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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 Advisory Board

Audrey Bauman

Audrey Bauman

Senior Manager, Consulting
Ernst & Young LLP
Phil Hoffmann

Phil Hoffmann

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

Dan Kaiser

Senior Vice President
CUNA Mutual Group
Christy Kaufman

Christy Kaufman

Vice President of Risk Management
Zillow Group
Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly

Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer
American Family Insurance
Andy Nottestad

Andy Nottestad

Managing Director-Risk Management
United Airlines
Stephen O'Hearn

Stephen O’Hearn

Global Insurance Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Puneet Pasricha

Puneet Pasricha

President, Institutional Business & Corporate Strategy
Liberty Videocon General Insurance
Jim Swanke

James A. Swanke, Jr.

Director-Risk Consulting
Willis Towers Watson
Amy Yates

Amy Yates

Global Insurance Director
Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

Risk Emeritus Board Members

Mark Kleinlein

Mark Kleinlein

Partner
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Chikara Sakoda

Chikara Sakoda

Executive Vice President and Head of Insurance
Redac Advantage Insurance Services LLC