For nearly 20 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.

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.

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