My primary academic service commitment has been with the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA). Currently, I am the immediate past president of this association, and I have been either an officer and/or a member of its board of directors since 2001. In 2005, I organized an international conference called the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress. This conference took place August 7-11, 2005 in Salt Lake City, and plans are underway for a second meeting during Summer 2010 in Paris and a third meeting in 2015 in Asia. In 1996, I was honored as a recipient of the ARIA President's Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual's distinguished, sustained, and significant service contributions to ARIA. I also continue to be an active member of two Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) committees: 1) the Committee on Theory of Risk and 2) the CAS-ARIA Prize Paper Committee.

As Director of Baylor's Risk Management and Insurance program, I secure and administer external funding sources which support student scholarships as well as the RMI program. New and ongoing annual funding typically ranges $15,000 to $20,000 per year.


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