Department of Risk Management & Insurance
5th Annual Riskies Awards
Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
The Riskies recognize active or retired business executives who have demonstrated a career of high achievement and service to the insurance, risk management or related industry.
These achievements and service align with the vision of the Department of Risk Management & Insurance in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Recipients are selected by the Riskies Hall of Fame committee, which comprises emeritus faculty and Risk Management Foundation Board of Trustee members.
The Risk Management Foundation at Georgia State University is pleased to announce :
Wesley C. Duesenberg, Jr., CIW
as the Icon Leadership Awardee
for the 2019 Risk Science & Insurance Leadership Awards.
As a prominent figure in the southeast region’s insurance industry and CEO of Southern Insurance Underwriters, Wes is widely known and well regarded for his business acumen. His philanthropic work with Georgia State and the Risk Management Foundation spans decades with the formation and the endowment of the Department’s AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management among his greatest accomplishments.
The Foundation is looking forward to presenting this award to Wes during the 5th Annual Riskies Awards on March 7, 2019 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
2019 Sponsorships Now Available
- Marquee Presenting Level $20,000
- Platinum Level $10,000
- Gold Level $5,000
- Silver Level $2,500
- Bronze Level $1,000
- Friends Level $500
INSUREtrust (Diamond Presenting)
Kristy George Coleman
Georgia Power Company Foundation
McGriff, Sielbel, Williams
Merlinos and Associates
Southern Insurance Underwriters – Wes Duesenberg
Strategic Risk Solutions – Brady Young
Willis Towers Watson
Federal Home Loan Bank of America
Elizabeth White/Peachtree Specialty Risk Brokers
Bill Wright/Ringler Associates
Protective Life Corporation
Accredited Surety and Casualty Co.
Arch Insurance Group
Adam Litke/Bridger Insurance
Wesley C. Duesenberg, Jr., Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc
Hall of Fame
Bob Klein, Georgia State University
Tony Perez, Rincon Investment, Inc
Dorn Swerdlin, Swerdlin and Company
Mike Dekoning, Allstate
Teresa Winer, State of Georgia
Erica Jones, Zurich
Tenesia McGruder, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Nicolas Ardila Falla