating chemical facility security. As Senior Policy Advisor, Mr. Klessman serves as an authority on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation and the Secure... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:55am - 12:10pm
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis

12:25pm

Luncheon & General Session: Raynard S. Kington, President of Grinnell College
Dr. Raynard S. Kington was appointed president of Grinnell College in August 2010.

Before coming to Grinnell, he served in a range of positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including NIH principal deputy director and NIH acting director, NIH associate director for behavioral and social sciences research, and acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Prior to NIH, he was a division director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he led the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, one of the nation’s largest studies assessing the health of the American people.

He has been a senior scientist at RAND Corp., was the co-director of the Charles R. Drew University/RAND Center on Health and Aging, and has served as an assistant professor of medicine at University of California-Los Angeles. He was elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science in 2006, serving as the chair of the Section on Administration of Health Services, Education, and Research through 2010.

President Kington attended the University of Michigan, where he received his B.S. with distinction and his M.D. He subsequently completed his residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. He was then appointed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his M.B.A. with distinction and his Ph.D. with a concentration in health policy and economics at the Wharton School and was awarded a Fontaine Fellowship. He is board-certified in internal medicine and public health and preventive medicine.

President Kington values an inclusive management style and clear, thoughtful, and fair decision-making processes. His personal and professional lives are rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility, and a priority for his tenure as president is to strengthen the connection between academic excellence in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social studies and our graduates’ ability to go into the world and transform it.

Speakers
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Raynard S. Kington

President, Grinnell College
Dr. Raynard S. Kington was appointed president of Grinnell College beginning in August 2010. Prior to beginning his tenure at Grinnell, he was elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006, serving as the chair of the section on administration of health services, education and research through 2010. His wide range of responsibilities have included serving as associate director of NIH for behavioral... Read More →

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Tuesday October 13, 2015 12:25pm - 2:00pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

2:15pm

Under Attack: Managing Cyber Risks for Universities
“We are under attack daily”. In fact, Symantec's "2013 Internet Security Threat Report" shows a 42 percent year-over-year increase in the number of data breaches and cyber attacks. The media coverage of cyber risks focuses on retail or financial institutions; however, educational institutions are at risk as well with sensitive financial information, medical information and intellectual property.

This session will cover an overview of the types of cyber threats, why cyber risk is on the rise, what’s at risk for universities, who is behind cybercrime, how to work with IT and other departments to manage risk, and how to recover faster if attacked.

As a result of participating in this session, participants will be able to:
 Take home discussion points and conversation starters to use with their IT and other departments to facilitate open dialogue on their organization's exposure to cyber risk.
 Have a basic framework for categorizing the types of cyber risks.
 Have examples they can share with their organizations about the significant cost and effort of recovering from a breach.

Speakers
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Jason Glasgow

CyberRisk Product Manager, Travelers
Jason has been the cyber risk product manager with Travelers Bond and Financial Products since 2010, responsible for national strategy, forms and marketing for the product. After handling large FI bond and commercial crime claims in the home office for several years, Jason assisted in drafting the CyberRisk policy and shortly thereafter became the product manager. Prior to joining Travelers in 2006, Jason was in private practice, handling matters... Read More →
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Brian Kelly

Chief Information Security Officer, Quinnipiac University
Brian Kelly joined Quinnipiac University in September 2006 as the information security officer (ISO). He supports Quinnipiac University's commitment to teaching and collaboration by safeguarding information assets against unauthorized use, disclosure, modification, damage or loss by developing, implementing and maintaining methods to provide a secure and stable environment for institutional data and related systems throughout the university... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Marquette V Hilton Minneapolis

2:15pm

No Travel Funds? No problem! Strategies for Conducting “Armchair Assessments” to Minimize Risk, Inform Travelers, Reduce Institutional Liability and Maximize Duty of Care
Responding to strategic plans that emphasized international engagement, many U.S. colleges and universities are experiencing growth in student, staff and faculty travel abroad, particularly to locations of real or perceived higher risk. These plans, however, are not typically complemented by an increase in risk management staff or even funding for on-site risk assessments. As a result, long-distance assessments related to health, safety and security must be developed. In this session, three international health, safety and security experts will share their strategies for effective and effective “armchair assessment” for all types of university-sponsored international travel.

As a result of participating in this session, participants will be able to:
 Distinguish between real and perceived risks to their travelers.
 Identify the mitigateable risks associated with travel to high-threat locations.
 Assess the impact of high profile incidents to their travelers.
 Compose informative alerts to campus stakeholders regarding real or perceived at risk travelers.

Speakers
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Julie Ann Friend

Director, Office of Global Safety and Security, Northwestern University
Julie Anne Friend is the director of global safety and security at Northwestern University, where she is charged with developing a comprehensive, institutional-wide approach to education abroad risk management. Ms. Friend’s scholarship and advocacy related to institutional travel policies and U.S. State Department travel warnings has contributed to the development of standards in the field. Ms. Friend remains one of two higher education... Read More →
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Alexis Santi

Coordinator of Travel Safety, Cornell University
Alexis E. Santí currently serves as Cornell University's first coordinator of travel safety and recently launched the institution’s first comprehensive in-house travel tracker program (www.travelregistry.cornell.edu). He is responsible for ensuring that Cornell-managed programs are conducted safely and that students, faculty and staff attain the proper training and preparation to travel abroad. He conducts regular pre-departure orientation... Read More →
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Dru Simmons

International Risk Manager, The Ohio State University
Dru Simmons is the international risk manager for The Ohio State University. His role is dually based in the office of risk management and the office of international affairs. He coordinates the activities and implements the operating procedures of the provost appointed international travel policy committee. In addition he administers the supplemental travel insurance program, oversees the university’s international emergency protocol and... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Marquette II Hilton Minneapolis

2:15pm

Title IX & Campus SaVE Act Compliance - Lessons Learned from the Front Lines
The SaVE Act has now been federal law for a little over a year, and institutions are focusing on making certain their policies and practices comply with the SaVE’s regulations going into effect July 1, 2015. We will review steps higher education institutions should be addressing to ensure compliance and minimize the risk of legal claims. We will discuss the changes that went into effect on July 1 and best practices for addressing common issues arising from these new legal requirements including the investigation and adjudication process, training obligations and dealing with attorneys serving as advisors.

As a result of participating in this session:
 Participants will be informed of the steps their institutions must take to ensure compliance and minimize the risk of legal claims relating to Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act.

Speakers
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Patti Klein

Associate Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator, Hamline University
Patti Klein has worked in student affairs for over 25 years at both private and public colleges and universities with the responsibilities for residential life/housing, student activities, orientation, conduct, budget, case management, threat assessment, behavioral intervention and crisis management. Currently she serves as the associate dean of students/Title IX coordinator at Hamline University and has all Title IX responsibilities for the... Read More →
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Carl Crosby Lehmann

Principal, Gray Plant Mooty/TrainED
Carl is an attorney and co-founder of trainED. For over 20 years, he has represented higher education institutions and other employers with legal compliance reviews, investigations and in litigation proceedings. While Carl enjoys being in the courtroom, he has devoted much of his practice to providing services aimed at preventing legal disputes from arising in the first place. Carl has extensive experience training personnel on legal compliance... Read More →
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Kathryn M. Nash

Principal, Gray Plant Mooty/TrainED
Kathryn is one of the co-founders of trainED. She practices law at Gray Plant Mooty and regularly represents clients in the areas of higher education and employment law. | | Kathryn provides practical advice and preventative training to businesses and higher education institutions on a wide range of topics including harassment and nondiscrimination, ADA, Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, Clery Act, student affairs, faculty issues, affirmative action... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

2:15pm

The Next Asbestos: Traumatic Brain Injury and the Unionization of Athletes
This session will review the fundamental issues associated with traumatic brain injury, look at what the underlying concussion patterns are, understand the claim activity that may influence future litigation and learn about best practices to support mitigation efforts in this area. We will also review recent approval to allow unionization of football players at Northwestern University and discuss potential ramifications of this decision.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Have a solid understanding of TBI and concussions and the potential litigation that stems from such accidents.
 Have a better understanding of the medical treatment options available and the best practices that must be followed to mitigate the injury and overall exposure to the university.
 Understand the potential for student athletes to unionize and the resulting ramifications going forward for both the players and the university.

Speakers
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Randy Cohen

Associate Athletic Director for CATS- Medical Services, University of Arizona
Randy Cohen is currently the associate athletics director for medical services at the University of Arizona. He has been in that position since 2001. Before coming to Arizona, Dr. Cohen was an assistant athletic trainer for eight years at Purdue University and spent one season as an intern athletic trainer at University of Notre Dame. Dr. Cohen has a degree in athletic training from Purdue University, a degree in physical therapy from the... Read More →
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Jean Demchak

Managing Director, Marsh USA, Inc.
D. Jean Demchak is responsible for managing Marsh’s global education and public entity practice. She also manages the integration of Marsh & McLennan companies in the education sector. Her responsibilities include managing and coordinating the education resources of the firm, assisting the various local offices with education issues, designing and building products for education, and serving as liaison with the marketplace, developing and... Read More →
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Mike Otworth

Vice President & Home Office Claim Manager, Genesis
Mike Otworth is a vice president and home office claim manager for Genesis Underwriting Management Company. He has been a frequent speaker at various industry conferences and has authored articles on claims-related topics. Mr. Otworth has a Bachelors of business administration from Ohio University and a Masters of business administration from the University of New Haven. He completed his CPCU in 1995 and also holds the ARM and ASLI designations.


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

2:15pm

Technology Solutions to Leverage Risk Management
What is the biggest impediment to implementation of risk management strategies across the institution? Administrative friction, or "how hard is it for administrators to follow the procedure?" This session will look at home grown and commercially available technological solutions to leverage your staff, reduce administrative friction and boost the success of your risk management program.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Have a broad overview of technological solutions to risk management problems,
 Understand how technological solutions can effectively reduce administrative friction, resulting in higher compliance.
 Understand how to do a joint ROI (return on investment) and ROR (return on risk) analysis of the technological solution.
 Then "sell" the proposal to higher management, and be able to shift their thinking from "this must be done" to "how do we make this happen?"

Speakers
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Elizabeth Carmichael

Director of Compliance & Risk Management, Five Colleges Inc.
Elizabeth J. Carmichael (Beth) is the director of compliance and risk management for Five Colleges, Incorporated. Formerly an account executive and vice president with Alexander and Alexander (now Aon) in New York City, she entered the insurance and risk management field in 1980 when she began working as an ocean marine liability underwriter. | | Since 1994 Beth has been directing the risk management programs for the consortium’s private... Read More →
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Stacie Kroll

Risk Manager, Five Colleges Inc.
Stacie R. Kroll is the risk manager for Five Colleges, Incorporated. Formerly an employment practices liability and directors and officers liability claims adjuster with Chubb Insurance Company, Ms. Kroll discovered her interest in insurance and risk management when she began working as a continual improvement group leader for a manufacturing facility. Under the director’s supervision, her current responsibilities include managing and... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis

3:30pm

Conference Break
Take a moment to visit the cyber café, sponsor tables, and the Innovative Risk Management submissions! Thank you to our conference sponsors.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis

3:45pm

Cyber Security, the New Internet, and U
This is a panel discussion exploring the evolving landscape of the new Internet, expansive growth in social media options, challenges students and faculty create when they bring their own devices, and the many new portals this landscape creates for disruptive hacking. Among the panelists is a “white hat” hacker, someone who is hired to purposefully try to infiltrate an institution’s systems to assess and improve security.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will better understand:
 The ways and means of hacking from a professional hacker.
 The risks and challenges of social media.
 Important considerations with the new Internet.
 The impact on the open flow of information, research and intellectual property.
 Insurance carrier solutions and services (pre-breach and post-breach), marketplace updates and alternative risk management solutions.

Speakers
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Jamie Burnett

Senior Broker, Aon Risk Solutions
Mr. Burnett is a senior broker within Aon’s financial services group, professional risk solutions team. Mr. Burnett manages E&O exposures for middle market clients across the country. Areas of expertise include network security and privacy liability (cyber), technology errors and omissions, miscellaneous professional liability, and media liability. | | Mr. Burnett is a member of Aon’s professional risk solutions team, a groundbreaking team... Read More →
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Loras Even

Principal, McGladrey LLP
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Harry Pontiff

Information Security Consultant, Macalester College
Although continuing to serve as a consultant to Macalester College in St. Paul, Harry retired last year after 5 years as the Information Security Officer. His career was devoted entirely to higher education in Minnesota in virtually all of its manifestations. This included 12 years at the University of Minnesota, 7 years at the Higher Education Coordinating Board (now known as the Office of Higher Education), two years as Associate Vice... Read More →
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Charles J. Pruzinsky

Underwriter, Beazley Group
CJ Pruzinsky joined Beazley in May 2014 as an underwriter for the Technology, Media & Business Services team based in the Chicago office. CJ’s focus is on underwriting specialty lines risks such as E&O, media and information security & privacy for middle market and large risk clients. Prior to joining Beazley, CJ underwrote middle market risks at AIG.


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Marquette V Hilton Minneapolis

3:45pm

Organizational Change Management: A Best Practice to Effective ERM Program Implementation by Leveraging Risk Management and Internal Audit Resources
ACUA partner session. This session describes how organizations can build a successful case and framework for enterprise risk management by exploring the often underutilized partnership and collaboration between the chief risk officer and lead internal audit executive. It demonstrates how to develop a strong methodology and approach to risk mitigation.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Build a successful case and framework for ERM with a defined approach.
 Assessment tools and outcomes.
 Outline key collaboration and consultative techniques deployed in the partnership between risk management and internal audit to gain top-level support and build consensus with institutional stakeholders for ERM.
 Navigate the challenges and pitfalls of implementing and sustaining a successful ERM program.

Speakers
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Christine Ackerman

Director, Internal Audit, University of Cincinnati
Christine Ackerman has been the director of internal audit for the University of Cincinnati since 2007. Prior to joining UC she spent 17 years with Deloitte & Touche LLP. While at Deloitte, Ackerman was responsible for performing external audits in a number of different industries including higher education, public sector entities (e.g., municipalities, nonprofit entities) as well as publicly traded entities. Ackerman is a CPA and is a graduate... Read More →
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Anita Ingram

Assistant Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, University of Cincinnati
Anita Ingram is assistant vice president and chief risk officer at University of Cincinnati. Before joining University of Cincinnati, Ms. Ingram was with Southern Methodist University from 1996 to 2014, and prior to joining SMU, she was assistant risk manager at Chemed Corporation, a Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to that she was a mechanical engineering technician at Magnavox Government & Industrial... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

3:45pm

To Build or Not to Build - That is the Travel Registry Question
An increasingly changing landscape of risk management in education abroad and university international travel warrants more strategic and systematic approaches for institutions of higher education to actively plan, customize and implement travel management/tracking systems. Implement and customize international travel management/tracking systems to capture your global imprint: minimize risk, reduce institutional liability and maximize duty of care.

Session presenters from Penn State and Brigham Young University will combine efforts and share product results on how their institutions (one public and one private) have customized and developed personalized comprehensive travel management/tracking systems to meet their institutions’ global needs. Penn State will focus on how to customize a commercial product to meet institutional needs. Brigham Young University will share what it has learned from developing its own in-house travel management/tracking system over a course of three years in the making. Both institutions will discuss lessons learned and dynamically involve session participants in interactive discussions on key issues. As a result of attending this session, attendees will take away a personal framework of how to start and finish implementing and customizing a travel tracking system to meet their global needs.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Learn how implement and customize their own travel management/tracking systems – to have more than just registry.
 They will also take away from this session how to plan a travel management/tracking system to better maximize duty of care through travel planning, calendaring and tracking university groups and individual travelers.
 Learn how to better respond to emergencies abroad and increase better communication protocols.
 Learn how to support university international travel policies; provide timely emergency assistance and crisis management to all travelers, faculty and students; and how to warn and inform all travelers through various communication mediums.
 Lastly they will learn how to serve as an insurance portal, help ensure export control compliance and how to define an institution’s international footprint through data and reports.

Speakers
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Kara Amoratis

International Risk Analyst and Global Operations Coordinator, Pennsylvania State University
Kara Amoratis is the international risk analyst and global operations coordinator for the Pennsylvania State University. With several years of experience in the emergency assistance and evacuation industry, Kara’s expertise is in the practical and logistical risks and issues of international travel and global operations. Kara has been at Penn State since 2012 and is responsible for all things international including overseas health, safety... Read More →
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Landes Holbrook

International Security Advisor, Brigham Young University
Mr. Holbrook has responsibility for international security, safety and health for Brigham Young University's 100+ international study and performing arts programs as well as faculty and staff travel. Mr. Holbrook assesses international security, safety and health risks, provides analysis for university administration regarding travel policy and procedures, conducts program security advance work, crisis management, and creates, plans and... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Marquette II Hilton Minneapolis

3:45pm

Preparing for Pandemic
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa created new dimensions of risks for universities with interests in the region. While healthcare workers and governments appear to be making headway, non-essential travel to the region is still not recommended. Preparation is key to managing the impact on students, faculty and staff. But duty of care goes further than Ebola, which is just the latest risk management issue to affect universities when it comes to duty of care.

There’s also cross-border medical and security concerns, mental health issues, and natural and manmade disasters. Join us for a discussion about how to assess, prepare for and respond to these risks using new approaches and planning practices. A discussion on lessons being learned with Ebola and other medical and security risks will be explored by our panel.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will learn:
 Best practices when it comes to Ebola about managing the needs of a global workforce.
 The latest trends/highlights in terms of global health security.
 Key takeaways to consider in implementing a global health security program for your organization.

Speakers
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Kathy Hargis

Director of Risk Management, Lipscomb University
Kathy Hargis is the director of risk management for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the founding director for the university and has served in this position for the last seven years. Prior to working in higher education, Ms. Hargis worked in the corporate field, holding the position of risk manager for a large banking corporation in Tennessee, First American Corporation. She initially began her career as a commercial... Read More →
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Robert Quigley

Regional Medical Director and Senior Vice President of Medical Assistance, Americas Region, International SOS
Robert L. Quigley, M.D., D.Phil, professor of surgery, regional medical director and senior vice president of medical assistance, Americas region, is responsible for leading the delivery of high quality medical assistance, healthcare management and medical transportation services. | | Prior to joining International SOS, Dr. Quigley was a board re-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon who directed two open heart programs within the... Read More →
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Sam Shartar

Senior Administrator for Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), Emory University
Sam Shartar, RN, CEN, senior administrator for CEPAR is responsible for directing operations for the office. Prior to joining CEPAR, Mr. Shartar served as the unit director for emergency services at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Shartar, a former EMS supervisor, has an extensive background in prehospital care. He also has broad experience in emergency and critical care nursing and holds certification as an emergency nurse. His background in... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

6:30pm

Gala
(Free for full attendees; $75 for one-day registrants and guests) Don’t miss our final event of the conference: the gala at Mill City Museum! Built in the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi riverfront and offers a spectacular venue for this year's event. Join us for food, fun and networking on our last evening of the conference.

6:15-6:45 Shuttle to Mill City Museum
Transportation to the Gala will begin at 6:15 pm and run continuously through 6:45 pm.

6:30-8:30 Appetizers, Cocktails, and Dinner
Enjoy refreshments located throughout the Mill City Museum. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop and photo booth as well as the baking lab on the basement floor!

6:30-9:30 Flour Tower Tour
Visit all 8 floors of the Mill City Museum using the mill’s freight elevator. The tour ends on the 8th floor observation deck for views of the scenic Stone Arch Bridge and St. Anthony Falls. Take your photo at the selfie spot and share it on social media with the hashtag #URMIA2015!

7:30 Welcome and Raffle
Must be present to win!

7:30-9:00 Mill City Munchies
Enjoy dessert at the Gala sponsored by AIG!

9:00 Music, Dancing, and Fun!
Visit the dance floor on the main level of the museum and move to the groove!

8:00 Shuttle to Hotel
The return shuttle to the Hilton Minneapolis will begin continuous transfers at 8 pm.

Sponsors
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AIG

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CampusConnexions

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Marsh USA Inc.

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Mercer

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Tuesday October 13, 2015 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Mill City Museum Mill City Museum
 
Wednesday, October 14
 

6:15am

URMIAfit: Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Robin Oldfield

Robin Oldfield

Director, Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management, University of Dayton
Robin Oldfield has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and holds multiple yoga trainings and certificates and is blessed to continue to studying with amazing teachers such as Ranjani Powers, Katie Silcox, Karina Mirsky, Sianna Sherman and many other gifted teachers. Ms. Oldfield brings humor, compassion and wisdom to her classes, which blend asana, pranayama and mindfulness techniques. She teaches from the heart and strives to make yoga... Read More →

Sponsors
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Travelers

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Wednesday October 14, 2015 6:15am - 7:00am
Conrad B & C Hilton Minneapolis

7:30am

2015 Salary Survey Discussion
Just added! This session will feature the results from the 2015 Salary Survey. The Survey is part of the 2015 URMIA Journal but copies of the article will be available at this session. The session will be led by Auburn University's Christine E. Eick where she will share the methodology and lead a discussion on the survey and solicit feedback for future surveys.

Speakers
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Christine Eick

Executive Director of Risk Management and Safety, Auburn University
Christine Eick serves as the executive director of risk management and safety for Auburn University; she has responsibility for enterprise risk management and all safety and environmental health programs. Dr. Eick is a member of Auburn University’s presidential advisory group and has broad university administrative responsibilities. Dr. Eick has over 25 years of experience in the insurance and risk management field with 20 of those years in... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 7:30am - 7:50am
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

7:30am

Breakfast 10/14/2015
Wednesday October 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

8:00am

General Session: A Minor on Campus is Sexually Abused, Now What?
The media and ongoing legislative changes provide consistent reminders that colleges and universities need to manage the risks of minors on campus. But what happens when the unthinkable happens – an employee, volunteer, or another program participant is accused of sexually abusing a minor in one of your programs. The actions an institution takes in these critical initial moments and those that follow set the stage for a variety of emotions, opinions, and legal exposures that may last years, even decades. Having the right abuse prevention system in place and knowing what to expect in the aftermath can make all the difference.
This presentation will provide leadership and risk managers with examples from Praesidium’s decades of experience in the field and discuss the need for a crisis response plan that addresses victims’ and family assistance and management of communications.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will learn:
• What to expect in the moment when sexual of abuse of a minor is alleged
• How to provide immediate help and resources for victims, parents, and the community
• How to manage ongoing relations with authorities, parents, and the community
• How to move forward and promote prevention

Speakers
avatar for Candace Collins

Candace Collins

Account Manager, Praesidium
Candace Collins works with a variety of clients to assess risk, investigate incidents, and train organizations in abuse prevention. She also oversees Praesidium’s work with higher education institutions across the nation. Prior to joining Praesidium, Candace practiced law for more than ten years, focusing on insurance and corporate defense. Candace graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a degree in business management and obtained... Read More →
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Richard Dangel

President and CEO, Praesidium
Dr. Richard Dangel holds advanced degrees from The University of Kansas and The University of Michigan. He is a doctoral level licensed child psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in abuse risk management, quality assurance and program evaluation. Dr. Dangel has been a tenured full professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, published three books and dozens of scientific articles, and delivered more than 1,500 papers and... Read More →
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Gary Langsdale

University Risk Officer, Pennsylvania State University
Gary Langsdale serves as university risk officer for The Pennsylvania State University, a position he has held since 2003 with responsibility for enterprise risk management including operational, hazard and privacy risks. Previously he was director of risk management at International Paper Company. Mr. Langsdale has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance and risk management field, contributed to three recent white papers for URMIA and... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis

8:00am

Conference Registration 10/14/2015
Wednesday October 14, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Red Wing Room Hilton Minneapolis

9:15am

Conference Break
Take a moment to visit the cyber café, sponsor tables, and the Innovative Risk Management submissions! Thank you to our conference sponsors.

Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:15am - 9:40am
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis

9:40am

Beyond Assessment: A Case Study of Integrating Enterprise Risk at a Private Liberal Arts College
Enterprise risk management is not a new concept but one that often falls short on delivering its value proposition. Very simply put, better knowledge allows our enterprise to capitalize on opportunities and avoid the pitfalls of the unknown. Many institutions focus heavily on the initial and vital assessment component of enterprise risk but struggle with the integration of the knowledge gained into planning and operations. This case study will illustrate how Gettysburg College’s process incorporates and moves beyond assessment to include integration of risk ownership across the institution including administrative and academic departments, the president’s council, and the board. This case study will include a brief interactive workshop designed to help participants evaluate their current enterprise risk strategies or, for the newly introduced, provide the foundational elements to develop one that is aligned with their mission and values.

As a result in participating in this session, attendees will:
 Benchmark their experience with Gettysburg and other peer instuitions in the session.
 Study a case example of successfully integrating enterprise risk in operations.
 Develop or refine strategies for enterprise risk that are aligned with their mission and values.

Speakers
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Regina Campo

C-Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, Gettysburg College
Regina Z. Campo has been the co-director of human resources and risk management at Gettysburg College since June 2005. Her responsibilities include oversight of fringe benefits and all insurances, including student, travel, sports and campus recreation, and all commercial insurances. She serves on several campus committees such as safety, ADA and wellness. She has been a member of the human resource and risk management department at Gettysburg... Read More →
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Ed Hanna

Senior Risk Consultant, RCM&D
With over 15 years of risk consulting experience, Edward provides corporate planning, enterprise risk strategies, program development and training, team building, auditing, and exposure assessments to effectively coach his clients to success. | | In his current role, Edward is a senior risk consultant in RCM&D’s risk consulting division where he is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of clients’ risk management strategies and... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:40am - 10:55am
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis

9:40am

Form a Captive, Join a Pool, Inherit a Captive…. Now What?
This panel discussion will give you a preview of the captive and pooling options by highlighting the pros and cons of each. It will help you clarify the objectives of each risk transfer method so you can match the risk transfer vehicle to your institution’s needs, goals and objectives. It is meant to be an overview of both captives and pools, a great 101 class. The panel provides a 4D perspective. It includes a Chief Risk Officer who inherited a start- up captive, a Captive Consultant who works with institutions on an aspirational level, an executive director of a higher education consortium who understands the nuances of group purchasing and an underwriter/claim handler from a carrier that issues both insurance and reinsurance contracts.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Lloyd

Cheryl Lloyd

Chief Risk Officer, University of California, Office of the President
Cheryl Lloyd is the chief risk officer for the University of California, Office of the President. In this capacity, Cheryl has overall responsibility for the University's many risk programs. | | Major initiatives for the risk services department include implementing enterprise risk management (ERM) throughout the university, reducing the overall cost of risk, implementing systemwide and local safety programs, improving claims management... Read More →
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Sean Rider

Managing Director, Willis
Sean Rider is a managing director of consulting & development and a member of the executive committee in Willis’ global captive practice. Sean joined Willis as a senior captive consultant in 2007. He is responsible for leading Willis’ captive consulting efforts, and developing strategy, talent, products and propositions to better serve the captive marketplace. | | In addition, Mr. Rider is responsible for the development and execution... Read More →
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Richard Spiers

Vice President, Claims, Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation
Mr. Spiers has been in the insurance industry since 1980. Since 1985, he has been a claim executive in the reinsurance and excess marketplace and has been with Genesis Management and Insurance Services, a subsidiary of General Reinsurance, since 1997. He has extensive, nationwide experience handling the wide array of claims faced by public entities, K-12 school districts and the higher education sector. Based in Chicago, he has worked for... Read More →
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Steven Stoeger-Moore

President, Districts Mutual Insurance
Steve Stoeger-Moore has been in higher education risk management for over 15 years and has experience with group programs, self-insured retention programs and the formation of a municipal mutual insurance company (DMI). In his current position, he has extensive interaction with college risk managers and senior administrators, actuaries, brokers, the reinsurance marketplace and numerous third-party administrators. | | Mr. Stoeger-Moore has been... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:40am - 10:55am
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

9:40am

It Takes a Campus to Comply: Clery, Title IX and VAWA for Risk Management Professionals
Complying with the Clery Act (including the recent Violence Against Women Act changes) and Title IX cannot be the responsibility of just one office. To do a proper job, institutions must eschew traditional silos and work together on policy drafting, implementation and assessment of goals. Risk management professionals can play a key role, and this session will discuss the laws and methods SUNY uses to create a “culture of reporting and response” in cases of violence, including sexual violence. We will discuss the legal requirements, recent research findings, and paths forward to implement policies and procedures that both comply with the relevant laws and (more importantly) provide a safer college for our students. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers as well as discussion.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will learn that:
 Training in complying with the Clery Act, Title IX and related obligations cannot be handled in an afternoon, it must be incorporated into the professional obligations of myriad faculty and staff over the course of the year.
 Compliance is not as good as compliance plus acting in the interest of students and the campus community. The law sets a floor, but it does not set a ceiling.
 The specific rules regarding these federal laws are complicated and not always consistent. Attendees will receive an introduction to these rules as well as resources to find all the laws and regulations. In addition, attendees will receive resources to help move towards compliance as a campus.

Speakers
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Joseph Storch

Associate Counsel, State University of New York
Joseph Storch is an associate counsel at the SUNY Office of General Counsel and chair of the SUNY student affairs practice group. He concentrates his practice on student affairs, intellectual property, and compliance with the Clery Act. Joe has trained several thousand higher education professionals in compliance with the Clery Act including webinars and live presentations across the country. He has provided guidance to higher education... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:40am - 12:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis

10:55am

Conference Break
Take a moment to visit the cyber café, sponsor tables, and the Innovative Risk Management submissions! Thank you to our conference sponsors.

Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:55am - 11:15am
Hilton Minneapolis Hilton Minneapolis

11:15am

Managing Young Drivers & Your Fleet Risk
What’s the best way to manage your fleet exposure when you have a range of vehicles and some of these vehicles are being driven by young adults? Accidents statistics tell us one thing about humans: they are sometimes lousy drivers. In fact, statistics show us that drivers are a causal factor in more than 90 percent of all vehicle accidents and young drivers are especially high risk. From a risk management perspective, that places colleges and universities in a unique position.
Insights from research into human factors and vehicle safety based on the latest naturalistic driving studies involving young adult drivers will be shared. We will also discuss fleet management best practices and technologies colleges and universities can use to help reduce exposure to vehicle accidents.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Use research, statistics and tools to help their organization understand risks particular to young drivers.
 Gain insight into technologies that their organization can use to manage fleet risk.
 Take home a self-assessment check list for driver and fleet management risk.

Speakers
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Daniel Brown

Technical Manager, Transportation Risk Control Services, Travelers
Daniel Brown is technical manager for Travelers Transportation Risk Control Services. He provides internal technical support on vehicle safety, fleet management and commercial vehicle operations. He also consults with customers on fleet safety best practices and manages customer resource development, including quarterly Driver Management Quick Tip webinars and customer newsletters. Recent projects have involved studying the safety impact of... Read More →
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Charlie Klauer

Research Scientist, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Virginia Tech
Dr. Charlie Klauer is a research scientist and the leader of the Teen Risk and Injury Prevention Group. She has been working in transportation research for the past 13 years, previously at Battelle Human Factors Research Center in Seattle, WA, and currently at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in Blacksburg, VA. While at VTTI, she has served as the project manager for the "100 Car Naturalistic Driving Study" and is currently a... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom A Hilton Minneapolis

11:15am

Who’s that? Managing Volunteers on Campus
This session will focus on the importance of establishing a volunteer policy/plan at your institution to minimize risk. There are increasing incidents surrounding volunteers and students, or youth, and many organizations do not know who is volunteering at their institution.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Understand the benefits, and minimize risks, by developing a volunteer policy.
 Strategic considerations, operational considerations, special considerations, as well as observations and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Keisha Brown

Keisha Brown

Employment Consultant, East Carolina University
Keisha Brown is the employment consultant for East Carolina University. She has been in charge of developing the volunteer policy at ECU. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA from East Carolina University and is currently ABD in organization development and management from Capella University.
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Sara Lilley

Human Resources Consultant, East Carolina University


Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Minneapolis Ballroom B Hilton Minneapolis

12:30pm

Luncheon, Conference Closing, and Final General Session: Emerging Risks: Not for the Faint of Heart
Our final lunch will feature a presentation titled: Emerging Risks: Not for the Faint of Heart. This session will introduce risk managers to a menu of emerging risks including the use of drones on campus, the continued expansion of social media, and 3-D printers; and how these risks are changing the definition of privacy.
The URMIA scholarship raffle grand finale will also take place during lunch.
Learning takeaways:
1. A new understanding of privacy
2. An overview of several emerging risks that are challenging colleges and universities
3. What to expect in the way of new and novel potential claims

Speakers
avatar for Chauncey Fagler

Chauncey Fagler

Executive Director, Florida College System Risk Management Consortium
Chauncey Fagler was named the executive director of the Florida College System Risk Management Consortium (FCSRMC) in 2007. The consortium manages the cooperative insurance program for the state's 27 public colleges under one statewide plan inclusive of property, workers' compensation, liability, employee benefit plans and other programs. Mr. Fagler joined the consortium in 2002 and was its associate director previously. In 2011-2012, Mr... Read More →
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Leta Finch

Higher Education Practice LeaderBurlington, VT, Aon Risk Solutions
Leta Finch is the national higher education practice leader for Aon Risk Solutions, Inc. | | She has over 30 years experience in higher education risk management and has served as the director of risk management at the University of Vermont. She was founding director of the Institute for Financial Services at Champlain College, and was an adjunct faculty member in the college’s business administration division. Prior to joining Aon, she... Read More →
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Ted Wilder

Associate Director of Information Technology Services, Macalester College
At Macalester College, Ted oversees academic technology, telecommunications, help desk, and desktop support. Previously, Ted led a higher education information technology department for six years, reducing operating expenses and risks while modernizing services and technology. Before nine years in higher education IT, Ted held IT roles in manufacturing and software firms focusing on using enterprise applications to achieve strategic goals while... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Hilton Minneapolis

2:00pm

URMIA Post-Conference Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday October 14, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Rochester Hilton Minneapolis

2:15pm

Tour: Wednesday - Fire and Water: Tour Travelers Sprinkler Lab in St. Paul
Limited Capacity seats available

(Free) See a live demonstration of sprinkler discharge and fire protection systems, take home tips for effectively managing your sprinkler contractor, and discuss the cost/benefit of new technologies for fire protection including protection of computer rooms and research equipment. This 45 minute tour of the Sprinkler Laboratory is on the St. Paul campus of Travelers. Transportation will be provided and on the way you will see some of the historic sites in St. Paul. There is a limit of 50 attendees. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Jee, Travelers Marketing, ajee@travelers.com, 860-277-4492.

Wednesday October 14, 2015 2:15pm - 4:00pm
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