For nearly 20 years, Spencer Educational Foundation has been bringing risk managers into the classroom so that students can hear about the profession first-hand. The 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 Foundation awards grant of up to $4,000 to colleges and universities to cover transportation, housing, and incidental costs for a lecturing a risk manager.


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


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 the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) and must have: at least 10 years minimum risk-management experience; good communication skills; classroom experience; ideally CPCU or ARM teaching experience, and be able to spend two to three days on a college or university campus. Click here to open the Risk Manager in Residence Profile Form.