For 22 years, Spencer’s Risk Manager in Residence program has been praised by both risk managers and universities as a rewarding educational experience and a chance to give back to the profession. The program brings a practicing risk manager to the university to present and engage with students about the risk management profession and insurance industry. The Foundation awards grant of up to $4,000 to college and universities to cover transportation, housing, and incidental costs for a lecturing risk manager and $500 is donated to the college’s Gamma Iota Sigma Chapter to host forums and career days.

Apply to Be a Risk Manager in Residence

We are looking for risk managers to give presentations and lectures as part of our Risk-Manager-In-Residence program. The prospective risk manager must be a member of RIMS and must have:

  • At least 10 years minimum risk-management experience

  • Good communication skills

  • Classroom experience

  • CPCU or ARM teaching experience, preferable

  • Able to spend two to three days on a college or university campus

Click here to open the Risk Manager in Residence Profile Form. You will also need to send us your current resume.

Please send your resume and completed form to Angela Sabatino at

I spent several days meeting with students, faculty, and insurance industry leaders. All in all, the experience allowed me to get to know some of the students better, and I have so much respect for their hard work and intelligence. This was a well worthwhile experience and I would encourage any Risk Manager to do it once. After being involved with Spencer for over 20 years, I now know, firsthand, we do make a difference!
— Stephen Wilder, Risk Management, The Walt Disney Company