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									                                                                                                Summer 2010
    a newsletter of the
Department of Finance,
   Insurance, and Law

                                                                                            SUMMER 2008

                                 Chair perspectives
Contacts                         Progress and growth
Department of Finance,
                                 In three years as chair of the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law many
Insurance, and Law chairperson
Gary Koppenhaver                 positive changes have occurred. As someone with a personal stake in our con-
(309) 438-8777                   tinued progress, it is worthwhile to share with you        the recent advancement of our academic programs.
                                      Student demand for our programs remains
Internship coordinators
                                 strong, especially for the finance major (650 majors;
Kim Small
Finance majors                   8 percent annual growth rate since 2005) and a new
(309) 438-2928                   financial planning minor. The new minor first became        available in fall 2009 and outgrew expected enroll-
Debbie Babcock                   ment by a factor of five, up to 32 students. A new
Insurance majors                 elective course on the topic of fixed-income securi-
(309) 438-3368                   ties has been approved for offering, complementing
                                 a rich selection of investment courses that includes     Gary Koppenhaver
Undergraduate academic advisor   the student-managed Educational Investment Fund.
Nancy Baldoni                    The Center for Insurance and Financial Services (a.k.a. the Katie School) now
(309) 438-8385                   provides innovative incentives and resources for students to pass CPCU and
                                 CFP exams for department major credit prior to graduation.
Financial Management                  Student quality as measured by university-wide recognition remains high.
Association faculty advisors     Honors Program participation (largest in the college; third largest at Illinois
Keldon Bauer                     State University) and named Bone Scholars (18 percent of the campus-wide
(309) 438-7991
                                 total in last two years) indicate the talent of department majors. Scholarships
                                 for both finance and insurance majors have grown with private support for
Joseph Trefzger                  such strong talent. For the first time in memory, the Financial Management
(309) 438-2966        Association student organization helped fund a scholarship for a student,
                                 showing that students can help other students and support the mission of the
Student president                department financially.
Melanie Angelatos                     A department feature unique in the College of Business is the role of two
                                 different, active advisory boards of business professionals. At 20 profession-
Gamma Iota Sigma                 als each, the EIF Board of Directors and the FIL Advisory Board offer strategic
Faculty advisors                 direction and relevance, professional contact with our students and faculty, and
Debbie Babcock                   financial resources to continue our progress. FIL Advisory Board members pro-
(309) 438-3368                   vided mock interviews for 60 seniors in Finance and Insurance in April to help
                                 in their job search and assist the department in evaluating oral communication
Yu-Luen Ma                       skills. The EIF Board of Directors will be sponsoring a Redbird football game
(309) 438-7081
                                 tailgate in November to reconnect alumni of the EIF course.
                                      Challenges are never far away, however. The challenge of reaccreditation by
Student president                the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in fall 2011
Jake Timmins                     requires that the department continue to provide evidence that our programs        meet a rigorous, independent performance standard. AACSB accreditation is
                                                                                                continued on page 2
Student internships,
                                                 Chair perspectives, continued from cover
summer 2009–spring 2010
The Department of Finance, Insurance, and        the gold standard for quality, helping us to recruit new students and be effective
Law provides experiential learning opportu-      partners with employers of our students.
nities for our students through internships          We face reaccreditation in the context of dwindling state funds for Illinois
with our business partners. Based on the
idea that students learn best through experi-    State, which is another challenge. Class size is likely to grow with continued
ence, the department sincerely appreciates       student demand. Thankfully, the department continues to recruit new faculty
the sponsorship by the firms listed below.       members, with Illinois State University’s support. The challenge in hiring Ph.D.-
If your firm is interested in participating in
the internship program, contact Kim Small,
                                                 educated faculty members is to make sure the candidate reinforces the depart-
Finance internship coordinator, at (309) 438-    ment’s educational culture. Fit is most important to continue our relationships
2928 or, or Debbie     with students and businesses and provide a balance between teaching and
Babcock, Insurance internship coordinator, at
                                                 research that signals our values.
(309) 438-3368 or
                                                     Based on recent progress, I am confident that the department can rise above
Summer 2009
                                                 these and other issues, although the work is not likely to be easy or fast. Rest as-
Fazlan Ab-Rahman
                                                 sured that the students, faculty, and staff are up to continuing the department’s
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                                                 progress into the future, adding value to a degree from Illinois State University
Adam Adrian
Dasanction Youth Outreach                        and staying focused on our educational mission.
Emily Babiarz
State Farm Insurance                             Warm regards,
Jeremy Baier                                     Gary D. Koppenhaver, Chair and Professor
First Midwest Securities
Jonathan Beckmann
Gurnee Park District
                                                 Finance and insurance majors
Daniel Berger                                    named Robert G. Bone Scholars
COUNTRY Trust Bank
                                                 In the past two academic years, five students with majors in
Ashley Brust
Splish Splash Cleaners                           the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law (18 percent
Joseph DeLazzer
                                                 of the campuswide total) have been awarded Robert G. Bone
The Private Bank                                 Scholarships. The Bone Scholarship is the highest univer-
Elise Doherty                                    sitywide honor given to undergraduate students. Honorees
Scottrade                                        are selected for their scholarly achievements and leadership       Jacqueline Holland

Benjamin Dolk                                    in activities in the University community and beyond. The
COUNTRY Financial                                scholarships were established to honor former Illinois State
Steve Ernest                                     University President Robert G. Bone. Bone Scholars receive
Northwestern Mutual                              commemorative medallions and scholarships and have their
Eric Fettner                                     names engraved on a plaque displayed permanently in
Certes Capital Wealth Management
                                                 Illinois State’s Bone Student Center.
Ryan Forberg                                          In 2009–2010, Douglas Johnson (finance and insurance
COUNTRY Financial
                                                 double major) and Jordan Lopez (finance major) were rec-
Rachelle Frazelle
                                                 ognized as Bone Scholars. Johnson is from Gibson City, and         Bradley Johnson
Baer Glass
                                                 Lopez is from Godfrey. In 2010–2011 Jacqueline Holland
Alex Garcia
RBS Asset Finance
                                                 (agribusiness and finance double major), Bradley Johnson
                                                 (biological sciences and finance double major), and Joseph
continued on page 3
                                                 Wagner (finance and international business double major)
                                                 are recognized as Bone Scholars. Holland is from Apple River,
                                                 Johnson is from Gibson City, and Wagner is from Lansing.
                                                 Congratulations to all five students on earning this high rec-
  a newsletter of the Department
  of Finance, Insurance and Law                  ognition and helping continue the department’s reputation
                                                 for student excellence.                                            Joseph Wagner

   Summer 2010
   Published annually

   Illinois State University
   Department of Finance, Insurance and Law
   Campus Box 5480
   Normal, IL 61790-5480


                                                 2                                                                       Summer 2010
                                                                                            Internships, continued
                                                                                            Grant Garner
                                                                                            State Farm Insurance
                                                                                            Collin Geninatti
                                                                                            State Farm Insurance
                                                                                            Troy Graves
                                                                                            U.S. Conveyor/U.S. Shredder
                                                                                            Tyler Hall
                                                                                            Katie School London Internship
                                                                                            Jacob Hankins
                                                                                            State Farm Insurance
                                                                                            Kellie Helpingstine
                                                                                            COUNTRY Financial
                                                                                            Stacey Hinterlong
                                                                                            Brent Holtz
                                                                                            Clemens & Associates Insurance
                                                                                            Douglas Johnson
2009 and 2010 GIS officers                                                                  Katie School Zurich Internship
                                                                                            Melissa Jones
Gamma Iota Sigma update                                                                     Heartland Bank & Trust
                                                                                            Adam Jun
Gamma Iota Sigma (Alpha Kappa Chapter), a co-ed professional business fraternity            Northwestern Mutual
for students interested in insurance and risk management, had an amazing year.              Andrew Kempe
With the help and strong support from the Katie School of Insurance and Financial           Pfizer
Services, the organization hosted or took part in over 50 events to help promote net-       Erin King
working, professional behavior, and industry knowledge. Events such as the Alumni           COUNTRY Financial
Golf Outing (August 2009), etiquette dinner (March 2010), and RIMS luncheons                Samuel Klein
allow members to practice professional behavior before entering their careers. At-
tending a Redbird basketball game and going to a comedy show as a group helped              Eric Klen
                                                                                            Merrill Lynch
promote camaraderie in an informal setting among students with the same interests.
                                                                                            Joshua Kushner
A full listing of events is available at or by contacting President Jake
                                                                                            Heartland Bank
Timmins at
                                                                                            Kevin LaForge
                                                                                            Coffee Nation
Forden and Joyce 2009 Early Career                                                          Joanna Leggett
                                                                                            Katie School Bermuda Internship/
Achievement awardees                                                                        Traveler’s Insurance
                                                                                            Brock Lessen
Dawn (Skaggs) Forden ’99 and Scott Joyce ’98 received College of Business Early
                                                                                            Northwestern Mutual
Career Achievement Awards on Illinois State’s Homecoming weekend, October
                                                                                            Brad Ludens
                     2009. The award recognizes outstanding young alumni                    TCF Bank
                     who have demonstrated professional leadership and the
                                                                                            Kyle Markovits
                     potential for future distinction in their careers.                     Cole Taylor Bank
                         Forden is a vice president at Swiss Reinsurance                    Daniel Meminger
                     America Corp. Since joining the company Forden has had                 Savant Capital Management
                     the opportunity to work both in the United States and                  Brandon Miller
                     overseas, including several international projects through             Town of Normal

Forden ’99
                     the company’s home office in Zurich, Switzerland and in                Thomas Mullins
                     the London insurance marketplace. Forden earned her                    Katie School London Internship
                     Charted Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and As-                   Matthew Noel
                     sociate in Reinsurance (ARe) designations.                             Northwestern Mutual

                         Joyce is a director in the Non-Investment Grade Debt               Peter Parhas
                                                                                            Parhas & Associates
                     Capital Markets group within the Investment Banking
                     & Capital Markets Division at Wells Fargo Securities,                  Nicholas Paul
                                                                                            Katie School Zurich Internship
                     where he is responsible for originating, structuring and
                                                                                            Bryan Schatz
                     underwriting syndicated loans and high yield bonds for                 State Farm Insurance
Joyce ’98
                                                                      continued on page 4   Ryan Schnoor
                                                                                            Canon Cochran Management Services
                                                                                            continued on page 4
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Internships, continued
Natalie Schwarz                         Finance Management, continued from page 3
Deloitte Tax                            corporate clients and private equity groups. Joyce is a member of the FIL Advisory
Kelly Scrivner                          Board, previously served on the University’s Board of Trustees as the student
LaQuinta Chamber of Commerce
                                        representative, and served in the United States Army.
Jeremy Steffen
State Farm Insurance
Robert Taylor                           Faculty member news and recognition
Merrill Lynch
                                        Each year the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law publicly recognizes the
Kevin Tunney                            outstanding efforts of its full-time faculty members in the scholarship of teaching,
Town of Normal
                                        the scholarship of discovery, and scholarly service to the institution. In 2010 the
Stacy Tzakis
                                        following individuals were recognized for their exemplary performance: Joseph
                                        Trefzger, professor, for outstanding teaching; Han Bin Kang, professor, for out-
Joseph Vodziak
ABC 7                                   standing research; and Nat Pope, assistant professor, for outstanding service.
                                            In summer 2009 Kevin Ahlgrim, associate professor, and Kang were selected
Taylour Vranek
Katie School Bermuda Internship         as Archer Daniels Midland Faculty Fellows.
Jatan Vyas                                  Effective August 15, 2010, Nat Pope was promoted from assistant professor to
Illinois State University Green Team    associate professor with tenure. Pope teaches undergraduate courses in insurance
Andrea Wiegel                           company operations and liability insurance. His research focus is insurance com-
Barjan                                  pany performance, especially internationally.
Mattie Wilson                               The department has hired a new tenure-track assistant professor starting in
City of Chicago, Budget & Management    the fall 2010 semester. Vladimir Kotomin holds a Ph.D. from the University of
Kevin Young                             Central Florida and comes to the department from the University of Wiscon-
Chicago Board Options Exchange
                                        sin–Eau Claire, where he held a similar appointment. His research and teaching
Fall 2009                               interests are in financial markets and institutions, money markets, and financial
Jeremy Baier                            institution management. Kotomin will help support a new course offering in fixed-
Northwestern Mutual                     income security analysis.
Ben Dolk
COUNTRY Financial
Brandon Droy
ProPartners Financial/FS Agri-Finance
Shea Edwards
American Family Insurance
Ben Finfrock
COUNTRY Financial
Daniel Frantz
Mid Illini Credit Union
Justin Henry
First Midwest Securities
Aaron Householter
ProPartners Financial/FS Agri-Finance
Kristin Johnson
COUNTRY Financial                       2009 FMA officers

Katie Miller
COUNTRY Financial
Ryan O’Shaughnessy
                                        Finance Management Association update
COUNTRY Financial                       The Illinois State University student chapter of the Financial Management As-
Greg Rutherford                         sociation (FMA) brings finance students into contact with career information and
Sound Asset Management                  networking opportunities through on-campus speakers and off-campus field trips.
Brad Schwer                             In the fall 2009 semester the FMA hosted eight finance professionals on campus
Kingston Financial Group                (topics: security analysis, banking, and lending); in the spring 2010 semester,
Spring 2010                             nine finance professionals (topics: financial analysis and planning, public finance,
Shawn Cruz                              and business lending). In September 2009 (and continuing a tradition in which
First Midwest Securities                former interns speak about their experiences early enough in the academic year
Sheryl English                          to help those interested in future internships) a panel of 10 students gave advice
Boyle Flagg & Seaman                    on the internship search process, workplace behavior, and networking. During
William Ghighi                          the academic year, the FMA made on-site visits to Caterpillar and Heritage Banks
Illinois State Bone Student Center

continued on page 5
                                        4                                                                    Summer 2010
                                                                                                Internships, continued
                                                                                                Gabrielle Goravica
                                                                                                Northwestern Mutual
in Peoria, and Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Anheuser-Busch InBev
                                                                                                Raymond Hernandez
in St. Louis. Finance faculty advisors in 2009–2010 were Keldon Bauer, Linda
                                                                                                COUNTRY Financial
Miles, and Joe Trefzger. Academic advisor Nancy Baldoni also provides valuable
                                                                                                Brent Holtz
ongoing assistance to FMA. To learn more about FMA activities or schedule an                    Clemens & Associates
FMA presentation on campus, contact President Melanie Angelatos, at mnangel@
                                                                                                Laura Honzik                                                                              Illinois State University Comptroller’s Office
                                                                                                Ryan Jones
Annual Student Recognition Dinner                                                               Primerica Financial Services
                                                                                                Michael Lucas
                                                  The Department of Finance,                    State Farm Insurance
                                                  Insurance and Law’s annual                    Jordan Lucht
                                                  Student Recognition Dinner                    COUNTRY Financial
                                                  was held on April 7, 2010, at the             Brandon Nicol
                                                  Uptown Normal Marriott. The                   State Farm Insurance
                                                  student award winners were                    Joan Nottoli
                                                  recognized before parents, faculty            COUNTRY Financial

                                                  members, and departmental                     Nicole Robinson
                                                                                                COUNTRY Financial
                                                  advisory board members. Gary
                                                  Koppenhaver, department chair,                Josh Rogers
                                                                                                State Farm Insurance
                                                  presented the finance major
                                                                                                Ben Rudin
awards and Jim Jones, director of the Center for Insurance and Financial Services,
                                                                                                State Farm Insurance
presented the insurance major awards. Scott Johnson, dean of the College of Busi-
                                                                                                Pat Sobotka
ness, welcomed the gathering of 190 people.                                                     Town of Normal
   The 2010 Outstanding Senior in Finance is Joseph DeLazzer from Addison.
                                                                                                Katrina Williams
The 2010 Outstanding Seniors in Insurance are Jeremy Gallico from McHenry and                   COUNTRY Financial
Douglas Johnson from Gibson City.

      Educational Investment Fund                              Finance, Insurance and Law
      Board of Directors 2010                                  Advisory Board 2010
      Mark J. Burns                Edgar A. Norton             Sheri Bane                       John Lust
      COUNTRY Financial            Illinois State University   COUNTRY Financial                Illinois State University
      David Deneen                 Jaime E. Peters             Stephen Berchem                  Dean McNaught
      Wells Fargo Advisors         Morningstar                 J. P. Morgan Securities          Caterpillar
      Donald D. Duncan             Nancy Philipsen             Brian Bruce                      Greg Morris
      D3 Financial Counselors      State Farm Insurance        Center for Investment            Archer Daniels Midland
      Frank J. Haggerty, Jr.       Adam Polacek                Research and Analysis            Terry M. Nichols
      Duff & Phelps Investment     TIAA-CREF Asset Mgmt.       S.J. Chang                       State Farm Insurance
      Management                   Dominick Russo              Illinois State University        Charles Norman
      Michael P. Heneghan          The Plastics Exchange       Daryl Dagit                      Wells Fargo Advisors
      Driehaus Capital Mgmt.       Jennifer Swearingen         Savant Capital Mgmt.             Nancy Philipsen
      Michelle M. Hermann          State Farm Bank             Virginia Eves                    State Farm Insurance
      Geneva Investment            Doug Throneburg             Illinois Agricultural Associa-   James Pribel
      Mgmt. of Chicago             First American Bank         tion and affiliated companies    CME Group
      Michael H. Lansden           Michael C. Towler           Scott Hintz                      Robert W. Rush, Jr.
      Stifel, Nicolaus & Co.       Northern Trust              State Farm Insurance             COUNTRY Trust Bank
      Thomas S. Howe               Michael Valencia            Scott D. Johnson                 Michael J. Rybak
      Illinois State University    Third River Capital Mgmt.   Illinois State University        Becker Conviser
      Scott D. Johnson             Aaron Vaughn                Scott Joyce                      Professional Review
      Illinois State University    Edward Jones                Wells Fargo Securities           Jeffrey R. Secord
      Gary D. Koppenhaver          Greg White                  Gary D. Koppenhaver              Clifton Gunderson Financial
      Illinois State University    Tall Tree Investment        Illinois State University        Services
      David L. Mistic              Mgmt.                       Larry Lonis                      Christiane M. Stoffer
      U.S. Bancorp                                             Bank of American Private         State Farm Insurance
                                                               Wealth Mgmt.

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Department of Finance,
Insurance and Law                     Students helping students
Donor Roll
                                      Financial Management Association (FMA) is a national student organization pro-
January 1, 2009–May 31, 2010          moting understanding of careers in the financial world by hosting speakers, field
Archer Daniels Midland                trips, and alumni outreach events. When students join the Illinois State University
Baxter Credit Union
                                      FMA chapter they know their dues will help support awards that recognize mem-
Colm and Dawn Brewer
Sean Buchanan                         bers who have made exceptional contributions that enhance the value of FMA
Dennis Bull                           activities for all participants.
Lee Bullwinkel
                                           “These undergraduates are showing their collective desire to support the
Center for Investment Research        mission and vision of ISU and the College of Business,” said Finance, Insurance
CME Holdings                          and Law Department Chairperson Gary Koppenhaver. “They are paying the gift of
Commerce Bancshares Foundation        education forward while still undergraduates, and that is truly inspiring.”
Danielle and Scott Coykendall
Rodney and Marvis Custer                   In April 2010 a Financial Management Association Leadership award was pre-
D3 Financial Counselors               sented to Collin Geninatti from Carlinville. “Collin was actively involved in FMA
Daryl and Laura Dagit                 all four of his years at ISU, an unusual achievement, since students do not take the
David M. Deneen Family Trust
                                      introductory finance course until their junior year,” said FMA Faculty Sponsor, Joe
Carl Davison
Kelley Doss                           Trefzger. As a junior, Geninatti held the alumni liaison position and as a senior he
Pablo and Virginia Eves               was the chapter president. The award recognizes the positive impact Geninatti had
Financial Mgmt. Assoc. Student Org.
                                      on the student organization and its members. Geninatti is now a securities analyst
Frank Jr. and Mary Haggerty
Michael and Michelle Hermann          at Edward Jones & Co., St. Louis.
Thomas and Ellen Howe
Diane Johnson
Donald and Margaret Koppenhaver       Networking and support:
Gary and Kay Koppenhaver
Michael and Kary Lansden              Illinois State Alumni in Finance
Stephanie and David Lara
Larry Lonis                           March 2010 marked the first downstate Illinois event organized by the Illinois
Colin Marquis                         State Alumni in Finance professional networking group. ISAF members had
Merrill Lynch & Co.
                                      helped host the College of Business tent at
Michael and Diana McGuckin
Dean and Tracy McNaught               the 2009 Homecoming football game, but the
Robert and Nancy Meyer                networking lunch at the Illinois State Uni-
David Mistic                          versity Alumni Center was the first activity
Gregory and Traci Morris
Terry and Katherine Nichols           planned by ISAF specifically for the benefit
Timothy and Kristin Niehof            of Illinois State University Finance students
Charlie Norman                        and all Illinois State graduates working in the
Edgar and Rebecca Norton
Gary and Joan Ollmann
                                      financial world. All Illinois State University
Debra Parker                          graduates who work in finance-related fields
PepsiCo                               are eligible, and encouraged, to join ISAF. An
Jonathan Perry                                                                         Homecoming 2009
                                      easy way to connect with ISAF is by creating
Nancy and David Philipsen
James Pribel                          a profile on LinkedIn and choosing Illinois
Renee Robinson                        State Alumni in Finance under Groups.
Anton and Anelia Roussev                   While the networking opportunity was
Robert Jr. and Annette Rush
Rocco Jr. and Tiffany Sapienza        valuable, an especially useful part of the event
Jeffrey and Carol Secord              for the students was the panel discussion.
Stephen Sparlin                       The panel members were Illinois State gradu-
Douglas Standerfer
State Farm Companies Foundation
                                      ates David Deneen, Wells Fargo Advisors;
Ben Stickley                          Chip Krusemark, Red Barn Development;
John and Christiane Stoffer           Eric Nieukirk, Caterpillar; Nancy Philipsen,
Sean Swanson
                                      State Farm Companies; Karen Rettick, Chest- Panelists, March 2010
Jennifer and David Swearingen
Katherine Thompson                    nut Health Care; Timothy Rowe, Comptroller
Mark and Susan Thorndyke              of the Currency; and Laura Wright, Busey Banks. The panelists answered ques-
Douglas and Lesley Throneburg         tions from FMA alumni liaison John Schurter on a wide range of career and profes-
Michael Towler
Joseph and Connie Trefzger            sional development issues of concern to students.
Michael Valencia
Carson and Iris Varner
Aaron and Sarah Vaughn
Wachovia Matching Gifts Program
Gregory and Martha White
                                      6                                                                    Summer 2010
                                                                                         A conversation
Professionals share insights in FIL classrooms                                           with Dixie Mills
                                                                                         Dixie L. Mills was dean of the College
More than 60 speakers visited campus during 2009 for classes. The topics of the          of Business at Illinois State Univer-
presentations included corporate finance, commercial banking, financial planning,        sity from 1997 until her retirement
financial crises, insurance, investments, real estate, and risk management.              in 2007. She also served as acting
                                                                                         dean, director of Graduate Programs
    The Department of Finance, Insurance and Law extends sincere thanks to the
                                                                                         and Research, and professor in the
individuals and firms that visit campus and share their knowledge and experience         Department of Finance, Insurance
in support of our degree programs. If you or your firm has an interest in making a       and Law. She served her profession as
presentation on campus or sponsoring company visits, please contact the FMA or           president of the Academy of Financial
Gamma Iota Sigma faculty advisors.                                                       Services and the Midwest Finance
                                                                                         Association. Mills received her Ph.D.
                                                                                         in finance from the University of
Heather Acerra              Garry Good                   Jaime Peters
                                                                                         Cincinnati. In 2009 she relocated to
RLI Insurance               Good Financial               Morningstar
                                                                                         Tampa, Florida.
Blake Ahrens                Dale Hall                    Nancy Philipsen
RLI Insurance               COUNTRY Financial            State Farm Insurance            How has Illinois State University’s
Tammy Alsene                Renee Haning                 Nick Potthoff                   College of Business changed over
State Farm Insurance        COUNTRY Financial            Northwestern Mutual             your tenure here?

Nick Bainter                Chris Hubbard                Dow E. Ragan                    When I joined the college, it was
Acuity Insurance            Zurich North America         AIG                             anticipating the first accreditation
                                                                                         by AACSB, personal computers had
Chet Bandy                  Jim Jones                    Lisa Resnik
                                                                                         not yet arrived on the scene, and the
Northwestern Mutual         Illinois State University    State Farm Insurance
                                                                                         college was just moving into Williams
Catherine Bean              John Klein                   Maureen Roach                   Hall. Over the next three decades,
State Farm Insurance        Discover Financial Serv.     ISU Career Center               thanks to talented faculty and sup-
Erich Brandt                Edward Kostyk                Jeff Secord                     portive alumni and business partners,
Pinnacle Consulting         GenRe                        Clifton Gunderson               we developed outstanding academic
Ross Brocksmith             Alan Kubitz                  Amy Leigh Shreves               programs and a very strong, positive
Westfield Ins. Group        The HAVI Group LP            State Farm Insurance            reputation, and of course moved into
                                                                                         a modern, high-tech home.
Dominick Bruno              Dan Kugler                   Cindy Slubowski
Allied World                Snap-On Incorporated         Kraft                           As someone with a lifelong interest
Mark Burns                  Ron Lay                      Jeff Telling                    in financial services, what are your
COUNTRY Financial           State Farm Insurance         Family Credit Counseling        thoughts on the recent financial
Enid Cardinal               Brian McCoy                  Claudia Temple
Illinois State University   Shelter Insurance            Kraft                           It has been disappointing to see
Erin Corbin                 John McDermott               Scott Towne                     leaders of financial institutions,
State Farm Insurance        State Farm Insurance         A. O. Smith Corporation         rescued by public funds, resist the
                                                                                         restrictions attached and the debate
Mark Coyle                  David Magers                 Brian Udy                       over regulatory revisions that are
Liberty Mutual              COUNTRY Financial            Hartford Steam Boiler           intended to prevent a future crisis of
David Creagh                Bert Margis                  Amanda Vanecko                  similar proportions. I believe financial
CF Industries, Inc.         Zurich North America         Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.       institutions exist to meet public and
Gert Cruywagen              Dave Marple                  Aaron Vaughn                    economic goals, not only to maxi-
Tsogo Sun Group             Illinois State University    Edward D. Jones                 mize the wealth of executives and
Dave Deneen                 Lisa Mier                    Kay Weir
Wells Fargo                 State Farm Insurance         Illinois State University       What advice can you offer to early
Julie Diehl                 Stephanie Miller             Greg White                      career alumni with majors in finance
MetLife                     Travelers                    Tall Tree Invest. Mgmt.         and/or insurance?
Ryan Doyle                  William Montanez             Javier Zavala                   I would encourage young profes-
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.   ACE Hardware                 Chubb                           sionals to strengthen interpersonal
Chris DuCharme              Carrie Nance                                                 and communication skills so they can
CEM Insurance               State Farm Insurance                                         build effective relationships and earn
                                                                                         the trust of their clients. I would also
Thom Ewen                   Geoff Nykin
                                                                                         encourage them to continue to up-
ISU Credit Union            State Farm Insurance
                                                                                         date finance and insurance skills and
Ben Franklin                Eric Pan Arthur                                              to pursue professional certifications
Franklin Financial Plnng.   J. Gallagher & Co.                                           that help them demonstrate mastery
Randall Giagnorio           Al Pencek                                                    of complex financial concepts. And of
CF Industries, Inc.         State Farm Insurance                                         course, work hard! Our Illinois State
                                                                                         graduates have always been recog-
                                                                                         nized for their work ethic.

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