Lockton forges partnership with St. John's University in Risk Leadership and Community Involvement

Jul 02, 2012, 18:26 ET from Lockton

NEW YORK, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In March of 2012, Lockton Insurance introduced a Risk Leadership Development Program to the New York City business and education community. Founded by Lockton Vice President, Marianne Halvorsen, the Risk Leadership Development Program was instituted as a training initiative for young women attending St. John's University's School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science.

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"The program gives students the opportunity to gain industry experience, while building a professional network and taking part in giving back to the community," says Halvorsen. Participants in the program from St. John's University include Ella Soltz, Bailey Noone, and Erika Marshall.

Ella Soltz is a senior majoring in actuarial science with a minor in mathematics. Born in Israel, Ella grew up in South Carolina and enjoys working as a math tutor, volunteering with the Catholic Charities' Department of Immigration and Refugee Services, and involvement with Gamma Iota Sigma as an Alumni and Industry Relations Officer. She currently interns at MetLife's Enterprise Risk Management department.

Erika Marshall is a senior majoring in actuarial science. Originally from Michigan, Erika enjoys living in New York, where she's involved in the National Theatre Honor Society, Gamma Iota Sigma, Academic Service Learning and the St. John's Learning Communities. She currently interns at Arch Insurance Group.

Originally from Tuscon, Arizona, Bailey Noone enjoys living in NYC where she's involved with Gamma Iota Sigma, the Actuarial Science Club, the St. John's Pep Band, the Student Ambassadors Program, and Discover New York's Peer Advisor Program. She currently interns at Los Alamos National Laboratory. "It is great to have a female role model show me what it is like to work and give back to the industry. The goals she [Marianne] is setting for herself and us are inspiring," says Noone, who has just finished up her freshman year as an actuarial science major with a minor in computer science.

Jody Queen-Hubert, Director of Career Services at St. John's, agreed. "I applaud that she [Marianne] is doing this with our students. It helps them to be mentored by a successful woman in business. I am happy to support Marianne's efforts and that of the St. John's students." Queen-Hubert has over 20 years of experience in University Career Services.

If you would like to find out more on Lockton's Risk Leadership Development Program or Halvorsen's work in Risk Management, please visit her blog at http://halvorsenonrisk.com/

About Lockton

More than 4,450 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For three consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."  Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1atQI)

About The School of Risk Management

The School of Risk Management, a division of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, evolved from the 2001 merger of the 100-year-old College of Insurance and St. John's University. The Risk Leadership program is a partnership between Lockton and St. John's University's The Peter J. Tobin College of Business.

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