OXFORD, Miss. – The state insurance commissioner and industry leaders are among the speakers headlining the University of Mississippi’s annual Insurance Symposium. The event, hosted by the School of Business Administration, is set for Wednesday and Thursday (March 18-19) at The Inn at Ole Miss.
The school’s Risk Management and Insurance Program offers many opportunities for students to meet and interact with professionals through internships and special events. The annual symposium also brings professionals and students together through education.
“Our program is delighted to once again host such distinguished industry leaders at our symposium and we are proud to showcase our program, the university and our state to our industry guests,” said Andre Liebenberg, the school’s Robertson Chair of Insurance and associate professor of finance. “The strength of our speaker lineup is the result of excellent work by our advisory board members who guide our program and lead our fundraising efforts.
“We are honored to serve the regional insurance industry in this manner and know that the 200-plus industry participants and all the student attendees will value this opportunity to learn from today’s thought leaders.”
The insurance program at Ole Miss is the nation’s seventh-largest, and almost 100 percent of engaged students are placed in the insurance industry upon graduation, Liebenberg said.
Early bird education sessions begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, followed by sessions throughout the afternoon. A welcome reception at the Oxford-University Club concludes the day.
Thursday’s activities begin with breakfast at The Inn at Ole Miss, followed by a welcome session featuring Mike Chaney, Mississippi commissioner of insurance. The day’s education offerings include a session with Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute, and another with Glenn Renwick, chairman, president and CEO of Progressive Insurance.
Robert Khayat, UM chancellor emeritus, is slated to speak at the symposium luncheon, and educational sessions will continue throughout the afternoon.
Registration for the symposium is $200. Online registration is available at http://www.olemissalumni.com. For more information, contact Kathy Shoalmire at 662-915-2830 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.