Insurance and Risk Management Alumni

Our alumni are very important to the Insurance and Risk Management program at Indiana State. They participate in many ways by serving on our Insurance Advisory Council, giving of their time and talent to special Insurance & Risk Management program, Gongaware Center for Insurance and Financial Services or Scott College of Business events, or serving as mentors to students or young alumni in the industry. Regardless of your level of involvement, we appreciate all that you do!

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities within the IRM program, please E-mail us


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Tim Leman, '97 Josh Simerman, '03 Maureen Wozniak Biehl, '98
Leman is a magna cum laude graduate. After graduation, he served as a new business consultant for Aon Consulting in Indianapolis until he was named executive vice president of the Willis Company in Phoenix. Later, he was named chief growth officer for Gibson in South Bend, and in 2009 was named president of the company. He received the university's GOLD Award (Graduates Of Last Decade) in 2004. Leman also is a former member of the Scott College of Business' Insurance Advisory Council and a current member of the college's Dean's Executive Council. A Gongaware Scholar alumnus and magna cum laude graduate, Simerman is with Willis in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduation, he joined Willis as an employee benefits placement specialist, then later worked as a senior client services specialist, servicing clients such as the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2010, he took over as the local office's Director of Placement, managing the placement team and local carrier relationships. He was then promoted in 2012 to the Willis North American National Human Capital Placement Practice, focusing on identifying, developing and communicating new tools as well as enhancing existing capabilities with the practice. Biehl is a vice president and client executive for selected clients of Marsh’s Indianapolis office. She specializes in servicing multinational and global clients. Her clients include firms in the life sciences, automotive, financial, manufacturing and technology industries. Biehl joined Marsh Detroit’s claim group in 1999. She then worked for General Motors Corporation both in Risk Management in Detroit and in Finance for the Allison Transmission Division. She rejoined Marsh in Indianapolis in 2002 and specialized in coordination and delivery of multinational insurance programs. She has experience with global property placements, including quota share and layered programs, in the US, Bermuda,London and Zurich markets.
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John Lurker, '98 Laura Rudolphi, '08 Nicholas Schafer, '01
John Lurker is Vice President of Sales for key accounts in Indiana for United Healthcare and serves on the Scott College of Business' Insurance Advisory Council. Prior to United Healthcare, he worked for Principal Financial Group. Laura is a new member (2012) of the Scott College of Business’ Young Professionals Board. After graduating from ISU, she went on to earn her MBA at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has held a variety of positions, including one with the City of Terre Haute as a risk management intern, with Orbital Sciences (also as an intern), and with Shelter Insurance Companies as a market research analyst. Most recently, she joined dunnhumby in Cincinnati, as a senior associate (analyst). dunnhumby is the leader in personalizing the customer experience for retailers and brands such as CocaCola, Macy's and more. During her time at ISU, she played basketball, achieved honors as a Rankin Distinguished Senior, Honorary Insurance Commissioner for Indiana and Dean’s Honor Scholar. Large lines account analyst for Tobias Insurance Group, Inc. in Indianapolis, Schafer studied insurance and risk management and health and safety while at Indiana State. He has designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and an Associate in Insurance Service (AIS). Prior to Tobias, he served as a commercial underwriter for Ohio Casualty Group. Schafer is a member of the Scott College of Business' inaugural Young Professionals Board and serves as a mentor to Scott College of Business students.
Lora DeVault, '02    
A member of the Scott College of Business’ inaugural (2008) Young Professionals Board, Lora graduated magna cum laude from ISU’s nationally recognized insurance and risk management (and management) program in 2002. She is a licensed commercial and personal lines agent for Old National Insurance in Terre Haute, and recently moved into her current role as coordinator of the small business insurance division. She frequently comes back to Indiana State to mentor and network with insurance and risk management students.