Empowering Future Leaders: Inside the Intercollegiate Insurance Sales Challenge


In this episode, host Mitch Dunford welcomes Gab Carrillo, Executive Director of The Center for Risk Management Education & Research at Florida State University, alongside Blaine John, a Senior majoring in Insurance and Risk Management at Florida State University.

This discussion explores the Intercollegiate Insurance Sales Challenge, highlighting its crucial role in nurturing the competencies of tomorrow’s leaders within the risk management and insurance sectors.

If you’re concerned about the industry’s future, discover the incredible talent emerging from FSU and other leading risk management and insurance programs across the nation. Our industry is in excellent hands.

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As the Executive Director of the Center for Risk Management Education and Research in the College of Business at Florida State University, Gabriel Carrillo is part of the leadership team of one of the top Risk Management and Insurance programs in the country. He is a property & casualty industry veteran whose career included roles in underwriting, actuarial, research, product development, product management, technology transformation and 15 years of executive-level leadership.

Gabriel earned his undergraduate degree in actuarial science from Purdue University along with a minor in business. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Florida State University, as well as CPCU and ARe designations. His dissertation topic is Social Inflation.

Active in academia and the insurance industry, he has served on the boards of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services at Illinois State University, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University Actuarial Science Program.

Gabriel shares his industry expertise as a guest lecturer, is a published researcher and regularly presents his work at academic conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

My name is Blaine John I’m from Tampa FL and I’m a senior at Florida State University after graduation I’m pursuing a career in producing and I’ll be working full time in St Petersburg, Florida

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