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Risk Management & Insurance Advisory Board

Experienced alumni, including a committed advisory board, enhance the experience of Wisconsin MBA students specializing in risk management and insurance through networking, mentoring, career development, and providing educational opportunities via guest lectures, visits, and consulting projects.

Connect with an Influential Alumni Network

“I’ve had the privilege of interacting with many risk professionals this year, and in none of my interactions did I approach it as a task to be checked off my list. Rather, it was a genuine opportunity to build relationships with successful professionals who, at one point, were standing in my shoes. Based on their experience, they are often able to connect dots that we as young professionals don’t even know exist yet.”
Carl Barlett
MBA
“Before the semester officially began, team RMI hit the ground running with an alumni event involving six risk professionals who shared their collective wisdom with first- and second-year students alike. The event featured both recent graduates and seasoned professionals who discussed topics ranging from discovering and navigating career paths to standing out professionally by exhibiting perseverance and ‘grit.’”
Will Dickson
MBA
“I am dedicated to the success of the risk management and insurance specialization, so I remain active with current students. Like many of my fellow alumni, I mentor students, attend alumni receptions, recruit high-caliber talent for internships and full-time jobs, and participate in other ways. I have also been fortunate to connect with students in the classroom, while facilitating an applied learning project with Willis Towers Watson and as a lecturer in the Wisconsin MBA program. The connection alumni have to the program is invaluable and I am proud to be a Badger.”
Jim Swanke
Managing Principal, Willis Towers Watson
MBA
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Risk Emeritus Board Members

Mark Kleinlein

Partner
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Risk Advisory Board

Phil Hoffmann

Aon Risk Solutions Managing Director and Strategic Account Manager
Aon Risk Solutions

Dan Kaiser

Senior Vice President
CUNA Mutual Group

Christy Kaufman

Head of Development and Compliance
American Family Ventures

Dan Kelly

Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer
American Family Insurance

Andy Nottestad

Managing Director-Risk Management
United Airlines

Stephen O’Hearn

Global Insurance Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Puneet Pasricha

President, Institutional Business & Corporate Strategy
Liberty Videocon General Insurance

Chikara Sakoda

Senior Vice President Commercial Head
Coface

James A. Swanke, Jr.

Director-Risk Consulting
Willis Towers Watson

Amy Yates

Global Insurance Director
Boston Consulting Group, Inc.